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Gray, Francine du Plessix

Overview
Works: 84 works in 338 publications in 12 languages and 12,511 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Biographies  History  Domestic fiction  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Photographs 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Photographer, Other
Classifications: PS3557.R294, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Francine du Plessix Gray
Soviet women : walking the tightrope by Francine du Plessix Gray( Book )

32 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in 7 languages and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses conditions in the Soviet Union affecting women and presents their viewpoints on equality
The queen's lover by Francine du Plessix Gray( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love story between Swedish aristocrat Count Axel von Fersen and Marie Antoinette begins at a masquerade ball in Paris in 1774, when the dashing nobleman first meets the mesmerizing nineteen-year-old dauphine, wife of the reclusive prince who will soon become Louis XVI. This electric encounter launches an affair that will span the course of the French Revolution. As their relationship deepens, Fersen becomes a devoted companion to the entire royal family. Roaming the halls of Versailles and visiting the private haven of Le Petit Trianon, he discovers the deepest secrets of the court, even learning the startling erotic details of Marie Antoinette's marriage to Louis XVI. But his new intimacy with Marie Antoinette and her family is disrupted when the events of the American Revolution tear Fersen away. Moved by the cause, he joins French troops in the fight for American independence. He returns to find France on the brink of disintegration. After the Revolution of 1789, the royal family is moved from Versailles to the Tuileries. Fersen devises an escape for the family and their young children (Marie-Thérèse and the dauphin -- whom many suspect is in fact Fersen's son). The failed attempt leads to a more grueling imprisonment and the family spends its excruciating final days captive before the king and queen face the guillotine. Grieving his lost love in his native Sweden, Fersen begins to sense the effects of the French Revolution in his homeland. Royalists are now targets, and he is viewed as a pivotal member of the ruling class
Simone Weil by Francine du Plessix Gray( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Simone Weil, du Plessix Gray vividly evokes the life of a complex and intriguing figure. A patriot, mystic and activist, a pampered intellectual who believed in the redemptive value of manual labour, an ascetic who craved sensuous beauty, the daughter of a secular Jewish family who yearned to enter the Catholic Church
Lovers and tyrants by Francine du Plessix Gray( Book )

36 editions published between 1967 and 1988 in 6 languages and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephanie is brought from France to America during World War II, here she meets and marries an American; but, she grows restless and takes to a life of drugs and nonstop sex
At home with the Marquis de Sade : a life by Francine du Plessix Gray( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this account of the scandalous life and the violent times of the Marquis de Sade, novelist, essayist, and biographer Francine du Plessix Gray resurrects this legendary man's relationship with his family - his devoted wife, his iron-willed mother-in-law, and his three children. Gray draws on thousands of pages of letters exchanged by the two spouses, few of which have been published in English, to explore in the fullest historical and psychological detail what it was like to be the Marquise de Sade, a decorous, upright woman married throughout the decades preceding the French Revolution to one of the most maverick spirits of recent times
Them : a memoir of parents by Francine du Plessix Gray( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and Russian and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A daughter's homage to the extraordinary lives of two fascinating, irrepressible people who were larger than life emblems of a bygone age. Tatiana du Plessix, Russian wife of a French diplomat, and Alexander Liberman, a gifted magazine editor and aspiring artist, lived as part of the artistic Russian émigré community in Paris in the 1930s. The two began a passionate affair and fled to New York with Tatiana's young daughter, Francine. There they rose to the top of high society, holding court to the midcentury's intellectuals and entertainers, friends like Marlene Dietrich, Salvador Dalí, and the publishing tycoon Condé Nast. Tatiana became an icon of New York fashion, and the hats she designed for Saks Fifth Avenue were de rigueur for stylish women everywhere. Liberman eventually came to preside over the Condé Nast empire. The glamorous life they shared was both creative and destructive and was marked by an exceptional bond forged out of their highly charged love and raging self-centeredness.--From publisher description
Rage and fire : a life of Louise Colet, pioneer feminist, literary star, Flaubert's muse by Francine du Plessix Gray( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her work, Louise Colet was one of the first nineteenth-century authors to explore the historical causes of female alienation; in her private life, she pioneered a new model of womanhood in an age when the only sanctioned options for women were "housewife or whore."
World without end : a novel by Francine du Plessix Gray( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and Dutch and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel begins and ends in Nantucket, but roams forty years of American culture from the 1940's to the 1980's through the lives of three friends whose paths diverge and converge. Edmund, Claire, and Sophie, friends--and sometimes lovers--for thirty years, travel to the Soviet Union, hoping to plan for the last third of their lives and to resolve the struggles and confusions of the previous three decades
Divine disobedience : profiles in Catholic radicalism by Francine du Plessix Gray( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawaii: the sugar-coated fortress by Francine du Plessix Gray( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame de Staël : the first modern woman by Francine du Plessix Gray( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the great literary forces of her age or any age, Germaine de Stael was born into the political and intellectual aristocracy of her time. The daughter of Jacques Necker, Louis XVI's finance minister; she married Sweden's ambassador to the French court and for two decades held the limelight as a political figure and prolific writer. Admittedly not a beauty, she was nonetheless notoriously seductive and enjoyed whirlwind affairs with some of the most influential men of her time. She was demonized by Napoleon for her forthrightness, her powerful intellect, and her prestigious salon, a hothouse of subversive ideas and sexual intrigue. The Emperor exiled her, on and off, for the last two decades of her life." "Madame de Stael - force of nature, exuberant idealist, and ultimate enthusiast - waged a lifelong struggle against all that was tyrannical, cynical, or passionless in her time; and left a legacy of enlightened liberalism that radiated throughout Europe during the nineteenth century."--Jacket
October blood by Francine du Plessix Gray( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and French and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam & Eve and the city : selected non-fiction by Francine du Plessix Gray( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The burden of the Berrigans( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The queen's lover by Francine du Plessix Gray( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gray crafts a sweeping tale about the infamous affair between Marie Antoinette and Swedish nobleman Count Axel Von Fersen. In 1774, the 19-year-old Dauphine of France meets the handsome Count at a masquerade ball in Paris, igniting a decades-long romance that lasts into the French Revolution
Was wir träumen, wenn wir lieben : das Leben der Louise Colet - Literatin, Feministin, Geliebte Flauberts by Francine du Plessix Gray( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mon cher volcan, ou, La vie passionnée de Louise Colet by Francine du Plessix Gray( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marqués de Sade : una vida by Francine du Plessix Gray( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simone Weil by Francine du Plessix Gray( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the life of the twentieth-century philosopher whose intellectual legacy foresaw many of the twentieth century's great changes and continues to influence philosophy today
Surfacing by Margaret Atwood( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman returns to northen Quebec, to the remote island of her childhood, with her lover and her two friends to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father
 
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Simone Weil
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Simone WeilLovers and tyrantsAt home with the Marquis de Sade : a lifeThem : a memoir of parentsRage and fire : a life of Louise Colet, pioneer feminist, literary star, Flaubert's museMadame de Staël : the first modern womanMarqués de Sade : una vidaSimone WeilSurfacing
Alternative Names
Dju Plessi Grej, Frensis 1930-

Du Plessix F. 1930-

Du Plessix Gray, Francine.

Du Plessix-Gray, Francine 1930-

DuPlessix-Gray, Francine 1930-

Francine du Plessix Gray American writer

Francine du Plessix Gray Amerikaans auteur

Francine du Plessix Gray écrivaine américaine

Francine du Plessix Gray escritora estadounidense

Gray, Francine D.

Gray, Francine du Plessix

Gray, Francine du Plessix 1930-

Gray, Francine DuPlessix 1930-

Plessi Grej, Frensis dju 1930-

Plessix F. du 1930-

Plessix Gray F. du 1930-

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Грей Ф. дю П. 1930-

Плесси Грей, Франсин дю

グレイ, フランシーヌ

グレイ, フランシーヌ・デュ・プレシックス

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