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The affair of the poisons

Frances Mossiker

The affair of the poisons

Louis XIV, Madame de Montespan, and one of history"s great unsolved mysteries

by Frances Mossiker

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Published by Gollancz in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Montespan, Françoise-Athénaïs, -- Marquise de.,
  • Louis -- XIV, -- King of France.,
  • France -- Courts and courtiers.,
  • France -- Social life and customs.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Frances Mossiker.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDC126
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii,336,ix p.,16plates :
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16165487M
    ISBN 10057500438X
    OCLC/WorldCa59182419

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