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 Novel featuring Madame Elisabeth 
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Post Novel featuring Madame Elisabeth
Recently, I re-discovered a novel featuring Madame Elisabeth, which I remembered reading in high school: "The incorruptible: a novel of revolution and royalty" by Helma de Bois, published in 1965.

While it is of doubtful history, per se (the premise involves a half-brother and -sister; the former, a friend of Robespierre, the latter a friend of Madame Elisabeth), it makes for exciting reading and the author has done her homework well, nicely capturing the flavor of revolutionary Paris, and, what is more to the point here, creating a plausible portait of Madame Elisabeth, a much-overlooked character, and one who, in my opinion, is long overdue for a contemporary biography.

Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:14 am
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Post Re: Novel featuring Madame Elisabeth
Well she has a contemporary biography by Elizabeth Reynaud (which is pretty good) but its' in French.

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Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:36 pm

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Post Re: Novel featuring Madame Elisabeth
The Library of Congress's online catalog will turn up some books on Mme Elizabeth.

Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:28 pm
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