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Madame de Pompadour MOBI ☆ Madame de  PDF or When Madame de Pompadour became the mistress of Louis XV, no one expected her to retain his affections for long A member of the bourgeoisie rather than an aristocrat, she was physically too cold for the carnal Bourbon king, and had so many enemies that she could not travel publicly without risking a pelting of mud and stones History has loved her little better Nancy Mitford s delightfully candid biography recreates the spirit of th century Versailles with its love of pleasure and treachery We learn and see France increasingly overcome with class conflict With a fiction writer s felicity, Mitford restores the royal mistress and celebrates her as a survivor, unsurpassed in the art of living, who reigned as the most powerful woman in France for nearly twenty years


10 thoughts on “Madame de Pompadour

  1. Kelly Kelly says:

    Nineteenth century historians, shocked by the contemplation of such a merry, pointless life, have been at great pains to emphasize the boredom from which, they say, the whole Court and the King suffered No doubt a life devoted to pleasure must sometimes show the reverse side o


  2. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    I ve long been a fan of Nancy Mitford, having read the incredible biography of her family The Sisters The Saga of the Mitford Family and then two of her novels, ink The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate This is Mitford s biography of Madame de Pompadour I picked this one up


  3. Susan Susan says:

    As well as her wonderful novels, Nancy Mitford also wrote four, less known, historical biographies Madame de Pompadour in 1954, Voltaire in Love in 1957, The Sun King in 1966 and Frederick the Great in 1970 This is the first of her biographies and it tells the life story of Jeanne Antoine


  4. Sketchbook Sketchbook says:

    Louis XV Mme explain the worldly French sexyouall sensibility after 5 6 years the pash is over we should all knowthat, and love deepens while outsider sexercises play on Yes, some of us know, but few have the French toleration understanding Nancy Mitford reports with her usual sparkle.I will NO


  5. Hanneke Hanneke says:

    An enjoyable biography of that greatest of all courtisanes, Madame de Pompadour, told in the extremely posh voice of Nancy Mitford Nancy Mitford is through her own aristocratic upbringing very apt in commenting on the ways of the French court and courtiers I must confess that I was sometimes getting


  6. Eric Eric says:

    Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour hold the center but are not always as interesting as the supporting players Voltaire appears in his fascinating duality, flattering and satirical, unctuous and petulant, apt to bite the hands that feed him Mitford describes the laudatory poem he penned after the victory ove


  7. Carol She& Carol She& says:

    I ve never posted an image before other than book covers so this is likely to be painful I don t know why I m starting with La Pompadour, as her brother apparently said that none of the many portraits of her resembled her But I have always loved this Boucher painting.Mitford s style is conversational I felt like


  8. Maja - BibliophiliaDK ✨ Maja - BibliophiliaDK ✨ says:

    UNPOPULAR OPINION THIS DID NOT DO IT FOR ME Popsugar Reading Challenge 2019 Two books that share the same title When it comes to biographies of Madame the Pompadour, this one is most often revered as the best of the best However, I was not impressed Now, it must of course be remembered that this book isthan 60 years o


  9. Ailsa Ailsa says:

    Madame de Pompadour excelled at an art which the majority of human beings thoroughly despise because it is unprofitable and ephemeral the art of living Decadent 18th century French life told in the crisp tones of the 1950 s An unusual and cute biography that I don t think you could get away with publishing today Nancy Mitfo


  10. Pink Pink says:

    Biographies are my kind of book I ve probably said it before, but if they re well written they re an instant 4 star read for me This one I rated 3 stars Looking back, that s probably harsh, but while I liked it, I didn t really like it Sometimes Nancy s writing got a little confused, jumping around in chronological order and made


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