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The Cavalier

D'Eon Leonard J

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ISBN 10: 0399132279 / ISBN 13: 9780399132278
Published by G P Putnam's Sons, New York, 1987
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Green and gray hardcover with gilt lettering on spine, 254 p., showing very little wear, quite nice and clean and crisp, dust jacket has minute yellow speck lower right corner front and is otherwise fine, inscribed and autographed in ink on title page by the author "20 Nov, 1990, To.Hope you log some good time with this book. Thanks for coming by. Len d'Eon.". Bookseller Inventory # 001227

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Title: The Cavalier

Publisher: G P Putnam's Sons, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good-Plus

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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Book by Leonard J. d'Eon

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This disappointing historical romance is based on the life of the author's distant forbear, a man who was a special French envoy to Elizabeth the Great of Russia, and later to the mad English king, George III; who was rumored to have been the English queen's lover; was a spy for King Louis XV; and for years passed convincingly as a woman. D'Eon's ancestor was clearly a remarkable person, but his story as fictionalized here is thoroughly dreary. The author mistakes melodrama for drama and tells us far more of his story than he shows us. Though the pages abound with famous namesMadame Pompadour, Voltairethey are cardboard characters. We do not come to understand the Cavalier or the fascinating age he lived in. Events are skimpily handled and do not connect coherently other than by time, and slabs of researched reportage lie in the text like flour lumps in gravy. There must surely be a fascinating book about Cavalier d'Eon, otherwise known as Lea de Beaumont, but this, unfortunately, is not it.
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