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Summary, etc.: The love story between Swedish aristocrat Count Axel von Fersen and Marie Antoinette begins at a masquerade ball in Paris in 1774, when the dashing nobleman first meets the mesmerizing nineteen-year-old dauphine, wife of the reclusive prince who will soon become Louis XVI. This electric encounter launches an affair that will span the course of the French Revolution. As their relationship deepens, Fersen becomes a devoted companion to the entire royal family. Roaming the halls of Versailles and visiting the private haven of Le Petit Trianon, he discovers the deepest secrets of the court, even learning the startling erotic details of Marie Antoinette's marriage to Louis XVI. But his new intimacy with Marie Antoinette and her family is disrupted when the events of the American Revolution tear Fersen away. Moved by the cause, he joins French troops in the fight for American independence. He returns to find France on the brink of disintegration. After the Revolution of 1789, the royal family is moved from Versailles to the Tuileries. Fersen devises an escape for the family and their young children (Marie-Thérèse and the dauphin -- whom many suspect is in fact Fersen's son). The failed attempt leads to a more grueling imprisonment and the family spends its excruciating final days captive before the king and queen face the guillotine. Grieving his lost love in his native Sweden, Fersen begins to sense the effects of the French Revolution in his homeland. Royalists are now targets, and he is viewed as a pivotal member of the ruling class.
Subject: Fersen, Hans Axel von greve 1755-1810 Fiction
Marie Antoinette Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France 1755-1793 Fiction
Statesmen Sweden Fiction
France Court and courtiers Fiction
France History Revolution, 1789-1799 Fiction
France History Louis XVI, 1774-1793 Fiction
Sweden History Gustav IV Adolf, 1792-1809 Fiction
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Love stories.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.
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