Friday, May 7, 2010

Now in Paperback

Trianon: A Novel of Royal France is now available in soft cover. I have edited the second edition; there have been some minor changes that make the depiction of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette even more authentic. It will be available from Amazon in a few weeks. As the back cover says:
The fruit of years of research, Trianon corrects many of the popular misconceptions about Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. The novel chronicles their resolution and dignity in the face of crushing disappointments, innumerable humiliations, personal and national tragedy, and death itself. Originally published in 1997, Trianon has received critical acclaim and gained an international following. Mayapple Books is happy to announce the third edition of this timeless portrait of one of the most enigmatic and tragic royal couples who ever lived.
"A meticulously researched work of historical fiction...." ~John Beeler, The Suburban and Wayne Times 
"What distinguishes this short and readable book from others is Vidal's examining their lives in light of their Catholic faith in a country that, until the Revolution, was the 'eldest daughter of the Church.'" ~Mike May, Pittsburgh Magazine, March 1998  
"Exhaustively researched and yet completely accessible for those who wish to understand the events from a very personal perspective."~ Genevieve Kineke, Canticle Magazine, May-June, 2007
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12 comments:

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

OH WONDERFUL! I can not wait! Thank you so much!

elena maria vidal said...

Thank you, Parisienne! Enjoy!!

Georgette said...

Congratulations! I wish you much success with teh new edition!

Matterhorn said...

This is wonderful! Hmm...I wonder what the "minor changes" are? You've got me very curious!

elena maria vidal said...

Thank you, Gette!

Just little things, Matterhorn. I broke up some of the huge paragraphs into small ones, and other things like that which people have mentioned to me over the years.

Julygirl said...

The Best to you! A new life for one of my favorite books.

elena maria vidal said...

MADAME ROYALE is next!

Diamantina da Brescia said...

Elena,

When will you have autographed copies of the paperback edition available?

Many thanks!

elena maria vidal said...

Now! I'll have my husband add it to our Paypal today! Thank you for reminding me and I apologize for it not being there! It will be. We also accept checks so if anyone wants to send me a check via snail mail, just write me privately at emvidal@planetrussell.net and I'll send you my address and we'll get a signed copy off to you! Thank you so much, Diamantia!

lara77 said...

Elena Maria, CONGRATULATIONS!! I always felt in my heart that you were meant to write this book. After reading Trianon I realized no author ever examined Their Majesties lives from the angle of their Catholic faith. I believe God and Their Majesties were guiding you to this point. I am so happy for you and FINALLY the world can read about their lives with the light of truth shining on them and not the propaganda of history's victors.

Julianne Douglas said...

What a beautiful cover, Elena! I really need to read this.

Happy Mother's Day!

elena maria vidal said...

Thank you for your constant support, Lara!

Thank you, Julianne and Happy Mother's day to you, too!