By Catherine Hermary-Vieille
L'une voulait l'or et l. a. gloire. L'autre ne demandait que l'amour de Dieu.
Passionnée par l'Histoire et ses destins intimes, los angeles romancière Catherine Hermary-Vieille, prix Femina pour Le Grand Vizir de los angeles nuit, fait revivre le règne de Louis XIV et les débuts de l. a. Régence dans une fresque éblouissante.
Quand elle arrive en 1665 à Paris, Anne-Sophie n'a que grab ans mais beaucoup d'espérances. factor de los angeles noblesse bretonne, elle a quitté Lannion avec sa cousine Viviane pour se marier à un homme qu'elle ne connaît pas. Tandis qu'elle s'émerveille de los angeles découverte de Paris, fréquente le salon de Melle de Scudéry et côtoie Mme de Sévigné, Viviane fait voeu de pauvreté en épousant los angeles reason des Soeurs de los angeles Charité et en se rapprochant de Jeanne Guyon.
S'inspirant de ces deux chemins opposés, los angeles plume flamboyante de Catherine Hermary-Vieille embrasse les contradictions d'une époque d'ombres et de lumières. Des fastes de Versailles à los angeles misère du peuple qui crie famine, de l'exil de Fouquet à los angeles révocation de l'édit de Nantes en passant par les fabuleux pictures de Mme de Maintenon et Ninon de Lenclos, de Fénelon et de Bossuet, l'inoubliable roman du Grand Siècle.
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Le Siècle de Dieu by Catherine Hermary-Vieille