The Queen's Necklace (Illustrated) by Alexandre Dumas

The Queen's Necklace (Illustrated)

byAlexandre Dumas

Kobo ebook | December 18, 2014

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The Queen's Necklace is a novel by Alexandre Dumas that was published in serialized form in 1849 and 1850. It is loosely based on the Affair of the Diamond Necklace, an episode involving fraud and royal scandal that made headlines at the court of Louis XVI in the 1780s.

Balsamo is back and, after a hiatus of 10 years and the adoption of a new identity (Count Cagliostro), he is ready to begin anew his efforts at bringing down the throne of France. The action centers around Marie Antoinette, portrayed quite positively by Dumas, and the infamous affair of the diamond necklace. A tangled intrigue revolves around the fabulous necklace, worth 1.5 million francs according to Dumas. The court, apparently already suffering under the dual weight of an embarrassing lack of funds and rumors of the queen's infidelity spread by her many enemies, can hardly withstand a blow in both quarters. From here Dumas weaves various threads and intrigues with his usual aplomb as his varied cast of characters are drawn inexorably towards their ultimate ends.

Title:The Queen's Necklace (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 18, 2014Publisher:JPULanguage:English

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