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The Merry Queen by Pierre Nezelof
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Author:  Madame Vigée-Le Brun [ Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:16 pm ]
Post subject:  The Merry Queen by Pierre Nezelof

I found this book at a used book store, and I was delighted. It's a novel, one I'd never heard of. This is as offensive to the name of Marie Antoinette as it could be.

" Marie Antoinette was less the charming and wholly virtuous person portrayed by most historians than she was the frivolous, fast, pleasure-mad creature who through her own mediocre intelligence, pride and stubbornness caused, to a great extent, her own unhappiness and that of those surrounding her."

Um. M'kay. This is what it says on the description of the book. It then goes on to say that she had many lovers of both genders, it attacks her husband, and speaks of her probably non-existant affair with Count Fersen as something that "made her human." I'm afraid to look further than the text on the inside of the book's jacket, there's no telling what else the author's got to say. :banghead: Good thing it wasn't too expensive...
Anyone else read or heard of this one? :|

Author:  Rosalie [ Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Merry Queen by Pierre Nezelof

Well, after what you said I don't really think I'll buy it :shock: :?
It sound as if it took the picture of MA made up by the libellistes without controllng the truth; isn't it?

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Merry Queen by Pierre Nezelof

It sounds like there is only one place for such a book, the garbage can.

Author:  Délicate fleur [ Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The Merry Queen by Pierre Nezelof

Is this a new publication? :angry4:

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The Merry Queen by Pierre Nezelof

It sounds like it's an old publication. I hope. :/

Author:  Madame Vigée-Le Brun [ Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Merry Queen by Pierre Nezelof

It is old. It was published in 1934, I believe. It's too bad books like this get published... :roll:

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Merry Queen by Pierre Nezelof

That's what I thought. Usually older books about Marie Antoinette are anti- Marie Antoinette. :roll:

Author:  versailles [ Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Merry Queen by Pierre Nezelof

ok i want to buy it and then burn it

Author:  Madame Vigée-Le Brun [ Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Merry Queen by Pierre Nezelof

It's a shame that this book is so horrible... It's got an attractive cover...

Author:  versailles [ Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:08 pm ]
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haha i hate it when that happens

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