Book Reviews of Madame de Pompadour: Mistress of France

Madame de Pompadour: Mistress of France
Madame de Pompadour Mistress of France
Author: Christine Pevitt Algrant
ISBN-13: 9780802140357
ISBN-10: 0802140351
Publication Date: 8/5/2003
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Grove Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Madame de Pompadour was the official mistress of Louis XV for 20 years, until her death at the age of 42. She had an enormous amount of influence on the politics of the country and this book goes into great deal about how she accomplished that. However, despite all of the detail about what she did, there is very little sense of why she did it. I only got a superficial sense of her, who she was, her relationship to the king, her family, her friends, her motivations. Well written, well researched but ultimately disappointing.
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Excellent biography of the "official mistress" of Louis XV of France. Madame de Pompadour was an expert at social and political manoueverings in a particularly turbulent period of French history.