THE IVORY MISCHIEF by Arthur Jr. Meeker


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Why oh why is this being published? No doubt it is a faithful and detailed record of 17th century France, and the story and characterizations simply wallow in the minut of facts, for what the author seems to have done is to inject a mild dose of fiction into a thoroughly documented historical record of the Grand Siecle, simply to supply motivation for the recorded characters and action. In the main, the story follows the fortunes of two sisters, Magdalen and ""Cateau"" de la Louppe, who are taken to Paris, married off successfully, and proceed through a series of post- marital affairs as they weave their intricate way through a mass of court intrigue. And so what?

Pub Date: Jan. 2nd, 1942
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin