The Queen's Necklace Paperback / softback
Part of the Pushkin Blues series
'A sparkling slice of eighteenth-century life' Paul Bailey, IndependentIn August 1785 Paris buzzed with scandal.
An eminent churchman, a notorious charlatan, a female fraudster, a part-time prostitute and the hated Queen herself were all involved.
At its heart was the most expensive diamond necklace ever assembled - and the web of fraud, folly and self-delusion it had inspired. In Szerb's last major work, a witty and often surprising account of events, the story is used as a standpoint from which to survey the entire age.
Written in war-torn Hungary in the early 1940s, it constitutes a remarkable gesture of defiance against the brutal world in which the writer lived and died.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Pushkin Press
- Publication Date: 04/10/2018
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781782274476