Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 416 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in
Published: July 3, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 145168620X
ISBN - 13: 9781451686203
From the Publisher
Fourteen-year-old Catherine de' Medici arrives in
Marseilles to marry Henry, Duke of Orleans, second son of the King
of France. The brokenhearted Catherine has left her true love in
Italy, forced into trading her future happiness for marriage into
the French royal family.
Amid the glittering fêtes and banquets of the most immoral
court in sixteenth-century Europe, the reluctant bride becomes a
passionate but unwanted wife. Humiliated and unloved, Catherine
spies on Henry and his lover, the infamous Diane de Poitiers.
Tortured by what she sees, Catherine becomes consumed by a ruthless
ambition destined to make her the most despised woman in France:
the dream that one day the French crown will be worn by a Medici
heir. . . .
About the Author
Jean Plaidy one of the preeminent authors of
historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen
name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also known as
Victoria Holt and Philippa Carr. Her novels have been translated
into more than twenty languages and have sold more than 100
million copies worldwide.
"Plaidy has crafted a compelling narrative, full of historical
detail and fascinating characters. She is credited with
resurrecting the historical novel as a genre, and Madame
Serpent shows why."