The Queen's Lover

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Product Number: Z05018
Released: Jul 14, 2012
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ISBN: #9781464038013
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Esteemed biographer and novelist Francine du Plessix Gray is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. In The Queen's Lover, Gray crafts a sweeping tale about the infamous affair between Marie Antoinette and Swedish nobleman Count Axel Von Fersen. In 1774, the 19-year-old Dauphine of France meets the handsome Count at a masquerade ball in Paris, igniting a decades-long romance that lasts into the French Revolution.

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The Queen's Lover
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Product Number:C00764
Product Number:Z05018

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Product Number C00764
Released: Jun 13, 2012
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ISBN: #9781464037993
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Product Number MP0597
Released: Aug 17, 2012
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Publisher: Penguin Books
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Professional reviews

"The tragic story of Marie Antoinette is well known, but somewhat less so is the story of her Swedish lover, Count Axel von Fersen. Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini, THE QUEEN'S LOVER tells the story of the lovers' meeting and the French Revolution from Fersen's point of view. Recounted through Fersen's fictional memoirs--written after the events in question--and the notes his sister makes about them, the story is somewhat dry. The memoir device means that there's no dialogue between characters, only Fersen recounting what he remembers of what happened. Ballerini's narration is a bright point, adding a level of emotion that might otherwise be difficult to detect in the text. J.L.K. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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