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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...?
April 15, 2022: Another French edition
The publisher Retrouvées (Paris) announced the new edition of Angélique books. The first volume will be released in two books: Angélique, the Marquise of the Angels Vol.1 and Angélique, the Marquise of the Angels Vol.2 on July 7, 2022.

March 24, 2022: New books in France
The new editions of Angélique books, the third volume Angélique and the King and the fourth volume The Indomitable Angélique, were published by Pocket (Paris).

December 18, 2021: New French editions
The publisher Pocket (Paris) will continue the edition of Angélique books. The third volume Angélique and the King and the fourth volume The Indomitable Angélique will be published on March 24, 2022. This will be followed by the books Angélique in Revolt and Angélique in Love, the release date of which was announced on July 7, 2022.

December 17, 2021: Birthday of Anne Golon
Anne Golon, the most widely read and translated French writer of the 20th century, would celebrate her the 100th birthday on this day.

December 14, 2021: Concert for Anne Golon
In honor of Anne Golon, there was held the concert and festive evening celebrating her the 100th birthday at "Maison russe des sciences et de la culture" in Paris. You can watch the 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):
10/2009: The Executed Man of Notre-Dame
04/2010: The Lights and the Shadows of Paris
Publisher Klub semejnogo dosuga (Russia):
08/2010: The Road to Versailles
06/2011: The War in Laces
Publisher Fukkan.com (Japan):
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 Čarobna Knjiga (Serbia):
10/2016: Angélique in Love
Publisher Azbuka (Russia):
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
07/2022: Angélique in Revolt
07/2022: Angélique in Love
11/2022: Angélique and the New World
"But where have you come from? You seem quite transfigured." "I do?" All of a sudden Angélique caught sight of herself standing there naked in front of the tall polished-steel mirror that leant against the wall. Normally she only used to glance in it absentmindedly to arrange her hair and her head-dress. In an instant she took in her white body, the very picture of healthy womanhood with its neat waist, high breasts, long back and graceful legs, 'the most beautiful legs in Versailles' with the round red scar that Colin Paturel had had to make to save her from the snake in the Riff. How she had forgotten her body! She could hear that insulting voice in her ears again: "A woman for whom I wouldn't give a hundred piastres today." She gave a casual mocking shrug. "What does he want? Ah, well, so much the worse for him!"

(Golon, Sergeanne. Angélique in Revolt. London: Pan Books, 1966, p. 371)




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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.

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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.

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