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When Madame de Pompadour became the mistress of Louis XV no one expected her to Madame de MOBI #224 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 enemi. 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 of the medal and it is uite true that boredom was the enemy to be vanuished by fair means or foul But the memoirs of the day and the accounts of the courtiers who lived through the Revolution do not suggest that it often got the upper hand on the contrary they speak on and all of a life without worries and without remorse of perpetual y

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Madame de Pompadour

Es 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. Louis XV Mme explain the worldly French sexyouall sensibility after 5 6 years the pash is over we should all know that 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 sparkleI will NOT expand as doubles prices on books with good GR reviews I discovered this when I went to buy a gift etc also doubles prices on books that get well reviewed on its site These lines were writ in 2013

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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.. 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 is than 60 years old and the field of history has come a long way since then So it has to be cut some slack which is the reason for my 2 stars and not just 1 Madame de Pompadour knew her own worth she suffered neither from an inferiority nor a superiority complex she saw hersel


10 thoughts on “Madame de Pompadour

  1. 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 some

  2. says:

    I've long been a fan of Nancy Mitford having read the incredible biography of her family The Sisters The Saga of

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    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

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    Louis XV Mme explain the worldly French sexyouall sensibility after 5 6 years the pash is over we should all kn

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    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 a bit bored by the abundance of noble names and affairs but not bored enough to stop reading The biography certainly provides many hi

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    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 B

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    Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour hold the center but are not always as interesting as the supporting players Vol

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    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 is than 60 years old and the field of history has come a long way since then So it has to b

  9. 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

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    Madame de Pompadour excelled at an art which the majority of human beings thoroughly despise because it is unprofitable and ephemeral the art of livingDecadent 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 Mit

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