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The Queen's Necklace

Gelesen von Gail Timmerman Vaughan

(4,25 Sterne; 16 Bewertungen)

The Queen's Necklace is historical fiction based on an actual scandal in the court of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI during 1784-85, "The Diamond Necklace Affair". The Diamond Necklace Affair contributed to the discrediting of the Marie Antoinette and the monarchy of Louis XVI prior to the French Revolution. The backdrop is the rebellious state of the French people due in part to adverse weather and crop failures affecting the food supply and price of bread during the 1780s, contrasted to the extravagance of the French monarchy. The Queen's Necklace is the 3rd novel in the Marie Antoinette series by Alexandre Dumas. (summary by Gail Timmerman-Vaughan) (12 hr 20 min)

Chapters

PROLOGUE, Part I. THE PREDICTIONS

13:05

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PROLOGUE, Part II. M. DE LA PEROUSE

47:19

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I. TWO UNKNOWN LADIES

12:09

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II. AN INTERIOR

8:04

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III. JEANNE DE LA MOTTE VALOIS

15:50

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IV. BELUS

8:16

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V. THE ROAD TO VERSAILLES

10:38

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VI. LAURENT

14:25

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VII. THE QUEEN'S BED-CHAMBER

17:22

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VIII. THE QUEEN'S PETITE LEVEE

12:01

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IX. THE SWISS LAKE

6:33

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X. THE TEMPTER

8:22

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XI. M. DE SUFFREN

9:18

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XII. M. DE CHARNY

7:39

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XIII. THE ONE HUNDRED LOUIS OF THE QUEEN

4:03

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XIV. M. FINGRET

6:52

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XV. THE CARDINAL DE ROHAN

14:37

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XVI. MESMER AND ST. MARTIN

5:58

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XVII. THE BUCKET

9:37

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XVIII. MADEMOISELLE OLIVIA

7:49

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XIX. MONSIEUR BEAUSIRE

4:39

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XX. GOLD

5:58

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XXI. LA PETITE MAISON

15:47

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XXII. SOME WORDS ABOUT THE OPERA

3:07

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XXIII. THE BALL AT THE OPERA

20:54

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XXIV. THE EXAMINATION

3:54

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XXV. THE ACADEMY OF M. BEAUSIRE

13:18

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XXVI. THE AMBASSADOR

6:22

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XXVII. MESSRS. BOEHMER AND BOSSANGE

5:19

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XXVIII. THE AMBASSADOR'S HOTEL

7:18

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XXIX. THE BARGAIN

6:53

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XXX. THE JOURNALIST'S HOUSE

10:31

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XXXI. HOW TWO FRIENDS BECAME ENEMIES

8:34

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XXXII. THE HOUSE IN THE RUE ST. GILLES

12:07

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XXXIII. THE HEAD OF THE TAVERNEY FAMILY

5:45

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XXXIV. THE STANZAS OF M. DE PROVENCE

6:51

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XXXV. THE PRINCESS DE LAMBALLE

8:31

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XXXVI. THE QUEEN

13:22

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XXXVII. AN ALIBI

10:51

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XXXVIII. M. DE CROSNE

7:03

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XXXIX. THE TEMPTRESS

5:30

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XL. TWO AMBITIONS THAT WISH TO PASS FOR TWO LOVES

3:35

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XLI. FACES UNDER THEIR MASKS

11:32

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XLII. IN WHICH M. DUCORNEAU UNDERSTANDS NOTHING OF WHAT IS PASSING

8:32

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XLIII. ILLUSIONS AND REALITY

3:46

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XLIV. OLIVA BEGINS TO ASK WHAT THEY WANT OF HER

4:23

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XLV. THE DESERTED HOUSE

2:39

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XLVI. JEANNE THE PROTECTRESS

5:44

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XLVII. JEANNE PROTECTED

7:11

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XLVIII. THE QUEEN'S PORTFOLIO

3:59

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XLIX. IN WHICH WE FIND DR. LOUIS

5:11

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L. AEGRI SOMNIA

5:08

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LI. ANDREE

6:16

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LII. DELIRIUM

4:13

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LIII. CONVALESCENCE

6:43

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LIV. TWO BLEEDING HEARTS

8:16

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LV. THE MINISTER OF FINANCE

5:08

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LVI. THE CARDINAL DE ROHAN

8:30

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LVII. DEBTOR AND CREDITOR

6:05

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LVIII. FAMILY ACCOUNTS

5:23

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LIX. MARIE ANTOINETTE AS QUEEN AND MADAME DE LA MOTTE AS WOMAN

5:33

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LX. THE RECEIPT OF MM. BOEHMER AND BOSSANGE, AND THE GRATITUDE OF THE QUEEN

5:00

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LXI. THE PRISONER

7:14

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LXII. THE LOOK OUT

3:09

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LXIII. THE TWO NEIGHBORS

5:49

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LXIV. THE RENDEZVOUS

4:40

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LXV. THE QUEEN'S HAND

3:08

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LXVI. WOMAN AND QUEEN

8:10

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LXVII. WOMAN AND DEMON

6:57

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LXVIII. THE NIGHT

6:13

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LXIX. THE CONGE

6:13

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LXX. THE JEALOUSY OF THE CARDINAL

11:02

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LXXI. THE FLIGHT

6:30

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LXXII. THE LETTER AND THE RECEIPT

5:03

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LXIII. ''Roi ne puis, prince ne daigne, Rohan je suis''

7:21

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LXXIV. LOVE AND DIPLOMACY

5:41

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LXXV. CHARNY, CARDINAL AND QUEEN

6:03

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LXXVI. EXPLANATIONS

7:45

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LXXVII. THE ARREST

7:25

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LXXVIII. THE PROCES-VERBAL

5:11

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LXXIX. THE LAST ACCUSATION

6:40

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LXXX. THE PROPOSAL OF MARRIAGE

5:56

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LXXXI. ST DENIS

2:18

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LXXXII. A DEAD HEART

5:25

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LXXXIII. IN WHICH IT IS EXPLAINED WHY THE BARON DE TAVERNEY GREW FAT

4:00

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LXXXIV. THE FATHER AND THE FIANCEE

5:42

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LXXXV. AFTER THE DRAGON, THE VIPER

5:01

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LXXXVI. HOW IT CAME TO PASS THAT M. BEAUSIRE WAS TRACKED BY THE AGENTS OF M. CR…

4:02

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LXXXVII. THE TURTLES ARE CAGED

17:44

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LXXXVIII. THE LAST HOPE LOST

3:15

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LXXXIX. THE BAPTISM OF THE LITTLE BEAUSIRE

1:51

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XC. THE TRIAL

6:49

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XCI. THE EXECUTION

8:36

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XCII. THE MARRIAGE

4:35

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Bewertungen

interesting but a somewhat weak ending

(3,5 Sterne)

well i suppose most of the blame for the ending comes from the actual outcome of the trial of the necklace thief, but i also didn’t much enjoy the sacrificial lamb style epilogue. it felt miserable to everyone for no particular reason - it might have been concluded earlier and the book ending might have flowed better. i found all the characters quite compelling, particularly our main villainess - she was so sympathetic at first! i really enjoyed watching her plot. dumas has a recurring habit of making the young men who are in love with [insert woman here] total brainless simps, and this strikes again in the form of not one but two (!) young men who actually come to blows at one point. i’m somewhat sick of this but i guess in 19th century romances you take what you’re given. all in all, this was quite an interesting book and towards the end i was absolutely gripped and intrigued, but somewhat let down by the fact dumas doesn’t even invent an ending for the necklace