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Closeout Price! Recommended. By Rodolphe and Annie Goetzinger. An unusual French graphic novel newly translated to English. Versailles, 1934. Maud, a newly widowed painter, discovers, in the royal gardens of the Trianon that a woman from the beyond is attempting to communicate with her. The revelation is beyond belief: it is the ghost of Marie Antoinette, executed with King Louis in the 18th century, Her ghost in not at rest, with a terrible secret that has kept her in limbo for two centuries.

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An unusual French graphic novel newly translated to English. Versailles, 1934. Maud, a newly widowed painter, discovers, in the royal gardens of the Trianon that a woman from the beyond is attempting to communicate with her. The revelation is beyond belief: it is the ghost of Marie Antoinette, executed with King Louis in the 18th century, Her ghost in not at rest, with a terrible secret that has kept her in limbo for two centuries.

After being guillotined, the Queen's body is said to have been thrown into a common grave but then exhumed and buried with her husband, Louis XVI, in the Saint-Denis basilica. Yet the ghost tells Maud that her remains are still in the pit on which a chapel stands today. The queen asks Maud to move her body to the right place so she can finally find peace and no longer haunt people. Meanwhile, Maud's friends think she's nuts, and her adult stepson, first wishing to marry her for his father's money, now plots to have her committed.

Part fantastic ghost story, part biography, this is a delicious, beautifully illustrated look into French revolutionary history by the artist of the bestselling Girl in Dior.

Multiple award winner, including the prestigious Angouleme Awards, Rodolphe has been a literature professor, bookseller and journalist, writing many books from fiction to children’s books. Most of all he is celebrated in comics as a critic, exhibit organizer and writer where he has collaborated extensively with many of France’s major comics artists on over 150 diverse titles.

One of the Grandes Dames of comics in France, Annie Goetzinger has had a distinguished and award winning career not only in comics but also in theater costume design and illustration, most notably for the newspaper Le Monde. It's very clear here that she knows her field, as the costumes here are stunning and surely most accurate to their period.

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Item Code MAANH
Publisher NBM
Publish Date 2016
ISBN 9781681120294
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 9x11
# Pages 68pg
Color Full Color
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