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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 18, 2021: The books edition in France
The French bookstores are currently offering pre-orders for the books Angélique, the Marquise of the Angels and Angélique, the Road to Versailles, which will be published by Pocket (Paris) on November 10, 2021. According to the books' titles, it will be probably the edition of Version d'Origine, the re-edition of which was also announced by the publisher l'Archipel (Paris) on the same day.

July 14, 2021: Remembering Anne Golon
Today, four years ago, Madam Anne Golon passed away. All her readers and fans are still remembering her with love and with unceasing admiration.

February 28, 2021: Angélique book in English
The first English edition of book "Angelique. Marquise of the Angels. 1 - Childhood" from the series "Complete unabridged version" is released on Amazon in the Kindle Editon. The work by Anne Golon was translated by Samantha David, the cover and accompanying illustrations were created by Nadine Goloubinoff.

January 12, 2021: Angelique Books on FB
Nadine Goloubinoff, daughter of Anne Golon, opened the new official page Angelique Books for international audiences on Facebook.

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The series l'Intégrale & Version
d'Origine
The worldwide editions of the series Angélique: l'Intégrale

... FROM THE SERIES ANGÉLIQUE: l’INTÉGRALE
"COMPLETE UNABRIDGED VERSION"
Publisher Fragment (Czech Republic):
10/2009: The Executed Man of Notre-Dame
04/2010: The Lights and the Shadows of Paris
Publisher Klub semejnogo dosuga (Russia):
10/2009: The Shadows and the Lights in Paris
08/2010: The Road to Versailles
06/2011: The War in Laces
Publisher Fukkan.com (Japan):
07/2013: The Shadows and the Lights
11/2013: The Road to Versailles
07/2014: The War in Laces
Publisher Litera (Romania):
06/2016: The Executed Man of Notre-Dame
10/2016: The Lights and the Shadows in Paris
Publisher Archipoche (France):
10/2017: The Shadows and the Lights in Paris
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 l’Archipel (France):
01/2015: Angélique and the King
10/2017: The Indomitable Angélique
Publisher Azbuka (Russia):
03/2018: Angélique, the Road of Hope
08/2018: The Victory of Angélique
Publisher Čarobna Knjiga (Serbia):
02/2015: Angélique, the Marquise of the Angels
06/2015: Angélique, the Road to Versailles
10/2015: Angélique and the King
02/2016: The Indomitable Angélique
06/2016: Angélique in Revolt
10/2016: Angélique in Love
Publisher Pocket (France):
11/2021: Angélique, the Marquise of the Angels
11/2021: Angélique, the Road to Versailles
In the vestibule she met Hortense, with a white apron tied around her lean waist. The house was redolent with the smell of cooked strawberries and oranges. In September good housewives make their preserves. It was a delicate and important operation, performed amid huge red copper basins, crushed sugar-loaves and Barbe's tears. The house was upside down for three days. Hortense, who was carrying a precious sugar-loaf, stumbled against Florimond, who was coming out of the kitchen, wildly waving his silver rattle with its three little bells and two crystal teeth. Nothing more was needed to make the thunderstorm break. (...) 'Don't scream so much,' said Angélique. 'There's nothing I'd like better than to help you make your jams. I know some very good southern recipes.' Hortense, sugar-loaf in hand, straightened herself to her full height, as if draping herself in the garments of a tragic actress. 'Never,' she said fiercely.

(Golon, Sergeanne. Angélique, the Marquise of the Angels. London: Pan Books, 1966, p. 344)




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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
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The charming noblemen of the Royal Court
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