The other Boleyn girl : a novel

by Gregory, Philippa.

Format: Print Book 2003
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The #1 New York Times bestseller from "the queen of royal fiction" ( USA TODAY ) Philippa Gregory is a rich, compelling novel of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue surrounding the Tudor court of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, and the infamous Boleyn family.

When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of the handsome and charming Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots as the king's interest begins to wane, and soon she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. With her own destiny suddenly unknown, Mary realizes that she must defy her family and take fate into her own hands.

With more than one million copies in print and adapted for the big screen, The Other Boleyn Girl is a riveting historical drama. It brings to light a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the heart of the most exciting and glamorous court in Europe, and survived a treacherous political landscape by following her heart.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Sisterly rivalry is the basis of this fresh, wonderfully vivid retelling of the story of Anne Boleyn. Anne, her sister Mary and their brother George are all brought to the king's court at a young age, as players in their uncle's plans to advance the family's fortunes. Mary, the sweet, blond sister, wins King Henry VIII's favor when she is barely 14 and already married to one of his courtiers. Their affair lasts several years, and she gives Henry a daughter and a son. But her dark, clever, scheming sister, Anne, insinuates herself into Henry's graces, styling herself as his adviser and confidant. Soon she displaces Mary as his lover and begins her machinations to rid him of his wife, Katherine of Aragon. This is only the beginning of the intrigue that Gregory so handily chronicles, capturing beautifully the mingled hate and nearly incestuous love Anne, Mary and George ("kin and enemies all at once") feel for each other and the toll their family's ambition takes on them. Mary, the story's narrator, is the most sympathetic of the siblings, but even she is twisted by the demands of power and status; charming George, an able plotter, finally brings disaster on his own head by falling in love with a male courtier. Anne, most tormented of all, is ruthless in her drive to become queen, and then to give Henry a male heir. Rather than settling for a picturesque rendering of court life, Gregory conveys its claustrophobic, all-consuming nature with consummate skill. In the end, Anne's famous, tragic end is offset by Mary's happier fate, but the self-defeating folly of the quest for power lingers longest in the reader's mind. (June 4) Forecast: Lovers of historical romances heavy on the history will relish this new entry from Gregory and perhaps propel it onto bestseller lists this summer. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels (publication date order)
#1 - The Other Boleyn girl
#2 - The Queen's fool
#3 - The Virgin's lover
#4 - The Constant princess
#5 - The Boleyn inheritance
#6 - The Other queen
#7 - The White queen
#8 - The Red queen
#9 - The Lady of the rivers
#10 - The Kingmaker's daughter
#11 - The White princess
#12 - The King's curse
#13 - The Taming of the queen
#14 - Three sisters, three queens
#15 - The Last Tudor
Subjects Boleyn, Mary, -- 1508-1543 -- Fiction.
Henry -- VIII, -- King of England, -- 1491-1547 -- Fiction.
Anne Boleyn, -- Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, -- 1507-1536 -- Fiction.
Mistresses -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Henry VIII, 1509-1547 -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Touchstone,2003
Edition 1st Touchstone ed.
Language English
Description 664 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 663-664).
ISBN 9780743227445
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