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First edition Nancy Mitford, Voltaire in Love, French biography, love story, history, Art, 1957. Mitford sisters, Twenties glamour, style.

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Nancy Mitford
Voltaire in Love
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1957
First edition.
With dust jacket designed by Cecil Beaton.

Some age related sunning and tanning, slight nicks to top and bottom of dust jacket on the spine.
Cover is pink cloth covered boards with blue box on spine and gilt title there in, gilt Hamish Hamilton logo to bottom of spine.

Nancy Mitford, born in 1904, was the eldest of the six famous Mitford sisters. Glamorous, unpredictable, independent and politically volatile, they blazed a trail in early twentieth century Europe. Nancy was born in London and home educated, heavily reliant on the company of her sisters for entertainment. Glamorous, beautiful, privileged and intellectual, She grew up knowing two different eras, the 1920's of the Bright Young Things, and the political turmoil of the 1930's. Her sisters Diana and Unity were drawn to the extreme right and Jessica to the left. Nancy wavered between the two. She found success as a writer and reviewer. She moved to Paris in 1946 and took to French life amazingly well. She started writing about France and French history in the late 1950's.
Voltaire in Love examines the history of the sixteen year relationship between Voltaire and the young scientist, Emilie Marquise Du Chatelet, set against the backdrop of the French Enlightenment and royal courts.
Voltaire was the pen name of Francois-Marie Arouet; writer, historian, philosopher, famous for advocating free speech and for advocating the separation of church and state, amongst other worthy causes.
Lovely book in good, tight, clean condition.
Express shipping available, please contact me for details.
Nancy Mitford
Voltaire in Love
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1957
First edition.
With dust jacket designed by Cecil Beaton.

Some age related sunning and tanning, slight nicks to top and bottom of dust jacket on the spine.
Cover is pink cloth covered boards with blue box on spine and gilt title there in, gilt Hamish Hamilton logo to bottom of spine.

Nancy Mitford, born in 1904, was the eldest of the six famous Mitford sisters. Glamorous, unpredictable, independent and politically volatile, they blazed a trail in early twentieth century Europe. Nancy was born in London and home educated, heavily reliant on the company of her sisters for entertainment. Glamorous, beautiful, privileged and intellectual, She grew up knowing two different eras, the 1920's of the Bright Young Things, and the political turmoil of the 1930's. Her sisters Diana and Unity were drawn to the extreme right and Jessica to the left. Nancy wavered between the two. She found success as a writer and reviewer. She moved to Paris in 1946 and took to French life amazingly well. She started writing about France and French history in the late 1950's.
Voltaire in Love examines the history of the sixteen year relationship between Voltaire and the young scientist, Emilie Marquise Du Chatelet, set against the backdrop of the French Enlightenment and royal courts.
Voltaire was the pen name of Francois-Marie Arouet; writer, historian, philosopher, famous for advocating free speech and for advocating the separation of church and state, amongst other worthy causes.
Lovely book in good, tight, clean condition.

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