In the first of the Angélique series, the beautiful feisty teenage heroine becomes entangled in a political assassination plot and is betrothed to a stranger who is twelve years her senior and a reputed sorcerer.
In this first part of the Angélique cycle, set in Mid-17th century France under the young Sun King Louis XIV, still struggling for his throne, while beggars and brigands roam the country, Angélique de Sancé de Monteloup, fifth child of an impoverished country nobleman in the Poitou marshlands, expected to struggle for a meager subsistence, educated in a nunnery, is betrothed at 17 to Joffrey de Peyrac, the 12 years older rich but cripple Comte de (count of) Peyrac de Morens and seigneur (Lord) of Toulouse, scarred in the face and said to be a sorcerer, in fact practicing oriental mining techniques which make his vast fortune. For the sake of her family, Angélique reluctantly agrees to the match but refuses the advances of her husband, who does not enforce his conjugal rights, wishing only to win her heart. As Angelique gradually discovers virtuous Peyrac's remarkable talents as scientist, musician and philosopher, she falls passionately in love with him. Joffrey's unusual way of life ... Written by
First time i saw this movie about 10 years ago. I just couldn't take my eyes of the screen. And after first time i was terrorizing my neighbor to give me that VCR again. I was child and i thought that movie was amazing. Well i still think same. Yesterday (really) i finished reading first book "Angelique" and today i almost finished second book. I love the details in book and movie both. Of course now when i first saw the movie Angelique for me is only Michelle Mercie. For me as for person who loved this drama story is hard to say much about movie and book cause i can say just "its wonderful". One of most important thing is that its not only a love story. Its like a lifestyle encyclopedia. Anne Golon described all details so great that you can imagine all clothes, buildings, people, meals and everything. Once more - its wonderful story.
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