A Conversation on the Quai Voltaire

Auteur: Lee Langley
Taal: Engels
A Conversation on the Quai Voltaire
Auteur: Lee Langley
Uitgever: Vintage Publishing
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780099492924
  • Druk: New title
  • januari 2007
  • 384 pagina's
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Collector, adventurer and artist, Vivant Denon was a youthful courtier at Versailles; he lived through the French Revolution, and galloped across Egypt with Bonaparte. A skilled survivor, he knew everyone - Marie Antoinette, Voltaire, Robespierre, Catherine the Great, the artists of the day, Boucher and David. He found world fame without seeking it, risking his life and happiness in an endless quest, a love affair with art. Taking a real historical figure, his extraordinary life, his passions, his friendship with Napoleon, the Venetian contessa who was his great love, Lee Langley has created a vast, rich canvas that captures the dying grandeur of Venice, the battle of the Nile, a dazzling liaison dangereuse, bringing to life the sweep of the period alongside a tender and intimate story. Remaining true to Denon's biography, she has with verve, wit and imaginative invention, constructed a parallel existence for a vulnerable, guarded man in a laughing mask. And there is Baptiste, the valet, living in his shadow, observing the antics of the court and the turbulence of the Terror, and his master, ever closer to Napoleon, cramming the Louvre with the looted treasures of the enemies of France. The private life, too, is open to the observant eye of the valet. He is the confidant, the recipient of secrets. Servant and master, the provider of comforts and the privileged - a relationship as close as marriage. And what of the valet himself? He too has hopes. And heartbreak.

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A thoroughly enjoyable historical romp, well-researched, elegantly written -- Moira Jeffrey Glasgow Herald An absorbing read -- Sophie Harrison Sunday Times The novelist's own passion for and dedication to her subject translates into an easy - and enjoyable - historical romp -- Jennifer Potter Times Literary Supplement A novel of compelling power. Her habitually careful craftsmanship and sumptuous prose fit the elegance and high drama of the period -- Shusha Guppy Financial Times [Langley] brings Denon and his world thrillingly and charmingly to life -- Kate Chilsholm Spectator

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
New title
Verschijningsdatum
2007-01-06
Aantal pagina's
384 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Lee Langley
Uitgever
Vintage Publishing

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9780099492924

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NUR code
300
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2007-01-06
Thema Subject Code
FV

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