Gita May is professor of French, Columbia University. She has taught and published extensively on late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century French literature, art and culture.
"This is a sparkling book and a wonderful read for anyone interested in the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette or French art and history. Gita May tells the colourful story of a woman who was a monarchist in her political views but, in her personal life, a revolutionary." - Susan Dunn, Williams College