Viewing Entry - The queen's necklace (S14485) by Dumas, Alexandre.
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The queen's necklace
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Historical fiction. Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793 -- Fiction Cagliostro, Alessandro, conte di, 1743-1795 -- Fiction Queens -- France -- Fiction France -- History -- Louis XVI, 1774-1793 -- Fiction
The Queen's Necklace is historical fiction based on an actual scandal in the court of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI during 1784-85, "The Diamond Necklace Affair". The Diamond Necklace Affair contributed to the discrediting of the Marie Antoinette and the monarchy of Louis XVI prior to the French Revolution. The backdrop is the rebellious state of the French people due in part to adverse weather and crop failures affecting the food supply and price of bread during the 1780s, contrasted to the extravagance of the French monarchy.