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The webpage www.angelique.cz is dedicated to the work of the most popular and the most translated French writer of the 20th century Anne Golon: Angélique. Our goal is an international enlightenment and elimination of the myths which were born around the Angélique books in recent years. In other part, this website also presents the characteristic features of the time of the Sun King as a period fashion, architecture, art, literature and movies about the time of Louis XIV.

The writer of the novel did very detailed historical research, and therefore the books have got an unusually detailed historical foundation. The Angélique by Anne Golon surprised with historical accuracy that goes far beyond what we know as ordinary romance from the past or from the books of Alexandre Dumas. Anne Golon does not only focus on the most important events of the 17th century. There are also the exceptional detailed descriptions of the free-time activities and of the commonplace life in the countryside or at the royal court, whether in France or in Canada.

The novel never lacks for excitement. In the books there is lot of action, romance and humour, and we can find there drama, and the tragic elements as well. Anne Golon told the story from the perspective of a woman (from the perspective of the main character and the author himself). Interestingly described is relationship between the Count de Peyrac and Angélique. The story is told not only from a female, but also from a male perspective. Not to be overlooked, that the development of the main characters corresponds with that of its authors.

In the book series "Angélique" used Anne Golon several writing styles. We can say that her novel contains stories of multiple genres. In the book series Angélique we can find more than 1350 characters, hundreds of them are based on historical figures. At the beginning, this literary work finds inspiration in stories such as Beauty and the Beast, Cupid and Psyche, The Phantom of the Opera or Gone with the Wind. In other episodes the plot moves to the dark stories of legendary and spectacular poison affair at the court of Louis XIV and we can read about the hard life in the Parisian underworld.

After the third book in the series about the glamorous festivities in Versailles, where Madame Chocolat is returned as the fashionable Angélique Marquise du Plessis-Belliere, leads us our journey to the Mediterranean sea and Morocco, and describes life in the harem. Then we come back in the French province of Poitou, the land of swamps and later to La Rochelle full of persecuted Huguenots.

After a little gloomy fifth book follows a cheerful one, which takes place mostly on the ship in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean sailing to America. The whole story is based on the turbulent dialogue between Angélique and her recovered husband. Angélique in Quebec tells especially Angélique experiences in this charming city in New France. The reader will be for sure amused about satirical stories about the gallant Frenchman. The heroes are the whole winter completely separated from the outside world, due to the ice and snow. Completion of the "Canadian series" tells us about relationships between the Jesuits who worked as missionaries and cruel and desperate Indians. Key features of the novel are admiration of nature, very good historical research, an almost palpable tension, mysterious, almost magical atmosphere and unexpected humour.

Planned conclusion of the series with the announced title 'The Kingdom of France' is a big unknown. Will Angélique end up in the New World, or will she return to France...?
August 11, 2022: New books in France
The new editions of Angélique books, the fifth volume Angélique in Revolt and the sixth volume Angélique in Love, were published by Pocket (Paris).

July 14, 2022: Remembering Anne Golon
Five years ago, Madam Anne Golon left us forever on this day. All her readers and fans are still remembering her with love and with unceasing admiration.

July 07, 2022: New books in France
A new edition of the first volume in two books is published by Retrouvées (Paris): Angélique, the Marquise of the Angels Vol.1 and Angélique, the Marquise of the Angels Vol.2.

May 27, 2022: Naming of a garden in Cannes after actress Michèle Mercier
The city of Cannes has paid tribute to the French actress Michèle Mercier by naming a garden in the city's Montfleury Park after her. The garden was inaugurated by David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes, in the presence of the actress. More. The original article, photo gallery and video.

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The worldwide editions of the series Angélique: l'Intégrale

... FROM THE SERIES ANGÉLIQUE: l’INTÉGRALE
"COMPLETE UNABRIDGED VERSION"
Publisher Fragment (Czech Republic):
04/2010: The Lights and the Shadows of Paris
Publisher Klub semejnogo dosuga (Russia):
06/2011: The War in Laces
Publisher Fukkan.com (Japan):
07/2014: The War in Laces
Publisher Litera (Romania):
10/2016: The Lights and the Shadows in Paris
Publisher Archipoche (France):
11/2017: The Road to Versailles
Publisher Amazon Kindle Edition (UK):
02/2021: Marquise of the Angels. 1 - Childhood

... FROM THE SERIES ANGÉLIQUE: VERSION d'ORIGINE
"FULL ORIGINAL VERSION" OF THE YEARS 1957-1985
Publisher Čarobna Knjiga (Serbia):
02/2016: The Indomitable Angélique
06/2016: Angélique in Revolt
10/2016: Angélique in Love
Publisher Azbuka (Russia):
09/2017: Angélique in Quebec
03/2018: Angélique, the Road of Hope
08/2018: The Victory of Angélique
Publisher l’Archipel (France):
11/2021: Angélique, the Marquise of the Angels
Publisher Retrouvées (France):
07/2022: Angélique, the Marquise of the Angels 1
07/2022: Angélique, the Marquise of the Angels 2
Publisher Pocket (France):
11/2021: Angélique, the Marquise of the Angels
11/2021: Angélique, the Road to Versailles
03/2022: Angélique and the King
03/2022: The Indomitable Angélique
08/2022: Angélique in Revolt
08/2022: Angélique in Love
11/2022: Angélique and the New World
11/2022: The Temptation of Angélique
Around her the concubines were whispering and day-dreaming and intriguings as usual. All these females had abandoned themselves to the sensual passion of their lovely bodies consecrated to love. Soft and smooth, perfumed, anointed, their flowing curves were made for the embraces of a royal master. They had no other reason for existing, and they lived in the expectation of the rapture he would give them. Their inactivity and their forced continence annoyed them, for far too seldom was there one of these hundreds of women who received the royal favours.

(Golon, Sergeanne. Angélique and the Sultan. London: Pan Books, 1968, p. 311)




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Philippe du Plessis-Bellière: The study of the character
The character of Philippe du Plessis-Bellière is extremely fascinating, original and complex but, precisely because of its diversity and contradictory nature, it has often been misunderstood or misinterpreted.

Anne Golon: The portrait of a French writer
Anne Golon was born December 17, 1921, in the port city Toulon in southern France. Although she was baptized as Simone Changeux, she is worldwide known as Anne Golon - this is her last and most famous pseudonym. The article reveals the fateful story of Anne and Serge Golon.

Various quizzes and tests on topics related to Angélique
You'll find here diverse fun quizzes for a variety of topics. For example, about the books, the movies or different periods.

Interview with Anne Golon at Versailles
The extensive interviews with Anne Golon in 1999. Anne Golon remembers her youth, tells the story of how created Angélique and of the role of her husband in it.

The book covers: The original editions of Angélique novel in the world
The Angélique books were issued worldwide and achieved the roaring success everywhere, but only some series were published completely...