Mistress of the Revolution

A Novel

Catherine Delors - Author

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ISBN 9780451225955 | 528 pages | 03 Mar 2009 | NAL | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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An impoverished noblewoman, Gabrielle de Montserrat is only fifteen when she meets her first love, a commoner named Pierre-André Coffinhal. But her brother forbids their union, forcing her instead to marry an aging, wealthy cousin.

Widowed and a mother before the age of twenty, Gabrielle arrives at the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette in time to be swept up in the emerging turbulence—and to encounter the man she never expected to see again. Determined and independent, she strives to find her own freedom— as the Revolution takes an ever more violent turn.

“Definitely a contender for one of the best reads of the year.”
Associated Press

“A most impressive literary debut, this outstanding novel of the French Revolution is well worth reading.”
Historical Novels Review (Editors’ Choice Title)

“Delors shines in her portrayal of the late eighteenth century French women’s world.”
Publishers Weekly

“Delors does an admirable job of depicting the tension, confusion, and volatility of an era.”

“A love story which wrings both heart and soul.”
—Maria Elena Vidal, author of Trianon

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