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Query abandoned by poster > ABANDONED. book about the dauphin of france

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message 1: by Cassiel (new)

Cassiel I read this book in the 70s: novel about the Dauphin of France imprisoned in a tower for several years after the revolution; a young woman was his only contact. His health deteriorates and he eventually dies, and I think the young woman was pregnant.
Cannot find any book that comes close.

message 2: by bup (new)

bup | 87 comments This sounds a lot like "The Man in the Iron Mask," sort of. Except not after the revolution.

message 3: by bup (new)

bup | 87 comments Except that it sounds even more like (same author, Dumas), "The Knight of Maison-Rouge: A Novel of Marie Antoinette" http://www.powells.com/review/2003_11...

message 4: by Cassiel (new)

Cassiel thanks; it's definitely not either of those two. I think it was probably written in the 60s or 70s, and and despite the unusual for that era subject of "illegitimacy" it was likely a young adult novel.

message 5: by Corbett (new)

Corbett | 23 comments That sounds like a book I read too. It has the word Dauphin in the title I think. It was a historical novel.

message 6: by Alexandra (new)

Alexandra | 40 comments Dang, I remember reading a book with the Dauphin of France as a character but can't remember what it was!

It probably isn't what your thinking of though, I believe the book I read was an alternate history fantasy type, with the young Dauphin as a character.

message 7: by Cathy (new)

Cathy These all made me think of "Desiree" by Anne Marie Selenko (?? maybe that's not her name ...)
But not the Dauphin but what the hey

message 8: by Barbara (new)

Barbara (goodreadscombarb-ken) | 51 comments Desiree is in love with Napolean and marries the future King of Sweden.

message 9: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 6937 comments Mod
The alternate history book was probably The Shadow of Albion and Leopard In Exile: Carolus Rex, Book II both of which deal--at least in part--with an alternate Earth where the young Dauphin did not die with Marie and his father, but was spirited into hiding by an Englishman. These 2 stories (there was supposed to have been a third, but unfortunately Andre Norton died before it could be written, dealt with the young Prince/King after he'd grown up.

As for the 1 that the poster is looking for--no idea what it could be.

message 10: by Kaion (new)

message 11: by chucklesthescot (new)

chucklesthescot | 31 comments Jean Plaidy wrote a few books based on the Dauphin of France. I haven't personally read any of them though. She also published under Victoria Holt.

message 12: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenlb23) | 66 comments "Revolution" has something about that...the girl shoots off fireworks for the dauphin while he is in the tower

message 13: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 42959 comments Mod
Cassiel, are you still looking for this book?

Cassiel is no longer a member of this group and was last heard from in 2007, so I'm going to guess this is abandoned.

message 14: by ``Laurie (new)

``Laurie (laurielynette) | 1036 comments Well that's a shame because I just remembered reading a book called "A Prince Lost to Time" by Ann Dukthas which might have been it.

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