The Queen's Necklace

The Queen's Necklace

English | June 6th, 2013 | ISBN: 1908968419 | 320 Pages | EPUB | 0.63 MB

"A sparkling slice of eighteenth-century life" Paul Bailey, Independent In August 1785 Paris buzzed with scandal. It involved an eminent churchman, a notorious charlatan, a female fraudster, a part-time prostitute and the hated Queen herself.

At its heart was the most expensive diamond necklace ever assembled-and the web of fraud, folly and self-delusion it had inspired. In Szerb's last major work, a witty and often surprising account of events, the story is used as a standpoint from which to survey the entire age. Written in war-torn Hungary in the early 1940s, it constitutes a remarkable gesture of defiance against the brutal world in which the writer lived and died.

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