Madame du Barry: The Wages of Beauty.
From obscure poverty, Jeanne Becu [1743-1793] rose to become the de facto Queen of France for four years, as she was the aging King's last love before he died. She had many surprising qualities, and however you view her struggles and eventual extravagance, you will find her story engrossing. Her success led to a tragic end. Book is almost like new. Grove Weidenfeld, NY. 1991. Hb, Dj. USED. $4.00