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Download PDF  Du Barry Author Stanley Loomis – serv3.3pub.co.uk [Reading] ➿ Du Barry Author Stanley Loomis – Serv3.3pub.co.uk “Told with brilliance and an admirable sense for comedy Her Du Barry's later years are fittingly enough related in a mellow nostalgic key Entertained at first then moved the reader after the admirab “Told with brilliance and an admirable sense for comedy Her Du Barry's later years are fittingly enough related in a mellow nostalgic key Entertained at first then moved the reader after the admirable final paragraph is left pensive Few books are published of which this could be said” J Christopher Herold “She Lived for Love Luxury and Louis” Saturday Review April .


4 thoughts on “Du Barry

  1. Eve Eve says:

    I was given this book for Christmas by my father who found it in the “out of printpulp” section of the strand Certainly lives up to its pulp label full of gossipy asides on French aristocrats on whim Loomis seemed to feel personally but it was fun Didn’t know anything of Du Barry before but now I’d like to finally read Nancy Mitford’s bio of another Louis XV mistress Madame du PompadourI accidentally read this book right after reading Emperor on the last members of Halie Selassie’s court and found it really interesting to compare the practices of two courts in a downfall


  2. Giornata_di_sole Giornata_di_sole says:

    Biografia interessante e ben scritta dedicata all'ultima favorita di Luigi XVEntrata nel dorato mondo di Versailles uasi contemporaneamente a Maria Antonietta la contessa Du Barry condivide con la delfina molto piu' di uanto la loro accesa rivalita' lascerebbe pensaregioielli meravigliosi abiti sontuosi castelli amicizie illustri; ma Versailles non e' solo lusso e piacerie' anche un covo di intrighi rivalita' invidie fazioni perenemente in lottaLa Du Barry e Maria Antonietta sono il bersaglio di pesanti critiche e accuse divenendo oggetto di libelli diffamatori e volgariCon la morte di Luigi XV inizia per la Du Barry un periodo di difficolta' ed esilio mentre Maria Antonietta diventa reginaRevocato l'esilio e reintegrata del suo enorme patrimonio la contessa si ritira nel suo castello di Louveciennes dove trascorre il resto della sua vita circondata dal lusso e da una cerchia di amiciLo scoppio della rivoluzione riavvicina le due donne le uali assistono alla distruzione del loro mondo alla fine dell'ancient regime ai massacri indiscriminati e condividono il tragico destino sul patibolo con uno scarto di pochi messiLa contessa Du Barry e' descritta come una donna bellissima e di gran fascino di indole buona ed estremamente generosa amante della bella vita e diversamente dalla marchesa Pompadour non interessata alle uestioni politicheLa sua persona e' stata oggetto di giudizi fortemente negativi che l'autore cerca di ridimensionare in un'ottica piu' oggettiva


  3. Samantha Bee Samantha Bee says:

    So I'm not sure if this is UITE five stars because I may be biased because it's Madame du Barry but this is again one of those books that I enjoyed and as I read it I will always have a soft spot for Madame du Barry and this book only added to that She is a woman with a reputation damaged by years and years of slut shaming and it's nice to see someone take a solid defence of her character and give her the sympathy and understanding she deserves Loomis leaves off with a simple but true statement on this last mistress of France that speaks to what many say she was genuinely like she was kind


  4. Susy Susy says:

    This book was a pleasure to readVery beautifully written with brilliantly droll commentary by the author Loomis I made note of at least 20 uotable passagesI should note that I am not even interested in the subject matter du Barry Louis XV or the French Revolution I don't recall how I came to own this book But I thought I might read it and then drop it off at St Vincent de Paul but it has definitely earned a place on the bookshelfI wish the author had left behind a larger oeuvre as I would love to read of his thoughts outside the French Revolution time period


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