The Queen's Necklace, Paperback / softback Book

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:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9781782274476



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