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1. A Woman's Life in the Court of
 
2. A Woman's Life in the Court of
 
3. Letters from Liselotte, Elisabeth
4. Memoirs of Louis XIV and His Court
5. Memoirs of Louis XIV and His Court
6. Memoirs of Louis XIV and His Court
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7. Cecile: Gates of Gold (Girls of

1. A Woman's Life in the Court of the Sun King: Letters of Liselotte von der Pfalz, Elisabeth Charlotte, Duchesse d' Orléans, 1652-1722
by Professor Elisabeth Charlotte Duchesse d'Orleans
 Paperback: 352 Pages (1997-04-16)
list price: US$20.95
Isbn: 0801856353
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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On 16 November 1671, Liselotte von der Pfalz, the nineteen-year-old daughter of the Elector of Palatine, was married to Philippe d'Orléans, "Monsieur," the only brother of Louis XIV. The marriage was not to be a happy one. Liselotte (known in France as Elisabeth Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orléans, or "Madame") was full of intellectual energy and moral rigor. Homesick for her native Germany, she felt temperamentally ill-suited to life at the French court. The homosexual Monsieur, deeply immersed in the pleasures and intrigues of the court, shared few of his wife's interests. Yet, for the next fifty years, Liselotte remained in France, never far from the center of one of the most glorious courts of Europe. And throughout this period, she wrote letters -- sometimes as many as forty week -- to her friends and relatives in Germany. It is from this extraordinary body of correspondence that A Woman's Life in the Court of the Sun King has been fashioned. As introduced and translated by Elborg Forster, the letters have become the remarkable personal narrative of Liselotte's transformation from an innocent, yet outspoken, girl into a formidable observer of great events and human folly.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Interesting insight.
Interesting insight into into theLouis "le roi soleil" Court. But at times it drags into one long lamentation.

4-0 out of 5 stars Gekronte Schlaven
If you share the current love affair with Jane Austen, and still remember Emily Dickinson, or are intrigued by the attitudes and poses of the present 'royals' including Diana, you should try this woman for comparison. She is German in France, a Westphalian woman, wife of a distinctive modality to the brother of Louis xiv(/Monsieur'...but actually and defiantly herself:inward looking and observant ('my daughter's looks are quite haeslich=ugly, hateful etc...) everything you ever wanted to know about being a ruling-class woman, who is persecuted by Louis' mistress (de Maintenon, the 'old hag,' the trollop' etc.) and reports on the inner life of the most powerful and corrupt court of the period...without being absorbed or entirely downcast by its habits, its immmorality, or its imaginary piety or carried away from its bisexuality in relationship...mistresses who become duchesses, men who love boys and ignore their wives, kings who are terrified by the prospect of their own deaths and cannot allow the strength of other's actual philosophic or theological thought to penetrate his own ignorance or his dependence on the apparent orthodoxy of his mistress' hostilities. A woman's Book.
Witty, humorous, pithy and scatological, all at once in a lifetime of letter-writing, (four each day and 7 0r 8 each Sunday of which only a relative few of her 60,000 orso letters have survived. Note:Gekronte Schlaven='Crowned Slaves.' ... Read more


2. A Woman's Life in the Court of the Sun King: Letters of Liselotte von der Pflaz, 1652-1722.
by Elisabeth, Duchesse d'Orleans. CHARLOTTE
 Hardcover: Pages (1984)

Asin: B001A7HC7G
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3. Letters from Liselotte, Elisabeth Charlotte, Princess Palatine and Duchess of Orléans, 'Madame', 1652-1722
by Charlotte-Elisabeth, duchesse d', and Kroll, Maria Orléans
 Hardcover: Pages (1970)

Asin: B000KDZ9L2
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4. Memoirs of Louis XIV and His Court and of the RegencyVolume 04
by Duchesse d'OrleansCharlotte-Elisabeth Orleans
Kindle Edition: Pages (2004-12-03)
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Asin: B000JQUIUM
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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery. ... Read more


5. Memoirs of Louis XIV and His Court and of the RegencyVolume 03
by Duchesse d' Charlotte-Elisabeth Orleans
Kindle Edition: Pages (2004-12-03)
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6. Memoirs of Louis XIV and His Court and of the RegencyVolume 01
by duchesse d' Charlotte-Elisabeth Orleans
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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery. ... Read more


7. Cecile: Gates of Gold (Girls of Many Lands)
by Mary Casanova
Hardcover: 194 Pages (2002-09)
list price: US$12.95 -- used & new: US$26.52
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Asin: 1584855940
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars I love this book!
This book is about this girl named Cecile who lives in France in the year 1711. She gets the chance to live in a palace, but Cecile finds out that palace life isn't that great.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Great Read
Young 12-year-old Cecile Revel helps save Madame -sister in law to the king- and as a reward, Madame takes Cecile from her poor town of Rileaux to Versailles to work for her Madame's dogs. Cecile is not used to etiquette, and breaks many rules at first. Then she gets into the swing of things and is a great worker. But then an outbreak of measles effect her friends, the king's great grandsons. If you want to know what else happens, you should read the book. I didn't like the ending chapter, so be warned. I would recogmend this book for children 10-15, this being about a French girl with historical hapennings through the book. This was a great book!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Touching story of a poor girl living in France
Cecile is a young girl living in 16th Century France. She and her father have little money to support themselves, and are barely getting by. But when she discovers a woman in the middle of the woods, crying for help, her life changes drastically.
The woman turns out to be the queen. Cecile comes to her rescue, and in turn, the queen hires her as a servant. Cecile knows the money will benefit her family, so she gows to work in the palace.
Very well done.

4-0 out of 5 stars a very touching and realistic book
This book is about a girl who finds out who she truly is through many painful experiences. Cecile, who's humble father never accepts anything from anybody, is very surprised when her father helps a woman who is of French royalty and when she asks for anything to give to Cecile's father, he asks if she might be a servant to the french royalty. Cecile gets whisked away to the palaces of Versaille, which is what "gates of gold" means. She learns proper ediquette, getting a job to tending the woman's 12 dogs. She learns a side of herself that she never thought she had through tending and walking the dogs, also meeting a soon to be "his royal highness" Bretagne, who was about 5-7 years old. Through the dogs, Cecile and Bretagne create a heartwarming relationship, which is tested over the months that Cecile lives at the palace. This book is based on actual history, although the author does a very good job adding her own twist of fiction into the story. This book ends suddenly and heart-breakingly, which I'll warn the emotional readers about. You will love this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Cecile of France
Cecile is a heartwarming, cheerful and peaceful young girl. Serving at court was one of her most important dreams. However, when she finally got the chance to work there, it was nothing like she had expected. The worst part about working there was being apart from her father. Cecile felt that she had to be there with her father and tend to his growing cold. While at court, she becomes friends with the royal family. This book has many joyful and unfortunalty, some hard times. I would recomend this book to any young girl around the age of 12. This is a very touching book and teaches all a very improtant lesson. Dream big becuase what you dream may come true and change your life forever. ... Read more


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