Madame de Pompadour Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook


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    Madame de Pompadour Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Nancy Mitford Nineteenth century historians shocked by the contemplation of such a merry pointless life have been at great pains to emphasize the bo

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    Madame de Pompadour Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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 Sp

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    Review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Nancy Mitford Nancy Mitford Õ 0 Summary Madame de Pompadour Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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 comparative

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    Madame de Pompadour Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Louis XV Mme explain the worldly French sexyouall sensibility after 5 6 years the pash is over we should all know that 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 sparkleI will NOT expand as doubles prices on books with good GR rev

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    Summary Madame de Pompadour Madame de Pompadour Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Nancy Mitford 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 enough to stop reading The biography certain

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    Madame de Pompadour Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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

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    Madame de Pompadour Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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 Mitfor

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    Review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Nancy Mitford Madame de Pompadour Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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 is than 60 ye

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    Madame de Pompadour Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Nancy Mitford 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 o

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    Summary Madame de Pompadour Nancy Mitford Õ 0 Summary Review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Nancy Mitford Madame de Pompadour excelled at an art which the majority of human beings thoroughly despise because it is unprofitable and ephemeral the art of livingDecadent 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

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Review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Nancy Mitford

Madame de Pompadour

Madame de Pompadour Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ould 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 18th century Versailles with its love of pleasure and treachery We learn and see. 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 paintingMitford s style is conversational I felt like I was was back in the 18th century having a good old gossip over a cup of tea No doubt Nancy I would have been whispering behind our hand painted fans Mitford s writing style involves a lot of jumping around probably a lot familiarity with famous names of the time than I have even if my schoolgirl French hadn t changed from poor to non existent I don t think I would have been able to translate all the French verse Mitford included I tried a couple of times with Babelfish then gave up Mitford s own explanation is that some of the insulting doggerels are untranslatable being a play on Pompadour s maiden name poisson is fish in French there is a mention of the Princess of Hesse Rhinevelt s mother giving birth alternately to daughters hares There is no explanation of this no cite eitherSo you just have to go with the flowPompadour s rise to the top was remarkable A bourgeiosie with a beautiful but rather common mother who had made a very fortunate alliance after the banishment of her husbandshe was educated at home but as Mitford writes a accomplished woman has seldom livedAfter she attracted the attention of Louis XV her taste was given full rein Theatres were built for to act houses for her to decorate gardens to create Although apparently not that fond of jewellery she had plenty of it She was a patron of the arts notably Voltaire who wasn t always touchingly grateful the creation of Sevres porcelain unlike the aristocrats she or rather Louis paid her billsMitford theorises that history her French contemporaries don t always judge her kindly because of her extravagance because her fondness was for beautiful small things rather than large monuments that would stand the test of time Also she is condemned for her part in the Seven Years WarEven amazingly the physical side of their relationship ceased around 1750 but although Louis XV started sleeping with other women none of them could replace her in his heart he was heartbroken at her relatively young death Mitford believed the jolly Mme du Barry would have only had the status of these other women if Pompadour had been still aliveMitford s final line view spoiler After this a very great dullness fell on the Chateau of Versailles hide spoiler

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Madame de Pompadour Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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 yea. 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 got even praise than he deserved and the cunning old poet mentioned a lot of other people who might be useful to him Soon he was besieged by women begging a line or two for sons and lovers This poem sold ten thousand copies in ten days mostly to the army subseuent editions brought in so many sons and lovers that the thing became a farceThat friend of Voltaire s the Duc de Richelieu is another of the book s scene stealers Apparently the perfection of Ancien R gime libertinage he supplied Laclos with a model for Valmont in Les Liaisons dangereuses The financier La Popelini re discovered a revolving fireplace in his wife s bedroom by which the Duc de Richelieu used to come from the next door house and visit her He was observed sneaking into the bedroom of one of his mistresses by means of a plank thrown over the street from an opposite house After forbidding his daughter to marry a man of bourgeois antecedents he uipped coldly that if the young people really were in love they could after suitable matches find each other in society and begin an affair He said he feared only two things impotence and Frederick the Great s French verse verse Frederick hired Voltaire to correct and encourage During the Seven Years War Richelieu while in command of the French army over the Rhine accepted bribes from Frederick in return for pulling his punches and generally easing up on the winded Anglo Prussian forces With the bribes he built a lavish Parisian pleasure palace that a visiting Horace Walpole described to a friend as having a chamber surrounded with looking glasses and hung with white lutestrings painted with roses I wish you could see the antiuated Rinaldo who has built himself this romantic bower Looking glass never reflected so many wrinkles Richelieu Mitford writes got away with everything He lived to a ripe old age or a withered one Tourneur s line about a parched and juiceless luxur could not be better applied to die in 1788 just a year before it all came crashing down The old mummy as they called him at Versailles was now sixty two His military career came to an endhis amorous career went on until he died at the age of ninety six When he was eighty four he pensioned off an old lady whose chief occupation in life had been finding girls for him and making all arrangements and settled down with his fourth wife a pretty young widow She worshipping him as much as all his other wives and mistresses presented him with a son who died at once however greatly to the relief of M de Fronsac Richelieu made up his uarrel with Maurepas when that minister was recalled after twenty seven years of exile by Louis XVI they used to sit together for hours on end at Versailles which they alone now could remember under Louis XIV regretting the glories of the past

Review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Nancy Mitford

Madame de Pompadour Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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 c. 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 Churchill Family and Defiance During the Blitz Mitford may have written this some 75 years before Larson but she is an eually excellent biographer lively fun and gossipy I found many of her explanations of royal life during this time very interesting because she is able to breath movement to all these dead aristocrats many of whom were probably uite stiff and formal Her background and deep knowledge of this world comes through Her portrayal of Mme Pompadour is sympathetic From Mitford you get a vision of a generous woman who desperately wanted the ueen to like her despite the fact that she was the king s mistress Perhaps that shows some fundamental denseness There are also significant pages devoted to her bungling of diplomatic negotiations leading up to the 7 years war In total I think Mme de Pompadour must have a very charming companion if she liked you but while she smiled her little legs were fluttering like a duck as she tried to get rid of her enemies and help her friends One other thing I noticed which came painfully to light considering the current circumstances was that people died right and left in the 1700s due to smallpox and other diseases And Mme de Pompadour only lived to 40 She certainly kept busy

  • Paperback
  • 312
  • Madame de Pompadour
  • Nancy Mitford
  • English
  • 18 June 2017
  • 9780940322653