The Queen's Necklace

Alexandre DUMAS (1802 - 1870)

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. The Queen's Necklace is the 3rd novel in the Marie Antoinette series by Alexandre Dumas. (summary by Gail Timmerman-Vaughan)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Historical Fiction

Language: English

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Play 01 PROLOGUE, Part I. THE PREDICTIONS Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 02 PROLOGUE, Part II. M. DE LA PEROUSE Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 03 I. TWO UNKNOWN LADIES Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 04 II. AN INTERIOR Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 05 III. JEANNE DE LA MOTTE VALOIS Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 06 IV. BELUS Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 07 V. THE ROAD TO VERSAILLES Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 08 VI. LAURENT Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 09 VII. THE QUEEN'S BED-CHAMBER Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 10 VIII. THE QUEEN'S PETITE LEVEE Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 11 IX. THE SWISS LAKE Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 12 X. THE TEMPTER Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 13 XI. M. DE SUFFREN Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 14 XII. M. DE CHARNY Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 15 XIII. THE ONE HUNDRED LOUIS OF THE QUEEN Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 16 XIV. M. FINGRET Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 17 XV. THE CARDINAL DE ROHAN Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 18 XVI. MESMER AND ST. MARTIN Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 19 XVII. THE BUCKET Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 20 XVIII. MADEMOISELLE OLIVIA Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 21 XIX. MONSIEUR BEAUSIRE Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 22 XX. GOLD Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 23 XXI. LA PETITE MAISON Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 24 XXII. SOME WORDS ABOUT THE OPERA Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 25 XXIII. THE BALL AT THE OPERA Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 26 XXIV. THE EXAMINATION Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 27 XXV. THE ACADEMY OF M. BEAUSIRE Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 28 XXVI. THE AMBASSADOR Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 29 XXVII. MESSRS. BOEHMER AND BOSSANGE Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 30 XXVIII. THE AMBASSADOR'S HOTEL Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 31 XXIX. THE BARGAIN Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 32 XXX. THE JOURNALIST'S HOUSE Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 33 XXXI. HOW TWO FRIENDS BECAME ENEMIES Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 34 XXXII. THE HOUSE IN THE RUE ST. GILLES Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 35 XXXIII. THE HEAD OF THE TAVERNEY FAMILY Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 36 XXXIV. THE STANZAS OF M. DE PROVENCE Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 37 XXXV. THE PRINCESS DE LAMBALLE Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 38 XXXVI. THE QUEEN Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 39 XXXVII. AN ALIBI Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 40 XXXVIII. M. DE CROSNE Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 41 XXXIX. THE TEMPTRESS Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 42 XL. TWO AMBITIONS THAT WISH TO PASS FOR TWO LOVES Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 43 XLI. FACES UNDER THEIR MASKS Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 44 XLII. IN WHICH M. DUCORNEAU UNDERSTANDS NOTHING OF WHAT IS PASSING Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 45 XLIII. ILLUSIONS AND REALITY Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 46 XLIV. OLIVA BEGINS TO ASK WHAT THEY WANT OF HER Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 47 XLV. THE DESERTED HOUSE Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 48 XLVI. JEANNE THE PROTECTRESS Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 49 XLVII. JEANNE PROTECTED Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 50 XLVIII. THE QUEEN'S PORTFOLIO Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 51 XLIX. IN WHICH WE FIND DR. LOUIS Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 52 L. AEGRI SOMNIA Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 53 LI. ANDREE Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 54 LII. DELIRIUM Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 55 LIII. CONVALESCENCE Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 56 LIV. TWO BLEEDING HEARTS Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 57 LV. THE MINISTER OF FINANCE Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 58 LVI. THE CARDINAL DE ROHAN Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 59 LVII. DEBTOR AND CREDITOR Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 60 LVIII. FAMILY ACCOUNTS Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 61 LIX. MARIE ANTOINETTE AS QUEEN AND MADAME DE LA MOTTE AS WOMAN Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 62 LX. THE RECEIPT OF MM. BOEHMER AND BOSSANGE, AND THE GRATITUDE OF THE QUEEN Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 63 LXI. THE PRISONER Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 64 LXII. THE LOOK OUT Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 65 LXIII. THE TWO NEIGHBORS Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 66 LXIV. THE RENDEZVOUS Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 67 LXV. THE QUEEN'S HAND Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 68 LXVI. WOMAN AND QUEEN Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 69 LXVII. WOMAN AND DEMON Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 70 LXVIII. THE NIGHT Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 71 LXIX. THE CONGE Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 72 LXX. THE JEALOUSY OF THE CARDINAL Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 73 LXXI. THE FLIGHT Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 74 LXXII. THE LETTER AND THE RECEIPT Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 75 LXIII. ''Roi ne puis, prince ne daigne, Rohan je suis'' Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 76 LXXIV. LOVE AND DIPLOMACY Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 77 LXXV. CHARNY, CARDINAL AND QUEEN Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 78 LXXVI. EXPLANATIONS Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 79 LXXVII. THE ARREST Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 80 LXXVIII. THE PROCES-VERBAL Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 81 LXXIX. THE LAST ACCUSATION Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 82 LXXX. THE PROPOSAL OF MARRIAGE Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 83 LXXXI. ST DENIS Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 84 LXXXII. A DEAD HEART Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 85 LXXXIII. IN WHICH IT IS EXPLAINED WHY THE BARON DE TAVERNEY GREW FAT Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 86 LXXXIV. THE FATHER AND THE FIANCEE Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 87 LXXXV. AFTER THE DRAGON, THE VIPER Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 88 LXXXVI. HOW IT CAME TO PASS THAT M. BEAUSIRE WAS TRACKED BY THE AGENTS OF M. CROSNE Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 89 LXXXVII. THE TURTLES ARE CAGED Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 90 LXXXVIII. THE LAST HOPE LOST Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 91 LXXXIX. THE BAPTISM OF THE LITTLE BEAUSIRE Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 92 XC. THE TRIAL Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 93 XCI. THE EXECUTION Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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Play 94 XCII. THE MARRIAGE Gail Timmerman Vaughan
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