The exchange of princesses
(Book)

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Published
New York, NY : Other Press, [2015].
ISBN
9781590517024, 1590517024
Physical Desc
xii, 332 pages ; 22 cm
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Brookline - AdultFIC Thomas, ChantalOn Shelf
Natick - AdultFICTION / ThomasOn Shelf
Watertown - AdultFICTION THOMAS C 2015On Shelf

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Published
New York, NY : Other Press, [2015].
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781590517024, 1590517024

Notes

General Note
Translated from the French.
Description
"Set in the French and Spanish courts of the eighteenth century, this novel is based on a true story about the fate of two young princesses caught in the intrigues and secrets of the moment Philippe d'Orleans, the regent of France, has a gangrenous heart--the result of a life of debauchery, alcohol, power, and flattery. One morning in 1721, he decides to marry eleven-year-old Louis XV to the daughter of Philippe V of Spain, who is only four. Orleans hopes this will tie his kingdom to Spain. But were Louis to die without begetting an heir--the likeliness of which is greatly increased by having a child bride--Orleans himself would finally be king. Orleans tosses his own daughter into the bargain, the twelve-year-old Mlle de Montpensier, who will marry the Prince of Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne. The Spanish court enthusiastically agrees and arrangements are made. The two nations trade their princesses in a grand ceremony in 1722, making bonds that should end the historical conflict. Nothing turns out as expected. "--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Thomas, C., & Cullen, J. (2015). The exchange of princesses . Other Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Thomas, Chantal, 1945- and John Cullen. 2015. The Exchange of Princesses. Other Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Thomas, Chantal, 1945- and John Cullen. The Exchange of Princesses Other Press, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Thomas, Chantal, and John Cullen. The Exchange of Princesses Other Press, 2015.

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