Abundance by Sena Jeter Naslund: Naslund traces the life of Marie Antoinette from her "birth as a citizen of France" at age 14 to her execution, told from her own point of view. The novel provides a wealth of detail as Toinette savors life at Versailles, indulges in hair and clothing rituals, gets acquainted with the French court, and experiences motherhood and loss. The outcome is known, but the account is riveting.
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This is my most favorite book in the entire world...about Marie Antionette! A definite read....again and again.
Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette With penetrating insight and with wondrous narrative skill, Sena Jeter Naslund offers an intimate, fresh, heartbreaking, and dramatic reimagining of this truly compelling woman that goes far beyond popular myth—and she makes a bygone time of tumultuous change as real to us as the one we are living in now. A rather accurate piece of historical fiction.
A must read for lovers of French Historical Fiction. Sophia Coppola's movie was based on this work.
Also reading... Abundance by Sena Jeter Naslund. Historical fiction starring Marie Antoinette.
Read...GREAT book about Marie Antoinette, historical fiction written as from her perspective.
One of the first historical fiction novels I read. It got me hooked
Marie Antoinette, historical fiction written from her perspective.
I love historical fiction...
My favorite book.
Justine is a classic novel by Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, better known as the Marquis de Sade. Justine is set just before the French Revolution in France and tells the story of a young woman. Her story is recounted while defending herself for her crimes, en route to punishment and death. She explains the series of misfortunes which have led her to be in her present situation.
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Wooden phalluses - one measuring 10 inches and the other 11 inches. Staff at Brentwood Antiques Auction described the sex toys as "extraordinary and exceptionally rare" and said they were probably French and dated back to the late 1700s.
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Wooden dildos from the 18th century worth £3,600
A 1760 edition of Aristotle's Compleat Master-Piece is to be auctioned at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
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Formerly banned sex manual to go under the hammer in Edinburgh Aristotle's Compleat Master-Piece, which set out ideas on sexual relationships and pregnancy, first appeared around 1680
Illustrations from the 1766 edition of the banned book Aristotle's Complete Master-Piece Improved of "monsters" -- the only idea presented in this book that is still shocking outside of some of the dodgy medical advice. It attempts to provide case studies and give advice on how to avoid birth defects.
Aristotle's Compleat Master-Piece - manual on sex and pregnancy from the 1700s now up for auction. Banned for more than 200 years in the UK as a 'forbidden text'.
A copy of Aristotle's Compleat Master-Piece
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Out of step … The louche world of Thomas Rowlandson's Exhibition Stare-Case gave way in short space to the strait-laced sensibilities of the Victorian age. Photograph: © The Trustees of the British Museum/British Museum
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A Young Woman Mocking an Elderly Admirer by Louis Leopold Boilly.
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A Young Woman Mocking an Elderly Admirer by Louis Leopold Boilly. omg she's doing bunny ears.
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The jealous old man, 1791
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BOILLY Louis-Léopold - French (1761-1845) ~ Le Vieillard Jaloux (1791).
Le Vieillard Jaloux pour Louis Leopold Boilly. (1791).
The jealous old man by Louis Leopold Boilly, 1791
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'A morning frolic or the transmutation of sexes' ~ proof of 18th-century cross-dressing. #GenderBenders Leah Marie Brown, Titillating Tidbits about the Life and Times of Marie Antoinnette leahmariebrownhis...
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'A morning frolic, or, The transmutation of sexes', 1780, hand-coloured mezzotint after John Collet. The woman's stays lie on a chair to the right; an copy of Ovid's 'Metamorphoses' lies open on the floor. The print is thematically and compositionally related to Collet's 'An actress at her toilet, or, Miss Brazen just breech'd' of the same year.
A Morning Frolic or the Transmutation of sexes (satirical prints popular in the 1770’s) by John Collett (1725-1780) - details: coffee pot and mugs, wine bottle, glass
A Morning Frolic or the Transmutation of sexes (satirical prints popular in the 1770’s) by John Collett (1725-1780) Love the purple printed petticoat and yellow printed jacket. She appear to be wearing stays of some sort but there are also stays the dog is inspecting? Purple shoes with pointed over top of foot.
A Morning Frolic or the Transmutation of sexes (satirical prints popular in the 1770’s) by John Collett (1725-1780)
A Morning Frolic or the Transmutation of sexes (satirical prints popular in the 1770’s) by John Collett (1725-1780) Love the purple printed petticoat and yellow printed jacket. Note the stays in the dog's grip.
1780 - A MORNING FROLIC, or the TRANSMUTATION of SEXES. Not only funny... but looks like creamware teacups with the silver coffee pot ;)
A Morning Frolic or the Transmutation of sexes, by John Collett (1725-1780) Purple shoes
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Learning the Language of Love, 1777
Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (French, 1755-1842) Bacchante 1785
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An article on PROSTITUTION IN 18TH CENTURY PARIS. A View of Paris With the Île de la Cité, 1763.
Jean Baptiste Raguenet, Fine Arts, 1763 Painting
Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Raguenet (1715 - 1793) View of Paris with the Ile de la Cité , Oil on canvas, 17.5 x 32.25 inches Getty Centre, Los Angeles.
A View of Paris With the Île de la Cité, 1763. - Painting by Nicolas-Jean-Baptiste Raguenet. Image courtesy of J. Paul Getty Museum/Creative Commons
A View of Paris with the Ile de la Cité; Jean-Baptiste Raguenet (French, 1715 - 1793); 1763; Oil on canvas; 46 x 84.5 cm (18 1/8 x 33 1/4 in.); 71.PA.25; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California
Jean-Baptiste Raguenet (French, 1715 - 1793), A View of Paris with the Ile de la Cité, French, 1763, Oil on canvas, 46 x 84.5 cm (18 1/8 x 33 1/4 in.), 71.PA.25.
A View of Paris with the Ile de la Cité; Jean-Baptiste Raguenet (French, 1715 - 1793); 1763; Oil on canvas; 46 x 84.5 cm (18 1/8 x 33 1/4 in.); 71.PA.25
Getty Primary Title:A View of Paris with the Ile de la Cité Maker Name:Jean-Baptiste Raguenet [French, 1715 - 1793]
Nicolas Jean-Baptiste Raguenet (1715-1793) View of Paris with the Ile de la Cité, 1763 Olio su tela, 44,4 x 82 cm Getty Centre, Los Angeles
Jean-Baptiste Raguenet : "A View of Paris with the Ile de Cite" (1763) - Giclee Fine Art Print
"The Allure of the Castrato" from Notches: (re)marks on the history of sexuality - Castrati, male singers who were castrated in childhood to preserve their upper register, were somewhat androgynous in nature as a result of the physical effects of the procedure. And, it turns out, some people liked that.
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"The Syphilitic Whores of Georgian London" from The Chirurgeon's Apprentice - A blog post about syphilis in 18th century London
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"The Syphilitic Whores of Georgian London"
The Syphilitic Whores of Georgian London
This small medicine bottle is inscribed 'FRIAR'S DROPS / BY THE KINGS PATENT GRANTED TO R. GRUBB 1777'. Robert Grubb's patent medicine Friar's Drops was promoted especially for its ability to cure venereal disease. Production Date: 1777-1800
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'FRIAR'S DROPS / BY THE KINGS PATENT GRANTED TO R. GRUBB 1777'. ..... promoted especially for its ability to cure venereal disease.
Robert Grubb's patent medicine
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Why Gretna Green? via Historical Hussies
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The Esoteric Curiosa: Portrait Archeology: The Scintillating Ménage à Trios Of The 18th Century Swedish Royals!
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Carl August Ehrensvärds caricature of “Munck” assisting King Gustav III during his first intercourse with Queen Sofia Magdalena after nine years of sexless marriage. From left Sofia Magdalena, Gustav and Adolf Fredrik Munck af Fulkila. 1775
Munck” assisting King Gustav III during his first intercourse with Queen Sofia Magdalena after nine years of sexless marriage
'Dinner for Two' by Nicolas Lafrenson. Isis' Wardrobe: Soon to come- the 18th century erotic calendar
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Le déjeuner en tête à tête Lafrensen Nicolas le Jeune - Lafrensen Niclas le Jeune - Lavrince Nicolas le Jeune - Lawreince Nicolas le Jeune 1737 - 1807
Le déjeuner en tête à tête by Lawrence Nicolas le Jeune 1737 - 1807 © Musée du Louvre/M. Beck-Coppola
Breakfast With A Few Extras Thrown In ~ Le déjeuner en tête à tête Lafrensen Nicolas le Jeune - 1737 - 1807 © Musée du Louvre/M. Beck-Coppola
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Le déjeuner en tête à tête, Lafrensen Nicolas le Jeune- Goodness!
Isis' Wardrobe: Soon to come- the 18th century erotic calendar
The wedding night by Pierre-Antoine Baudoüin
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Pierre-Antoine Baudouin, Bringing the Bride to Bed, 1767, gouache (National Gallery of Canada)
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Baudouin - Bringing the Bride to Bed
La Sentinelle en défaut by Pierre-Antoine Baudouin. The Sentinal by Default. A maid has been enlisted to stand look-out as a woman and her lover engage in a clandestine liaison. ~LMB
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Another Baudouin painting depicting a racy scene. This one is titled, A Visit from a Lover.
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A lovely engraving by Pierre-Antoine Baudoin, (1723-1769). Again, immorality is suggested in this scene. A young woman's fall into disgrace.
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Baudouin, Pierre Antoine - The Honest Model - 1769. I love the way Baudouin, a pupil of Boucher, is not afraid to expose the slightly seedy underside of 18th Century Parisian life, don't you? He's the darker, less romantic version of Boucher. ~Leah Marie Brown