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The Resource The exchange of princesses : a novel, Chantal Thomas ; translated from the French by John Cullen ; with a foreword by Martha Saxton

The exchange of princesses : a novel, Chantal Thomas ; translated from the French by John Cullen ; with a foreword by Martha Saxton

Label
The exchange of princesses : a novel
Title
The exchange of princesses
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Chantal Thomas ; translated from the French by John Cullen ; with a foreword by Martha Saxton
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Set in the French and Spanish courts of the eighteenth century, this novel is based on a true story about the fate of two young princesses caught in the intrigues and secrets of the moment Philippe d'Orleans, the regent of France, has a gangrenous heart--the result of a life of debauchery, alcohol, power, and flattery. One morning in 1721, he decides to marry eleven-year-old Louis XV to the daughter of Philippe V of Spain, who is only four. Orleans hopes this will tie his kingdom to Spain. But were Louis to die without begetting an heir--the likeliness of which is greatly increased by having a child bride--Orleans himself would finally be king. Orleans tosses his own daughter into the bargain, the twelve-year-old Mlle de Montpensier, who will marry the Prince of Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne. The Spanish court enthusiastically agrees and arrangements are made. The two nations trade their princesses in a grand ceremony in 1722, making bonds that should end the historical conflict. Nothing turns out as expected. "--
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1945-
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Thomas, Chantal
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2680.H493
LC item number
E2413 2015
Literary form
fiction
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1942-
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Cullen, John
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  • Orléans, Philippe
  • Arranged marriage
  • France
Label
The exchange of princesses : a novel, Chantal Thomas ; translated from the French by John Cullen ; with a foreword by Martha Saxton
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn893016783
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 332 pages
Isbn
9781590517024
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014043505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)893016783
Label
The exchange of princesses : a novel, Chantal Thomas ; translated from the French by John Cullen ; with a foreword by Martha Saxton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn893016783
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 332 pages
Isbn
9781590517024
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014043505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)893016783

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