Features one of the strangest characters in literature, Joseph Balsamo, also known as Cagliostro (later a key figure in the Affair of the Necklace). ...Show synopsisFeatures one of the strangest characters in literature, Joseph Balsamo, also known as Cagliostro (later a key figure in the Affair of the Necklace). An alchemist, conspirator, and Freemason, Balsamo figures prominently in the eventual downfall of the French monarchy. This publication from Boomer Books is specially designed and typeset for comfortable reading.Hide synopsis
Description:Fair. No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Volume One of the Marie...Fair. No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Volume One of the Marie Antoinette Series. Burt's Home Library, A.L. Burt Company: New York, n.d. Pre-1911. 614 pp. Green cloth hardcover, gilt lettering, light edgewear on boards. Front and back hinge open and exposed. Spine halfway detached. Text and pages clean and fine.
This is the first in Dumas' series on Marie Antoinette, and starts as she is entering France.
Good descriptions of life (both of the Court and of others) at that period, which helps with understanding the deterioration that led to the fall of the Monarchy.
I initially tried starting the Marie Antoinette series a few books later, but starting with Joseph Balsamo provides necessary introductions of characters that continue in the following books.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.
You're signed up (and we ♥ you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first voucher. Thanks!