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Marie Antoinette's head : the royal hairdresser, the queen, and the revolution

Author: Will Bashor
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Marie Antoinette has remained atop the popular cultural landscape for centuries for the daring in style and fashion that she brought to 18th century France. For the better part of the queen's reign, one man was entrusted with the sole responsibility of ensuring that her coiffure was at its most ostentatious best. Who was this minister of fashion who wielded such tremendous influence over the queen's affairs? Marie
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Léonard Autié; Marie Antoinette, Queen consort of Louis XVI King of France; Marie Antoinette, Queen consort of Louis XVI King of France; Léonard Autié; Marie Antoinette, Queen; Léonard Autié; Marie Antoinette, Queen consort of Louis XVI King of France
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Will Bashor
ISBN: 9780762791538 0762791535 9781493000630 1493000632
OCLC Number: 830367105
Description: xix, 299 pages, 16 pages of color plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Contents: Family Tree --
Map --
Chronology --
Cast of Historical Characters --
A Note on Sources --
A Note on Titles of Nobility --
Prologue --
Part 1. The Mania --
1. Léonard the Magician --
2. The King's New Mistress --
3. The Court of Versailles --
4. Captivating a Queen and Her Subjects --
5. "Le Pouf Sentimental" --
Part 2. The Queen's Confidant --
6. A Hairdresser's Gossip --
7. The Queen's Temperament --
8. The Monsieur's Theater --
Part 3. The Clouds of Revolution --
9. The Fatal Banquet --
10. The Flight of the Royal Family --
11. The Other Léonard --
12. The Fatal Message --
13. Léonard in Exile --
Part 4. The Struggles to Survive --
14. Sorrowful Events --
15. The Queen Is No More --
16. Leonard Resumes the Comb --
17. Sixteen Years Later --
18. Leonard's Final Ruse --
Afterword --
Acknowledgments --
Selected Bibliography --
List of Illustrations and Credits --
Endnotes --
Index.
Responsibility: Will Bashor.

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The Devil Wears Prada comes to Versailles in the story of the rise and fall of Leonard Autie, Marie Antoinette's loyal hairdresser, the man responsible for the style that made her the envy of France  Read more...
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A delicious and meticulously researched perspective on the man and a society tipped irrevocably on the brink of ruin. A heady read, indeed. LAVENDER A New York Post "Must-Read" BookA Mental Floss Read more...

 
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Wonderful read!

by AmazonReviewer (WorldCat user published 2013-11-09) Excellent Permalink

This enjoyable and informative biography looks at the life of Leonard Autie, the celebrated and famous hairdresser, who personally cared for the locks of Queen Marie Antoinette. Just when you thought...
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