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The Other Boleyn Girl

By Philippa Gregory

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| Mass Market Paperback | 9781416556534

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Two sisters competing for the greatest prize: the love of a king

When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golde Continue

Two sisters competing for the greatest prize: the love of a king

When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family?s ambitious plots as the king?s interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. Then Mary knows that she must defy her family and her king, and take her fate into her own hands.

A rich and compelling tale of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue, The Other Boleyn Girl introduces a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the heart of the most exciting and glamorous court in Europe and survived by following her own heart.

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    都鐸王朝一直是我相當喜歡的王朝, 腐敗又華麗, 保守又創新, 專制又開放, 血腥卻又孕育出伊麗莎白女王, 實在是太有趣的歷史, 尤其作者流暢的文筆, 由安的妹妹主述, 既有臨場感又有些些跳脫場景外的客觀, 相當喜歡~

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    Faynn said on Jul 25, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    這本書於我而言有趣的部份為16世紀英國歷史及宮庭生活,也讓我了解漫畫千面女郎中有畫到的血腥瑪麗(瑪麗一世)及伊莉莎白一世的姊妹情仇來源。
    但若以勾心鬥角,那這本書就遠不如後宮甄環傳。因為英國王室是一夫一妻制,情婦所生的兒子沒有繼承權,女人們還可跟男人們一起跳舞騎馬...,不像中國後宮一群女人只圍著一個男人打轉。
    安.波林太聰明也太自負,得權後還自大到過頭以為可一直支配亨利八世,她不知"伴君如伴虎",所以當她生不出一個合法男繼承人,又年老色衰時,便已註定會賠上性命,如此看來,她並非是個聰明女子。

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    定風波 said on Jan 19, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    這是最近讀的書裡最喜歡的一本
    本來我就還蠻愛歐洲宮廷的歷史,雖然一直沒有去深究過,但看完這本書後會想去了解都鐸王朝的背景,歷史故事.只能說書比電影好看太多了,很精采,即使這本書很厚,也會想一直讀下去停不下來~~ 因為看過電影,總會忍不住將主角聯想到電影中的人物,嗯...覺得瑪莉的選角好像不太適合...忍不住要說第一女主角(瑪莉)實在是天真到有些愚蠢...
    決定去找作者的其他書來看,但很遺憾地發現,雖然她的著作不少,但中文譯本就只有兩本,唉...

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    Anita said on Oct 22, 2013 | Add your feedback

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      可能是之前對都鐸王朝亨利八世已經有了粗淺的認識,對於這本著作除了不錯看以外就沒有特別的收穫了。但若是對於英國歷史完全沒有認識的讀者們基本上讀起來不會有障礙,很輕易地就能進入書中。

      作者描寫宮廷女人不管在服裝、氣味、私底下的較勁都十分有感覺,可惜到後段有顯疲軟,雖有前後呼應,但沒有帶給我那種從此走入歷史所帶來的震撼與飄忽感。不過此作者的著作以後還是會繼續閱讀。

    喜愛度:4

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    Emma Lu said on Apr 21, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    美人心機是一部描述英格蘭十六世紀初都鐸王朝第二代君王的故事。故事主要以波林家姊妹中妹妹(瑪莉.波林)的角度來描寫宮廷中機關算盡的權力鬥爭,而鬥爭的目的就只是為了取悅君王。但受到君王寵愛之後又如何呢?通常就是悲慘的開始。妹妹最終還是不願加入鬥爭的行列,選擇退出戰局,追尋自己想要的夢想。而姊姊卻是為了爬上高峰,排除萬難,不惜犧牲姊妹情誼、無所不用其極,拉下王后凱瑟琳。這也讓我想到中國歷史竟也是如此,每一個朝代大多數的寵臣或功臣,玩弄權力的結果就是自取滅亡。

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    Thomas Chang said on Mar 15, 2013 | Add your feedback

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