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  1. says: Download Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ½ Francine du Plessix Gray PDF/EBOOK (The ueen's Lover) Francine du Plessix Gray ½ 7 characters

    PDF/EBOOK (The ueen's Lover) Parts of this review will discuss events that are historical fact If you aren't familiar with the French Revolution and the fate of royal family it would be best to stop reading this review And just so I don't get accused of spoiling the book jacket and the first pages of the book make it clear that at least in this version Von Fers

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    review The ueen's Lover PDF/EBOOK (The ueen's Lover) Download Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ½ Francine du Plessix Gray I have a weird fascination with Marie Antoinette and her family and was really looking forward to reading this new novel about Count Fersen who was perhaps the secret love of Marie Antoinette's life and the architect of the failed escape plan to Varennes after which the royal family was captured and soon imprisoned in Paris I didn't feel this novel which is told in the first person by Fersen himself with other parts narr

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    Download Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ½ Francine du Plessix Gray PDF/EBOOK (The ueen's Lover) Francine du Plessix Gray ½ 7 characters One hopes that somewhere in Heaven Marie Antoinette is enjoying the beatific vision and is thereby distracted from the knowledge of the truly wr

  4. says: review The ueen's Lover PDF/EBOOK (The ueen's Lover) Download Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ½ Francine du Plessix Gray

    Download Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ½ Francine du Plessix Gray PDF/EBOOK (The ueen's Lover) Okay so I admit it when I saw the hero of this novel was Axel von Fersen I immediately thought of so dreamy makes lesbians faint Jamie Dornan who portrayed von Fersen in the 2006 Marie Antoinette Nummy Needless to say that mental image helped make this novel especially awesome But even if your mental image of Swedish cou

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    Download Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ½ Francine du Plessix Gray PDF/EBOOK (The ueen's Lover) Francine du Plessix Gray ½ 7 characters The ueen's Lover is the fictional memoir of Count Axel von Fersen a man long speculated to have been the lover of doomed ueen Marie Antoinette Edited by Fersen's sister the novel focuses on not only his relationship with Marie but Fersen's enti

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    PDF/EBOOK (The ueen's Lover) Download Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ½ Francine du Plessix Gray This book was disappointing I was salivating at the prospect of reading a good historical novel about the relationship between the Swedish Count Axel von Fersen and his purported long term affair with Marie Antoinette The st

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    Francine du Plessix Gray ½ 7 characters Download Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ½ Francine du Plessix Gray review The ueen's Lover If the intent of author du Plessix Gray is to present her protagonist Count Axel von Fersen as an admirable historical figure during the time of the French Revolution she did not succeed with me This Swedish nobl

  8. says: review The ueen's Lover Download Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ½ Francine du Plessix Gray Francine du Plessix Gray ½ 7 characters

    Download Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ½ Francine du Plessix Gray PDF/EBOOK (The ueen's Lover) I really really wanted to like this book but it just wasn't possible It was an interesting premise but I just felt like it pandered too much to what the author thought the readers wanted The story was about Marie Antoinette's affair with Swedish nobleman Axel von Fersen The ueen was 19 and Fersen was a very haughty wealthy

  9. says: PDF/EBOOK (The ueen's Lover) Download Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ½ Francine du Plessix Gray

    PDF/EBOOK (The ueen's Lover) Francine du Plessix Gray ½ 7 characters Download Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ½ Francine du Plessix Gray In general I liked this book I learned a lot about the French Revolution from a different viewpoint It also emphasized the maternal side of Marie Antoinette which I don't often think about The writing was good but a little dry at times The sex scenes were unnecessary and graphic I skimmed the last three chapters because I

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    PDF/EBOOK (The ueen's Lover) Download Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ½ Francine du Plessix Gray The life story of Marie Antoinette fascinates many a lover of historical fiction One of the many uestions not completely answered throughout time is whether she had an affair with Count Axel von Fersen of Sweden

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  • Hardcover
  • 292
  • The ueen's Lover
  • Francine du Plessix Gray
  • English
  • 11 July 2019
  • 9781594203374

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review The ueen's Lover The ueen's Lover review ç 7 Download Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ½ Francine du Plessix Gray Secrets of the court even learning the startling erotic details of Marie Antoinette's marriage to Louis XVI But his new intimacy with Marie Antoinette and her family is disrupted when the events of the American Revolution tear Fersen away Moved by the cause he joins French troops in the fight for American independenceHe returns to find France on the brink of disintegration After the Revolution of 1789 the royal family is moved from Versailles to the Tuileries Fersen devises an escape for the family and their young children Marie Thrse and the dauphin whom many suspect is in fact Fersen's son The failed attempt leads to a grueling imprisonment and the family spends its excruciating final days captive before the king and ueen face the guillotineGrieving his lost love in his nati. This book was disappointing I was salivating at the prospect of reading a good historical novel about the relationship between the Swedish Count Axel von Fersen and his purported long term affair with Marie Antoinette The story is told through the use of Fersen s actual memoirs and the fictional ones of his sister Sophie The transitions between the memoirs is stilted and the combination of fact and fiction harms the flow of the narrative feels uncomfortably stiff A good historical novel makes the reader feel a part of the time period in the book This book does not do this The occasional use of Dear Reader is annoying and the constant rather pedantic insertion of historical facts makes one feel that one is reading a textbook Still the details of Fersen s life are uite intriguing and in spite of the writing were worth the time spent One interesting revelation at the end The mystery of whether the ueen s son was Louis XVI s or von Fersen was resolved in 1982 by DNA testing Sad to say Louis Charles was the actual son of Louis XVI

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The ueen's Lover

review The ueen's Lover The ueen's Lover review ç 7 Download Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ½ Francine du Plessix Gray A deeply intelligent and spellbinding historical novel of Marie Antoinette on the eve of the French Revolution The Washington PostFrancine du Plessix Gray's beautifully realized historical novel reveals the untold love story between Swedish aristocrat Count Axel von Fersen and Marie Antoinette The romance begins at a masuerade ball in Paris in 1774 when the dashing nobleman first meets the mesmerizing nineteen year old dauphine wife of the reclusive prince who will soon become Louis XVI This electric encounter launches a love affair that will span the course of the French RevolutionAs their relationship deepens Fersen becomes a devoted companion to the entire royal family Roaming the halls of Versailles and visiting the private haven of Le Petit Trianon he discovers the deepest. I have a weird fascination with Marie Antoinette and her family and was really looking forward to reading this new novel about Count Fersen who was perhaps the secret love of Marie Antoinette s life and the architect of the failed escape plan to Varennes after which the royal family was captured and soon imprisoned in Paris I didn t feel this novel which is told in the first person by Fersen himself with other parts narrated by his sister added anything to my knowledge of the story or my understanding of the key figures involved There are some very racy sex scenes with Fersen and the ueen which frankly I found very distasteful it gave me a feeling of being a voyeur at the scene which rather than being titillating seemed simply tacky Fersen comes across as a very unpleasant person it was hard to even empathize when he himself is beaten to death by an anti royalist crowd in Sweden some years later And the way the author incorporated actual parts of letters written by Fersen and others made the book very awkward was she trying to write a novel a biography or a history book It seems like she couldn t decide and it s a messy melange that doesn t work well If you want to read about Marie Antoinette check out instead Abundance by Sena Jeter Naslund a much better novel or ueen of Fashion an excellent nonfiction treatment by historian Caroline Weber

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review The ueen's Lover The ueen's Lover review ç 7 Download Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ½ Francine du Plessix Gray Ve Sweden Fersen begins to sense the effects of the French Revolution in his homeland Royalists are now targets and the sensuous aristocratic world of his youth is fast vanishing Fersen is incapable of realizing that centuries of tradition have disappeared and he pays dearly for his navet losing his life at the hands of a savage mob that views him as a pivotal member of the ruling classScion of Sweden's most esteemed nobility Fersen came to be seen as an enemy of the country he loved His fate is symbolic of the violent speed with which the events of the eighteenth century transformed European culture Expertly researched and deeply imagined The ueen's Lover is a fresh vision of the French Revolution and the French royal family as told through the love story that was at its cente. If the intent of author du Plessix Gray is to present her protagonist Count Axel von Fersen as an admirable historical figure during the time of the French Revolution she did not succeed with me This Swedish nobleman and diplomat presumed lover of Marie Antoinette failed to meet my criteria for classification as an historical hero He seems to have been better at emoting than at carrying out any effective actionsIf however the author s intent is to put the French Revolution into a broader international context by using Fersen and his sister Sophie as narrators she has succeeded although her style of writing is at times tedious and less successful at making the book an enjoyable readThe most I had known of Fersen prior to the reading of this novel was his friendship with the French royal family possible romantic relationship with Marie Antoinette and his masterminding of the royal family s 1790 unsuccessful flight to Varennes from Paris hoping to find freedom in Belgium His life as a Swede and as an international player in Europe and even in the American Revolution was unknown to meGray s novel begins with the first meeting in 1774 of Fersen and then dauphine Marie Antoinette at a masuerade ball at Versailles where they discover themselves to be apparently kindred spiritssoul mates and are devoted to each other from then until her beheading in 1793 Theirs is often a long distance relationship with separations such as Fersen s 1780 1782 participation in the American Revolution and their intimacy is to be inferred from letters written to each other and from third party observations of the timeThis intimate relationship is uite possibly true but is not the main thrust of Gray s novel Fersen doesn t even come across as a very likeable or admirable person never succeeding in any of his attempts to rescue Marie Antoinette from her fate and not even managing to be faithful to her despite all his protestations that she is the Love of His Life So no this is not really a love story but is rather an account of international unrest intrigues and alliances of the time Sweden Russia Britain Austria France Turkey etc Who s allied with whom what s going on internationally during France s revolutionary mess this is what makes the book somewhat interestingThere are some excellent sections that were of major interest to me First her descriptions of the sights sounds and smells of opulent Versailles which certainly help to explain 1700s France s love of perhaps to the point need for perfume Another highlight for me was Fersen s take on the American Revolution Information about Sweden s King Gustavus a rather openly gay monarch is not to be missed In addition her tragicomic account of the botched flight to Varennes is informative for those not in the know as is the sad description of life for the royal family after their imprisonment and up to their deathsFor the first two thirds of the book I was uestioning Gray s choice of Fersen as narrator of the book Surely she could have found someone compelling heroic or sympathetic rather than a rich self centered womanizing nobleman lover of wealth and ostentation But her choice became clearer to me in the last 50 or so pages which take place mostly in Sweden from 1796 to 1810 where Gray ties Fersen s involvement in the American and French Revolutions to his final years when his own upper class ostentatious lifestyle brings about his own downfallThis was often a tedious book I couldn t keep myself reading it for long periods of time When I truly enjoy a book time and pages fly by They crawled often for me during the reading of this and I took time off from it to check out appealing reads