Madame de Pompadour: Mistress of France

Madame de Pompadour: Mistress of France

Christine Pevitt / Jul 20, 2019

Madame de Pompadour Mistress of France This biography of the legendary mistress of King Louis XV offers dramatic insight into the life of one of the most enchanting powerful and feared women to grace the world s stage Groomed from an ear

  • Title: Madame de Pompadour: Mistress of France
  • Author: Christine Pevitt
  • ISBN: 9780802140357
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Paperback
  • This biography of the legendary mistress of King Louis XV offers dramatic insight into the life of one of the most enchanting, powerful, and feared women to grace the world s stage Groomed from an early age to assume the role of a rich man s mistress, Jeanne Antoinette Poisson underwent several transformations before she caught the heart of the king himself Although accuThis biography of the legendary mistress of King Louis XV offers dramatic insight into the life of one of the most enchanting, powerful, and feared women to grace the world s stage Groomed from an early age to assume the role of a rich man s mistress, Jeanne Antoinette Poisson underwent several transformations before she caught the heart of the king himself Although accustomed to the king s extramarital relationships, the court was shocked at the sudden ascension of the low born Mademoiselle Poisson The newcomer, however, wasted no time in establishing herself as the king s sole confidante and, ultimately, his indispensable partner in affairs of state The critically acclaimed author of Philippe, Duc d Orleans, Christine Pevitt Algrant traces Madame de Pompadour from her modest beginnings in early eighteenth century Paris to her reign as the undisputed mistress of Versailles Filled with photographs, and evocative and insightful in its telling, Madame de Pompadour is a seductive portrait of one of the most fascinating and influential women of the age.

    Madame de Pompadour Wikipdia Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, marquise de Pompadour, duchesse de Menars , ne le dcembre Paris et morte le avril Versailles, est une Franaise, femme d influence sur les plans politique et artistique, devenue favorite de Louis XV, roi de France et de Navarre. Madame de Pompadour Jeanne Antoinette Poisson Maitresse du ot as tall as the average, alert, nimble, slender, elegant, she seems to embody the hint between the last rank of elegance and the first of aristocracy. Madame de Pompadour Jeanne Antoinette Poisson Parijs, december Versailles, april , sinds markiezin de Pompadour, was een van de beroemdste matresses van koning Lodewijk XV van Frankrijk. Levensloop Ze werd geboren als Jeanne Antoinette Poisson en er wordt gezegd dat ze de buitenechtelijke dochter was van Charles Franois Paul Le Normant de Tournehem, een rijke Madame de Pompadour Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, marchesa di Pompadour, detta Reinette reginetta , meglio nota come Madame de Pompadour Parigi, dicembre Versailles, aprile , stata la pi celebre favorita del re Luigi XV e la donna francese pi potente del XVIII secolo. Nacque nel da Luise Madeleine de La Motte, una ricca ereditiera borghese e da Franois Poisson, bench la Madame de Pompadour , la enciclopedia libre Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, duquesa marquesa de Pompadour y marquesa de Menars, con paridad francesa, conocida como Madame de Pompadour Pars, de diciembre de Versalles, de abril de , fue una muy famosa cortesana francesa, la amante ms clebre del rey Luis XV, adems de una de las principales promotoras de la cultura durante el reinado de dicho rey. Madame de Pompadour New York Review Books Classics 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. Madame de Pompadour Evelyne Fulfillment by FBA is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in s fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Madame de Pompadour Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, dame Le Normant d tiolles, marquise Markgrfin de Pompadour, duchesse de Menars Dezember in Paris April in Versailles , kurz Madame de Pompadour, war eine Mtresse des franzsischen Knigs Ludwig XV. Madame de Pompadour Palace of Versailles Madame de Pompadour was a mistress, friend and advisor to Louis XV, remaining with him until her death in Introduced in the Court by well placed connections, she caught the King s eye and soon became his official mistress. Madame Pompadour , wolna encyklopedia Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, markiza de Pompadour, po m u Jeanne Antoinette Le Normant d tiolles, zwana Madame de Pompadour ur. grudnia w Pary u, zm kwietnia w Wersalu markiza, metresa krla Francji Ludwika XV.Organizatorka rautw i balw na dworze krlewskim w Wersalu, protektorka artystw, pisarzy i filozofw m Woltera, Monteskiusza, Diderota.

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    244 Comments

    1. I was intrigued by the strong-willed, highly intelligent Madame de Pompadour in the Doctor Who ep "Girl in the Fireplace." After reading this biography, I can see that the episode got two details right: she was nicknamed Reinette as a child, and upon her death (at age 42!) her lover King Louis XV watched the carriage bearing away her body in the rain from a balcony. Unfortunately, her character was a bit less impressive in reality than in fiction, at least according to Algrant. She was beautiful [...]


    2. A well-written biography on one of history's most famous mistresses. I got interested in Madame de Pompadour after reading Voltaire's dedication to her in Zadig, and Algrant's book paints a well-rounded picture of Louis XV's companion and adviser for twenty years. The last fourth of the book gets a little bogged down in constant battles, broken treaties, promotions, demotions, and the poisonous atmosphere of the French court, but that really is more history's fault than Algrant's. The story of t [...]


    3. It's an entertaining look at one of the more notorious mistresses in French history, Louis XV's longtime flame, Madame de Pompadour. But it's not nearly as good as Nancy Mitford's biography. Still, the colour plates are pretty, and there are a few insights. Just not enough of them. For the complete review, please go here:epinions/content_76427


    4. This was a well written biography of Madame de Pompadour, well researched and written with a clear and flowing script. However, I don't feel that it was as good as Nancy Mitford's biography.


    5. It took me a good long while to read this, but that was because it was one I kept reading and then coming back. It was a little hard going, but I think that's possibly due to my reading historic works so very little. Very interesting to get a bit of background in the run up to Marie Antoinette's time, but it has given me a new appreciation for Madame de Pompadour herself. Despite her being alive in the 18th century I still cried when she died.



    6. Wonderfully written, Christine Pevitt Algrant gave us a very intimate look at the enigmatic mistress of Louis XV and the significant role she played in history. Jeanne Antoinette Poisson was born into a comfortable middle class family in Paris but as the author would show, there is more to her background than meets the eye. Her rise from mistress to “Prime Minister” is truly an amazing feat.Jeanne Antoinette Poisson (Madame de Pompadour) caught the attention of King Louis XV, became his mist [...]


    7. A biography of Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Madame de Pompadour, mistress to King Louis XV of France.Pompadour was a fascinating woman and that only partially comes out in this routine biography. I wanted to find out the facts behind Reinette ("little queen"), the woman so enchantingly portrayed by Sophia Myles during the David Tennant years of Dr Who. Though many of her accomplishments are dutifully outlined, it felt as though the author didn't really think much of her subject. Granted, Pompadour [...]


    8. A lovely biography of a fascinating woman. Like another reviewer, I was also intrigued by Madame de Pompadour after seeing her in an episode of Dr Who. She was a strong-willed woman who managed to hang on to her title and power even after her (physical) affair with the king ended! (I don't think the Dr Who episode got much right about her, except her strength of character, her nickname as child and her departure from Versailles)One fact I found very interesting was that only members of the royal [...]


    9. It's taken me well over a year to finish this book, after I picked it up on the back of 'The Girl In The Fireplace' episode of Dr Who. I could barely read more than a couple of chapters at a time, and ended it putting it aside for many months while other books and life in general took over. For anyone interested in history and factual reads, this will no doubt be quite enthralling, but for me, it was far too long and I'm glad to finally be done with it.


    10. A highly readable biography, full of interesting facts and anecdotes. You can actually visualize all the French court intrigue and gossip surrounding this highly controversial mistress to Louis XV. The author handles the multitude of political machinations very well, but sometimes I felt there was just a bit too much emphasis on that (difficult to leave it out though, because of the subject matter!)


    11. A well-done biography of a character that is offen hide on the main line of Frech History.Madame de Pompadour is based on all the mail of the period Luis XV' kindom, and its shows importants aspect of the way the decisions where taken (as the Treaty of Versailles - the first one).Was on the Luis XV' kindom that the illuminist came to light, and the proximity of then o the main characater is deliteful.


    12. This took me four or five years to slug through. Honestly not entirely sure *why*. The writing isn't dry, as such - in fact, it goes through the 42 years of Madame de Pompadour's life at a fairly quick pace. Maybe that was it: there were too much names and dates and not enough of Madame de P's personality herself. She never really sparked my interest. Worth a read if you're interested in this time period, but otherwise I'd skip it.


    13. Can anyone recommend a good biography of Louis XV? I liked Nancy Mitford's take on Pompadour and Louis, but this one is a cold wind from the heart, so to speak. They both emerge as people you wouldn't want to know, and in Louis' case, supremely boring. At one point an early reader of Mitford's manuscript told her that she must stop referring to Louis as "perfect heaven" on every other page; well, Algrant's book is the corrective for THAT.


    14. I don't normally read french historical fiction but this was interesting. Madame de pampadour was a strong and secure women in a world where women are second class, even as queen. but she never tried to be more than what she was, which was a beautiful and intelligent lover and later friend to a king.


    15. I actually became interested in reading about this French mistress of Louis XV after watching an episode of Dr. Who!! Anyway, it was a good read and helped me to understand a bit the life of the grandfather of King XVI (he who lost his head in the French Revolution).


    16. I have always been very curious about this women. Now that I have read about her i found her very interesting. She was very assertive,and she definatly was more than a pretty face. This book was very well written,but the subject wasn't enough to hold my intrest.


    17. This one was a real page turner for me. Well, except for the very boring war/battle descriptions, I pretty much skip those without losing any thing. Very good book. I liked it. It was an honest account of this remarkable woman.


    18. getting ready to visit Versailles this Fall. I have only read 100 pages, but I already feel like I read the line that inspired the Doctor Who episode. Mitford says that at court it was the fashion to walk quickly with tiny steps, like a something I don't quite remember. Train? Robot?


    19. A historical fiction book that is very well written. I have learned that Louis the 14th was very private, exclusive and easily pursuaded (mostly by women). Madame Pompadour spent most of her life risking everything to stay in his good favor and keep her place in court.


    20. A great recounting of a historical drama, told with flair and imagination, and real affection for the characters and their all too real human failings.



    21. Hard to give this a rating really as it was more of an educational read than something I can say I enjoyed or not.



    22. Good description about what it takes for a women to maintain power. Brain, charm, brain, network of supporters, brain


    23. Great insight into a complex personality of a woman who knew how to play her surroundings and consequently left a mark on history






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