The Queen's Necklace

The Queen's Necklace - Pushkin Collection

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Synopsis

In August 1785 Paris buzzed with scandal. It involved an eminent churchman, a notorious charlatan, a female fraudster, a part-time prostitute and the hated Queen herself. At its heart was the most expensive diamond necklace ever assembled-and the web of fraud, folly and self-delusion it had inspired.

In Szerb's last major work, a witty and often surprising account of events, the story is used as a standpoint from which to survey the entire age. Written in war-torn Hungary in the early 1940s, it constitutes a remarkable gesture of defiance against the brutal world in which the writer lived and died.

"A sparkling slice of eighteenth-century life" Paul Bailey, Independent

Pushkin Collection editions feature a spare, elegant series style and superior, durable components. The Collection is typeset in Monotype Baskerville, litho-printed on Munken Premium White Paper and notch-bound by the independently owned printer TJ International in Padstow. The covers, with French flaps, are printed on Colorplan Pristine White Paper. Both paper and cover board are acid-free and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.

Book information

ISBN: 9781908968418
Publisher: Steerforth Press
Imprint: Pushkin Collection
Pub date:
DEWEY: 894.511332
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 380
Weight: 332g
Height: 150mm
Width: 164mm
Spine width: 29mm