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The secret history of Henrietta

Madame de La Fayette

The secret history of Henrietta

princess of England, first wife of Philippe, Duc d"Orléans, together with Memoirs of the court of France for the years 1688-1689

by Madame de La Fayette

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Published by G. Routledge & Sons, Ltd. in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Orléans, Henriette-Anne, -- duchesse d", -- 1644-1670.,
  • France -- Court and courtiers.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Other titlesMemoirs of the court of France.
    Statementboth by Madame de La Fayette; translated, with an introduction by J.M. Shelmerdine.
    SeriesBackground of history
    ContributionsShelmerdine, J. M.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxix, 263 p. :
    Number of Pages263
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23051632M


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