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Madame de Pompadour When Madame De Pompadour Became The Mistress Of Louis XV, No One Expected Her To 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 Enemies 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 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


About the Author: Nancy Mitford

Nancy Mitford, styled The Hon Nancy Mitford before her marriage and The Hon Mrs Peter Rodd thereafter, was an English novelist and biographer, one of the Bright Young People on the London social scene in the inter war years She was born at 1 Graham Street now Graham Place in Belgravia, London, the eldest daughter of Lord Redesdale, and was brought up at Asthall Manor in Oxfordshire She was the eldest of the six controversial Mitford sisters.She is best remembered for her series of novels about upper class life in England and France, particularly the four published after 1945 but she also wrote four well received, well researched popular biographies of Louis XIV, Madame de Pompadour, Voltaire, and Frederick the Great She was one of the noted Mitford sisters and the first to publicize the extraordinary family life of her very English and very eccentric family, giving rise to a Mitford industry, which continues.



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 sometimes show the reverse side of the medal and it is quite true that boredom was the enemy, to be vanquish


  2. says:

    I ve long been a fan of Nancy Mitford, having read the incredible biography of her family The Sisters The Saga of the Mitford Family and then two of her novels, ink The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate This is Mitford s biography of Madame de Pompadour I picked this one up fresh off of reading Erik Larson s The Splendid and the Vile A Saga of Chu


  3. says:

    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 it tells the life story of Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, who, despite her comparatively lowly beginnings, was told by a


  4. says:

    Louis XV Mme explain the worldly French sexyouall sensibility after 5 6 years the pash is over we should all knowthat, 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 sparkle.I will NOT expand asdoubles prices on books with good GR reviews I discovered this w


  5. says:

    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 enou


  6. says:

    Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour hold the center but are not always as interesting as the supporting players Voltaire appears in his fascinating duality, flattering and satirical, unctuous and petulant, apt to bite the hands that feed him Mitford describes the laudatory poem he penned after the victory over the English at Fontenoy in 1745 Richelieu, a great friend of Voltaire s,


  7. says:

    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 But I have always loved this Boucher painting.Mitford s style is conversational I felt like I was was back in the 18th century having a good old gossip over a cup of


  8. says:

    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 isthan 60 years old and the field of history has come a long way since then So it has to be


  9. says:

    Madame de Pompadour excelled at an art which the majority of human beings thoroughly despise because it is unprofitable and ephemeral the art of living Decadent 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 Mitford writes as if she knows her subjects personally Her opinions on the chara


  10. 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 one I rated 3 stars Looking back, that s probably harsh, but while I liked it, I didn t really like it Sometimes Nancy s writing got a little confused, jumping around in chronological order and made a lot of assumptions about our knowledge of French life and courts, as wel


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