The queens necklace is a novel by alexandre dumas that was published in 1849 and 1850 immediately following the french revolution of 1848 it is loosely based on the affair of the diamond necklace an episode involving fraud and royal scandal that made headlines at the court of louis xvi in the 1780s. The affair of the diamond necklace was an incident from 1784 through 1785 at the court of king louis xvi of france involving his wife queen marie antoinettethe reputation of the queen already tarnished by gossip was ruined by the implication that she participated in a crime to defraud the crown jewelers in acquiring a very expensive diamond necklace. The queens necklace did not disappoint it is a multifaceted story that keeps your interest and spawns many theories in your mind as you go it comes together rather surprisingly fast in the end though i moved from this book to taking the bastile it seems dumas was incapable of bad writing. All of the queens most amazing necklaces queen alexandras dagmar necklace the emir of qatar nacklace three strand pearls the delhi durbar necklace the king george vl victorian suite the . Having read many of dumas works i have a certain expectation that his sharp wit and eloquent way of painting pictures in my mind will be a part of any new book of his that i read the queens necklace did not disappoint it is a multifaceted story that keeps your interest and spawns many theories in your mind as you go
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