Search Results: "Evelyne Lever"


BOOK REVIEW

MADAME DE POMPADOUR by Evelyne Lever
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Artfully observed, the bawdy and political wiles—for better and worse—of Madame de Pompadour. (8 pp. color illustrations)"
Though bodices are ripped at the outset, French historian and biographer Lever (Marie Antoinette, not reviewed) settles down to offer an astute portrait of Madame de Pompadour in the court of Louis XV. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SADE by Maurice Lever
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A must."
Lever is the French editor of the Marquis de Sade's correspondence, and thus in a particularly good position to check and curb much of the mythical fervor that surrounds the writer everyone thinks he knows all about and almost no one does. Read full book review >

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THE LAST LOVE OF GEORGE SAND by Evelyne Bloch-Dano
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"A love story probably suppressed by Sand's resentful son, brought here to vivid life in the hands of her capable biographer."
Delightful reconstruction of the deeply fulfilling, late-life romance of the French novelist with a devoted, younger engraver. Read full book review >

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BYE, MZUNGU! by Janice Ellen Lever
Released: Oct. 7, 2012

"An exciting memoir detailing the author's many adventures while teaching Ugandan children."
In her debut, an American teacher offers vivid, warm recollections of her 18 years in Uganda. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAUMARCHAIS by Maurice Lever
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2009

"Superbly rendered biography of a most significant man."
The astonishingly productive, creative, dangerous, revolutionary, mercenary, libertine life of Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (1732-1799), author of The Barber of Seville and financier for the American Revolution. Read full book review >