Angelique and the King Author:Sergeannne Golon FC: She gambles her beauty for the favor of the most elegant libertine in all of France- Louis XIV himself. FP: He was Louis XIV himself, King of France, fought over by exquisite, glittering women. But there was one he had not yet possessed- and she was the one woman he wanted. She was the fa... more »bulous Angelique,a woman risen from the gutters of Paris to the giddy heights of power and position in the King's court. Angelique knew Louis was irresistibly drawn to her beauty, yet all his mistresses were also beautiful, and he discarded them like toys. That Angelique could never bear. She knew she must find ways to keep the King's passion for her aflame! Here is the tremendous novel of seventeenth-century Versailles, the most fascinating period in French history. BC: Have you met Angelique? If you haven't you've missed one of the most irresistible heroines in the history of fiction. Saucy, emerald-eyed slave of passion, Angelique's stormy adventures have taken her from the gutters of Paris to the harems of Africa to the silken prison of a king. Compared by critics to Fanny Hill, Amber And Scarlett O'Hara, Angelique has loved, intrigued, hated and fought her way into the hearts and lives of millions of readers everywhere in the world.
The way to the royal bed: Against the background of the wicked, pulsating intrigues of the court of Louis XIV, Angelique battles foppish courtiers, noble harlots and scheming ladies to become the favorite of the King.« less