Athenais (Paperback)

The Life of Louis XIV's Mistress, the Real Queen of France

By Lisa Hilton

Back Bay Books, 9780316778510, 384pp.

Publication Date: July 14, 2004

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In her superb new biography, Hilton chronicles the life of this extraordinary woman, known as "the real Queen of France," who reigned as official mistress to Louis XIV during the most glorious period of "the splendid century."