Dancing to the Precipice: The Life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin, Eyewitness to an Era

Dancing to the Precipice: The Life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin, Eyewitness to an Era

Caroline Moorhead
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Author:  Caroline Moorhead
Condition:  Used, Very Good
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  480
Publisher:  Harper Perennial
Year:  2009
ISBN:  9780061684425

Condition notes:
two pages (pp. 177-80) have a couple of creases across the top corner; otherwise in excellent condition

Her canvases were the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette; the Great Terror; America at the time of Washington and Jefferson; Paris under the Directoire and then under Napoleon; Regency London; the battle of Waterloo; and, for the last years of her life, the Italian ducal courts. She witnessed firsthand the demise of the French monarchy, the wave of the Revolution and the Reign of Terror, and the precipitous rise and fall of Napoleon. Lucie Dillon—a daughter of French and British nobility known in France by her married name, Lucie de la Tour du Pin—was the chronicler of her age. In this compelling biography, Caroline Moorehead illuminates the extraordinary life and remarkable achievements of this strong, witty, elegant, opinionated, and dynamic woman who survived personal tragedy and the devastation wrought by momentous historic events.

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