Szerb Antal: The Queen's Necklace (A királyné nyaklánca angol nyelven)

In this unusual, witty and often surprising version of the story of Marie Antoinette's necklace, Antal Szerb uses the narrative as a standpoint from which to survey an entire age.
ISBN: 9781906548612
Author: Szerb Antal
Page: 308
Binding: Soft cover
Publication date: 2011
Format: Book
Publisher: PUSHKIN PRESS
Language: English

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In August 1785 Paris buzzed with a scandal involving an eminent churchman, a female fraudster, a part-time prostitute and the unpopular Queen herself. At the heart of the scandal was the most expensive diamond necklace ever assembled, and the tangle of fraud, folly, blindness and self-delusion it provoked. The humiliation inflicted on the royal family by this affair contributed to their appalling deaths in the Revolution just four years later.

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