Carolly Erickson könyvei a rukkolán

Carolly Erickson - The ​Secret Life of Josephine
The ​bestselling author ofThe Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette and The Last Wife of Henry VIII returns with an enchanting novel about the ambitious, amoral, vulnerable woman who became the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. Fashion icon, leader of France’s society in the turbulent years of the guillotine and the bloody Napoleonic Wars, the alluring Josephine was a tough survivor—yet she also had a gentle, haunting quality that made her irresistible to her contemporaries, especially to the mysterious, compelling stranger from Martinique who captured her heart.

Carolly Erickson - Rival ​to the Queen
Powerful, ​dramatic and full of the rich history that has made Carolly Erickson's novels perennial bestsellers, this is the story of the only woman to ever stand up to the Virgin Queen - her own cousin, Lettice Knollys. Far more attractive than the queen, Lettie soon won the attention of the handsome and ambitious Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, a man so enamored of the queen and determined to share her throne that it was rumored he had murdered his own wife in order to become her royal consort. The enigmatic Elizabeth allowed Dudley into her heart, and relied on his devoted service, but shied away from the personal and political risks of marriage. When Elizabeth discovered that he had married her cousin Lettie in secret, Lettie would pay a terrible price, fighting to keep her husband's love and ultimately losing her beloved son, the Earl of Essex, to the queen's headsman.This is the unforgettable story of two women related by blood, yet destined to clash over one of Tudor England's most charismatic men.

Carolly Erickson - Mary ​Queen of Scots
Born ​Queen of Scotland, married as a young girl to the King of France, Mary took the reins of the unruly kingdome of Scotland as a young widow and fought to keep her throne. Many believed that she, and not her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, was the rightful Queen of England, but this only fuelled their bitter rivalry, ending in Mary's execuation at the age of 44. From her pampered childhood to the legendary scandals that surrounded her adult life, this vividly detailed and elegantly written fictional account brings readers straight into the heart and mind of one of history's most famous women. As she did so brilliantly in The Last Wife of Henry VIII author Carolly Erickson lets the spirited, beautiful Mary Queen of Scots tell her own story in this dramatic fictional memoir - and the result is a great historical text that readers will long remember. Also available from JR Books: The Last Wife of Henry VIII The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette The Tsarina's Daughter The Secret Life of Josephine Carolly Erickson holds a Ph.D. in medieval history from Colombia University and was a college professor before becoming a writer. She has written many acclaimed historical biographies, including The First Elizabeth, Her Little Majesty, and Alexandra.

Carolly Erickson - The ​Unfaithful Queen
From ​New York Times bestselling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII, a novel about Catherine Howard, wife of Henry's later years Amid the turbulent, faction-ridden late reign of the fearsome Henry, eager high-spirited Catherine Howard caught the king's eye—but not before she had been the sensual plaything of at least three other men. Ignorant of her past, seeing only her youthful exuberance and believing that she could make him happy, he married her—only to discover, too late, that her heart belonged to his gentleman usher Tom Culpeper. As the net of court intrigue tightens around her, and with the Tudor succession yet again in peril because of Prince Edward's severe illness, Queen Catherine struggles to give the angry, bloated and impotent king a son. But when her relations turn against her, she finds herself doomed, just as her cousin Anne Boleyn was, to face the executioner. The Unfaithful Queen lays bare the dark underbelly of the Tudor court, with its sugared rivalries and bitter struggles for power, where a girl of noble family could find herself sent to labor among the turnspits in the kitchens or—should fortune favor her—be exalted to the throne.

Carolly Erickson - Die ​Lilie von Versailles
Paris, ​16. Oktober 1793: In der Nacht, in der die Gefangene Nummer 280 zum Schafott geführt und mit der Guillotine hingerichtet wird, hinterlässt sie in ihrer Zelle ein Tagebuch, das die Geschichte ihres dramatischen Schicksals erzählt. Dieser exzellente historische Roman über die Zeit der französischen Revolution verleiht der berühmt-berüchtigten Königin Marie Antoinette eine Stimme.

Carolly Erickson - The ​Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette
For ​more than two centuries Marie Antoinette has been vilified as the heartless, frivolous queen who spent lavishly while her people starved. Now, in the tradition of The Birth of Venus and The Other Boleyn Girl, this moving new novel tells her side of the story. Imagine that, on the night before she is to die under the blade of the guillotine, Marie Antoinette leaves behind in her prison cell a diary telling the story of her life - from her privileged childhood as Austrian Archduchess to her years as glamorous mistress of Versailles to the heartbreak of imprisonment and humiliation during the French Revolution. Carolly Erickson takes us deep into the psyche of France's doomed queen: her love affair with handsome Swedish diplomat Count Axel Fersen, who risked his life to save her on the terrifying night the Parisian mob broke into her palace bedroom intent on murdering her and her family; her harrowing flight from France in disguise, her recapture and the grim months of harsh captivity; her agony when her beloved husband was guillotined and her beloved son was torn from her arms, never to be seen again. Erickson brilliantly captures the queen's voice, her hopes, her dreads, her suffering. We follow, mesmerized, as she reveals every detail of her remarkable, eventful life, from her teenage years when she began keeping a diary to her final days when she awaited her own bloody appointment with the guillotine.

Carolly Erickson - The ​Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots
In ​this dramatic, compelling fictional memoir Carolly Erickson lets the courageous, spirited Mary Queen of Scots tell her own story—and the result is a novel readers will long remember. Born Queen of Scotland, married as a young girl to the invalid young King of France, Mary took the reins of the unruly kingdom of Scotland as a young widow and fought to keep her throne. A second marriage to her handsome but dissolute cousin Lord Darnley ended in murder and scandal, while a third marriage to the dashing, commanding Lord Bothwell, the love of her life, gave her joy but widened the scandal and surrounded her with enduring ill repute. Unable to rise above the violence and disorder that swirled around her, Mary plucked up her courage and escaped to England—only to find herself a prisoner of her ruthless, merciless cousin Queen Elizabeth. Here, in her own riveting account, is the enchanting woman whose name still evokes excitement and compassion—and whose death under the headsman’s axe still draws forth our sorrow. In The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots, Carolly Erickson provides another in her series of mesmerizing historical entertainments, and takes readers deep into the life and heart of the sixteenth century’s most fascinating woman.

Carolly Erickson - A ​hűtlen királyné
VIII. ​Henrik király viharos, lázadásoktól sem mentes uralkodásának vége felé ismerte meg a fiatal és vidám Catherine Howardot, akinek korábban már legalább három szeretője volt. A király mit sem tudva Catherine múltjáról, feleségül vette abban a reményben, hogy asszonya majd boldoggá teszi. Túl későn tudta csak meg azonban, hogy a nő szíve az egyik udvaroncáé, Tom Culpeperé. Miközben a Tudor-dinasztia léte veszélyben forog, mert VIII. Henrik egyetlen fia, Edward herceg sokat betegeskedik, egyre szorosabbá fonódik az udvari intrikák hálója Katalin királyné körül, aki mindent megtesz, hogy az olykor dühöngő, olykor mélabús, ráadásul impotens királynak fiút szüljön. Amikor azonban a rokonai is ellene fordulnak, Katalin tudja, utolérte a végzet csakúgy, mint pár évvel korábban unokanővérét, Boleyn Annát. A hűtlen királyné feltárja előttünk a Tudor-udvar sötét világát, a hízelkedő udvaroncokét csakúgy, mint az elkeseredetett hatalmi harcot folytató főurakét, azt a világot, ahol egy nemesi családból való lány éppúgy kerülhetett büntetésből súrolni a konyhába, mint kis szerencsével a trónra.

Carolly Erickson - A ​cárné lánya
Daria ​Gradownak hívnak és a kanadai Yellow Rainben lakom. Özvegy vagyok. A drága Michael meghalt, de a családunk összetartó, törődnek velem, különösen a fiam, Nicholas és a gyerekei. Ők úgy tudják, hogy Gradov a nevük, mint az apjuknak. De az igazi nevük Romanov. Még nem sejtik, hogy ők a cári trón örökösei.” Carolly Erickson legújabb történelmi regényének hősnője Tánya Romanova nagyhercegnő, aki fényűző életet él cári családjával . Ám a háború, majd a forradalom gyorsan elsöpri a cári hatalmat. Ekkor lép be Tánya életébe Gradov, egy fiatal katonatiszt, aki merész tervet sző a cári család megmentésére.

Carolly Erickson - The ​Last Wife of Henry VIII
From ​the bestselling and critically acclaimed author ofThe Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette comes a powerful new novel about Catherine Parr, The Last Wife of Henry VIII. The least known of Henry VIII’s six wives was the cleverest of them all. Alluring, witty, and resourceful, she attracted the king’s lust and, though much in love with the handsome Thomas Seymour, was thrown into the intrigue-filled snakepit of the royal court. While victims of the king’s wrath suffered torture and execution, Catherine withstood the onslaught, even when Henry sought to replace her with wife number seven. She survived her royal husband, and found happiness with Seymour---but it was shadowed by rivalry with the young Princess Elizabeth, whose affection Seymour coveted. Catherine won the contest, but at great cost.

Carolly Erickson - Napóleon ​kis paradicsommadara - Joséphine
1778-ban ​Martinique szigetén egy érdekes arcú, érzéki testű fiatal lány él, Rose Tascher, akit Franciaországba küldenek, és férjhez adnak Beauharnais grófhoz, hogy a Tascher család anyagi helyzetét rendbe tegyék. A fiatalasszony először a francia forradalom előtti Párizs divatos szalonjaiba jut be, majd a híres-hírhedt orgiák egyik közkedvelt szereplője lesz. Itt ismerkedik meg Bounaparte tábornokkal, a későbbi Napóleon császárral, akinek első felesége lesz... Nagyszerű regény egy ambiciózus, erkölcsi gátlások nélküli, ugyanakkor könnyen sebezhető asszony sikerekkel és kudarcokkal teli életéről.

Carolly Erickson - Néhány ​boldog óra
Howard ​Katalin, VIII. Henrik angol király 5. felesége volt. Házasságuk idején - 1540-ben - még csak tizenkilenc éves, miközben a király már 49 éves volt. A hölgynek fiatal kora ellenére már "múltja" volt. Ez talán nem is lett volna baj, de kapcsolatait a házasságot követően felújította. A szerelmi ügyek persze egy királyi udvarban nem maradhatnak titokban. A bosszúálló király 1542-ben a házasságtörő királynét két szeretőjével és egyik udvarhölgyével együtt kivégeztette.

Carolly Erickson - II. ​Erzsébet
A ​kötet végigkíséri II. Erzsébet életét napjainkig, az angol királynő közvetlen környezetét alkotó barátok, rokonok, politikai vezetők és szolgálatában állók visszaemlékezéseit hívja segítségül, egy igazán rendkívüli, személyes képet alkotva Európa történetének egyik meghatározó alakjáról. Az életrajz felfed előttünk egy asszonyt, akinek uralkodását családi gondok, személyes veszteségek, háborúk, politikai válságok nehezítették ugyan, mégis emelt fővel vezette át országát a zűrzavarokkal teli 20. századból az új évezredbe.

Carolly Erickson - The ​Favored Queen
Born ​into an ambitious noble family, young Jane Seymour is sent to Court as a Maid of Honor to Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s aging queen. She is devoted to her mistress and watches with empathy as the calculating Anne Boleyn contrives to supplant her as queen. Anne’s single-minded intriguing threatens all who stand in her way; she does not hesitate to arrange the murder of a woman who knows a secret so dark that, if revealed, would make it impossible for the king to marry Anne. Once Anne becomes queen, no one at court is safe, and Jane herself becomes the object of Anne’s venomous rage when she suspects Jane has become the object of the king’s lust. Henry, fearing that Anne’s inability to give him a son is a sign of divine wrath, asks Jane to become his next queen. Deeply reluctant to embark on such a dangerous course, Jane must choose between her heart and her loyalty to the king. Acclaimed biographer and bestselling novelist Carolly Erickson weaves another of her irresistible historical entertainments about the queen who finally gave Henry VIII his longed for heir, set against the excitement and danger of the Tudor Court.