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The Queen's Necklace: Marie Antoinette and the Scandal that Shocked and Mystified France

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Written in 1961 and now back in print, this classic and fascinating true crime story stars none other than Marie Antoinette. Four years before the French Revolution, some priceless diamonds were purchased in elaborate secrecy from a court jeweler. The jewels, not yet paid for, were delivered into the hands of the first Prelate of the Church of France. He, in turn, gave it ...more
Paperback, 640 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Phoenix
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Kathy Hughes
Feb 25, 2013 Kathy Hughes rated it it was amazing
Frances Mossiker let the characters tell the story in their own words, and for me this was the best part of the story. One of the more interesting parts of the history of the Queen's necklace affair was the way Jeanne de la Motte-Valois changed events in her memoirs to present herself in the best light possible. The book has a rather Rashomon-like effect when you see the various differences in the accounts of the people involved. Marie Antoinette was not directly involved in the affair, and had ...more
Michele
Jun 19, 2013 Michele rated it liked it
Finally!!! Finished, and I have to admit I enjoyed the last 200 pages more than the first 400. I don't know if it was my concentration level or the book, but the first of the book was slow and hard to follow. That was partly due to the format the author used which I found to be confusing at first. By the end of the book, however, I had it down and it didn't bother me.

The plot and amount of information prevented this book from being an easy read - so I avoided picking it up unless I had the peac
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I'm a French history buff especially during the time of Marie Antoinette. Poor Marie was involved with a scandal that really had nothing to do with her, but she got pulled into it anyway because of a very ambitious woman, self-titled Countess Jeanne de La Motte-Valois. This book is an account of the Diamond Necklace affair, as it was called, and reads like an amazing juicy soap opera. Leave it to the French for drama! One of my top favorite books of all time.
Jennifer
Feb 28, 2008 Jennifer rated it liked it
Shelves: reference, history
Many movies have been made that focus around this mystery of a necklace, a "friend" of Marie Antoinette, and the queen's role in a scandal... (What was one more when history accuses her of single-handedly collapsing a nation????) The book drags at points, but it's an overall interesting read...
Catherine Delors
Feb 22, 2010 Catherine Delors rated it it was amazing
Such thorough research, and so much fun to read!

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