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- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99
Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinette is an inside look into the life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, written by her First Lady in Waiting Madame Campan. Born in 1755 and married to Louis XVI of France at the age of 14, Antoinette was renowned for her fabled excesses. She was condemned for treason in 1793 at the zenith of the French Revolution,... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2010; Not Available
The resplendent sex symbol of the splendid century'... The reign of Athenais de Montespan as principal mistress of Louis XIV corresponds with the most glorious period of the Grand Siecle. Athenais was 'the true Queen of France', symbol of a dazzling French culture in the seventeenth century. As a lover, she risked the disgrace of double adultery to... more...
- Michelin Travel & Lifestyle 2011; US$ 9.99
This eBook version of the Green Guide Paris by Michelin, with its famed star-rating system, maps, illustrations and walking tours, helps you discover every facet of the beautiful City of Light. Join a Friday night roller-blade rally near Gare Montparnasse, stroll along the Seine, browse the bouquinistes? stalls of old books, or enjoy more traditional... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95
National Bestseller In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Lubéron with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhône Valley, discovers... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 12.99
The House of Guise was one of the greatest princely families of the sixteenth century, or indeed of any age. Today they are best remembered through the tragic life of one family member, Mary Queen of Scots. But the story of her Guise uncles, aunts and cousins is if anything more gripping - and certainly of greater significance in the history of Europe.... more...
- The Floating Press 1904; US$ 3.99
Robert Louis Stevenson's 1878 travelogue, An Inland Voyage , details his canoeing trip through France and Belgium in 1876. Pioneering new ground in outdoor literature, this was Stevenson's first book. He had decided to become free from his parent's financial support so that he might freely pursue the woman he loved; to support himself he... more...
- C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 13.27
?Kaiserin des Geistes? nannte der Schriftsteller Sainte-Beuve die vehemente Gegnerin Napoleons, und Madame de Chastenay notierte in ihren Memoiren, drei Großmächte hätten gegen Napoleon gekämpft: ?England, Russland und Madame de Staël?. Diese Frau ging ihren Weg. Anne Louise Germaine de Staël (1766?1817) führte ein bewegtes Leben in historisch ereignisreicher... more...
- C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 7.64
Am 18. Juni 1815 wurde die Schlacht bei Waterloo (oder La Belle-Alliance) geschlagen. Dort beendeten Wellington, Blücher und Gneisenau mit ihren englischen und preußischen Truppen die Herrschaft der Hundert Tage, die Napoleon I., aus dem Exil zurückgekehrt, noch einmal hatte errichten können. Marian Füssel erläutert die historischen Voraussetzungen... more...