MARIE MANCINI by H. E. Buhl

MARIE MANCINI

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Novelized version of the love story of Marie Mancini and Louis XIV, where the brilliance and excitement of France's golden age are given full sweep. It is a tragic story -- that of the young girl of eighteen who was the niece of Mazarin and who was transplanted to the court of Louis by her uncle as bait for the boy-king, which would ensure Mazarin's hold over him as chief regent. And of how they genuinely fell in love -- only to be separated because Anne of Austria, Turenne, and finally Mazarin feared Louis might marry her. A well known story, but a charming one, quite colorfully told.

Publisher: Vier Valken Veriag -- Berlin