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French

Le testament d'Olympe : roman

Chantal Thomas (author)

Le testament d'Olympe : roman

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Title
Le testament d'Olympe : roman
Author
Chantal Thomas
Language
French
Publisher
Paris: Seuil, 2010
302 p.
ISBN
9782021012590 (paperback)

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 11 times in Flemish libraries

About Chantal Thomas

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Chantal Thomas (born 18 October 1945, in Lyon) is a French writer and historian. Her 2002 book, Farewell, My Queen, won the Prix Femina and was adapted into a 2012 film starring Diane Kruger and Léa Seydoux.

Career

Thomas was born in Lyon in 1945, and was raised in Arcachon, Bordeaux, and Paris. Her life has included teaching jobs at American and French universities (such as Yale and Princeton) as well as a publishing career. She has published nineteen works, including essays on the Marquis de Sade, Casanova, and Marie Antoinette.

In 2002, Thomas published Les adieux à la reine (Farewell, My Queen). The novel gave a fictional account of the final days of Marie Antoinette in power through the perspective of one of her servants. It won the Prix Femina in 2002, and was later adapted into the 2012 film Farewell, My Queen. The film stars Diane Kruger as the titular queen and Léa Seydoux as her servant S…Read more on Wikipedia