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Memoires de l'abbe de Choisy habille en femme ;: Suivi de, Histoire de la marquise-marquis de Banneville (Petite bibliotheque Ombres)

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Las memorias de François Timoléon de Choisy nos presentan una sorprendente historia real cuya estructura linda con la ficción. Nacido en una familia cortesana y criado como niña por su madre, que lo acostumbra -al igual que su compañero de juegos, Felipe de Orleáns, hermano de Luis XIV- a vestirse de mujer, a la muerte de ésta adopta nombre y vestimenta femeninas.
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Unknown Binding, 185 pages
Published 1995 by Editions Ombres (first published May 30th 1973)
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Jorge Rueda
Sep 09, 2010 Jorge Rueda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
François-Timoleón de Choisy (1644-1724), reconocido por sus libros de viajes, obras sobre Luis XIV y piezas acerca de la historia de la Iglesia, vivió el florecimiento de Francia y su figura medianamente conocida es -desde mi punto de vista- señera de la época, Timoleón fue hijo de la señora de Belesbat, preceptora de quien ascendió al trono con apenas cuatro años: Luis XIV (1638-1715), el Rey Sol, mientras el "sucesor" de Richelieu, el Cardenal Mazzarino (1602-1661), con la anuencia de la Reina ...more
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Sep 11, 2012 Josh rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This was a really, really boring book. I was hoping for some insight into the reasons why this guy was a transvestite - which he gave - but an overwhelming amount of the book is spent talking about the parties he hosted. Given that this is a French nobleman, the overabundance of decadence isn't too surprising, I guess.
Filipe Bernardes
The story is interesting, although I think the translation made it a bit confuse at some parts
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He was born in Paris. His father was attached to the household of the duke of Orléans, and his mother, who was on intimate terms with Anne of Austria, was regularly called upon to amuse Louis XIV. By a whim of his mother, the boy was dressed like a girl until he was eighteen, and, after appearing for a short time in man's costume, he resumed woman's dress on the advice--doubtless satirical--of Mad ...more
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