Days Of Splendor, Days Of Sorrow: A Novel Of Marie Antoinette

May 15, 2012|
Days Of Splendor, Days Of Sorrow: A Novel Of Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey
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A captivating novel of rich spectacle and royal scandal, Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow spans fifteen years in the fateful reign of Marie Antoinette, France’s most legendary and notorious queen.

Paris, 1774. At the tender age of eighteen, Marie Antoinette ascends to the French throne alongside her husband, Louis XVI. But behind the extravagance of the young queen’s elaborate silk gowns and dizzyingly high coiffures, she harbors deeper fears for her future and that of the Bourbon dynasty.

From the early growing pains of marriage to the joy of conceiving a child, from her passion for Swedish military attaché Axel von Fersen to the devastating Affair of the Diamond Necklace, Marie Antoinette tries to rise above the gossip and rivalries that encircle her. But as revolution blossoms in America, a much larger threat looms beyond the gilded gates of Versailles—one that could sweep away the French monarchy forever.
Juliet Grey is the author of Becoming Marie Antoinette. She has extensively researched European royalty and is a particular devotee of Marie Antoinette, as well as a classically trained professional actress with numerous portrayals of virgins, vixens, and villainesses to her credit. She and her husband divide their time between New Yor...
Title:Days Of Splendor, Days Of Sorrow: A Novel Of Marie AntoinetteFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:448 pages, 7.99 X 5.18 X 0.96 inShipping dimensions:448 pages, 7.99 X 5.18 X 0.96 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0345523881

ISBN - 13:9780345523884

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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