Madame de Pompadour

Swedish title: Madame de Pompadour

Category: Non Fiction / Biography & Memoirs

Pub date: 23-09-2008

Format: 352 pages

Madame de PompadourIntelligence, Beauty, Power

Herman Lindqvist

Intelligence, Beauty, Power

“She was a lady that every man would have liked as a mistress”

Follow our most prominent and entertaining popular historian Herman Lindqvist on a journey through the 1800th century. Get to know the royal mistress of Versailles and get enchanted by her beauty and intelligence. This book is a historical page turner, it is almost as if you were actually there, hiding behind the curtain. With this book Herman Lindqvist gives us a close insight to the life of the fascinating woman Madame de Pompadour and the sparkling era of the 1800th century.

A child was born at number 29, Rue de Cléry in Paris on December 29th 1721, and she was named Jeanne Antoinette Poisson. When the girl was born no one could have imagined that this child would go down in history as Madame de Pompadour. That she (and not her husband) would become a marquis and a count, and that she would become so close to France’s sovereign King Louis XV with her feminine powers that her ideas and desires would influence and sometimes guide the most powerful country in Europe for nineteen years.

She represented a new life force in his artificial world, and for the first time he felt real love. When she died, at the age of only 43, she was known throughout Europe as Madame de Pompadour.

This tastefully illustrated biography contains detailed primary information, letters and anecdotes, blended with the enormously popular voice of Herman Lindqvist.

Madame de Pompadour is the first book in a series of three featuring figures from French history to be published by Herman Lindqvist at Albert Bonniers Förlag.

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