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Madame Tussaud - A Novel of the French Revolution

Michelle Moran

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The year is 1788, and a revolution is about to begin… Marie Tussaud has learned the secrets of wax sculpting by working alongside her uncle in their celebrated wax museum, the Salon de Cire. From her popular model of the American ambassador Thomas Jefferson to her tableau of the royal family at dinner, Marie's museum provides Parisians with the very latest news on fashion, gossip, even politics. Her customers hail from every walk of life, and when word arrives that the royals themselves are coming to see their likenesses, Marie never dreams that the king's sister will request her presence at Versailles as a royal tutor in wax sculpting. Yet when a letter with a gold seal is delivered to her home, Marie knows she cannot refuse-even if it means time away from her beloved Salon and her increasingly dear friend Henri Charles. As Marie becomes acquainted with her pupil, Princess Élisabeth, she is taken to meet both Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI, who introduce her to the glamorous life at court. From lavish parties with more delicacies than she's ever seen to rooms filled with candles lit only once before being discarded, Marie steps into to a world entirely different from her home on the Boulevard du Temple, where people are selling their teeth in order to put food on the table. Meanwhile, many resent the vast separation between rich and poor. In salons and cafés across Paris, people like Camille Desmoulins, Jean-Paul Marat, and Maximilien Robespierre are lashing out against the monarchy. Soon, there's whispered talk of revolution. Will Marie be able to hold on to both the love of her life and her friendship with the royal family as France approaches civil war? More important, will she be able to fulfill the demands of powerful revolutionaries who ask that she make the death masks of beheaded aristocrats, some of whom she knows? Spanning five years from the budding revolution to the Reign of Terror, Madame Tussaud brings us into the world of an incredible heroine whose talent for wax modeling saved her life

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rosalyn Landor

Length:

15h 25m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

07:40


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

32:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

30:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

45:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

24:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:37


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

20:51


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

18:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

12:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:43


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:17


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

12:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

23:47


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

17:30


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

10:24


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:10


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

17:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:46


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:56


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:07


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:48


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

19:08


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:42


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:44


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

19:01


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

13:15


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

14:32


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:44


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:28


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

12:56


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

17:56


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

00:28