Du Barry

Stanley Loomis


Du Barry

Du Barry

  • Title: Du Barry
  • Author: Stanley Loomis
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Hardcover



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 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 11, 1959.


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Biografia interessante e ben scritta dedicata all'ultima favorita di Luigi XVEntrata nel dorato mondo di Versailles quasi contemporaneamente a Maria Antonietta, la contessa Du Barry condivide con la delfina molto piu' di quanto la loro accesa rivalita' lascerebbe pensareoielli 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 bersa [...]

So I'm not sure if this is QUITE five stars, because I may be biased because it's Madame du Barry, but this is again one of those books that I enjoyed more and more 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 b [...]

This book was a pleasure to read.Very beautifully written, with brilliantly droll commentary by the author, Loomis. I made note of at least 20 quotable passages.I 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 bookshelf.I wish the author had left behind a larger oeuvre, a [...]


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