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Launching the Intégrale

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Projected Publication dates:

The publication schedule looks like this :

a.. "Marquise des Anges"
Avril 2006
b.. "Mariage Toulousain"
Avril 2006
c.. "Fêtes Royales"
Janvier 2007
d.. "Le Supplicié de Notre Dame"
Novembre 2007
a.. "Ombres et Lumières dans Paris"
Novembre 2007
b.. "Le Chemin de Versailles"
Septembre 2008
c.. "La Guerre en Dentelles"
Novembre 2008
d.. "Angélique et le Roy"
Novembre 2008
e.. "Indomptable Angélique"
Avril 2009
f.. "Angélique se Révolte"
Avril 2009
g.. "Angélique et son Amour"
Novembre 2009
h.. "Angélique et le Nouveau Monde" T1
Novembre 2009
i.. "Angélique et le Nouveau Monde" T2
Novembre 2010
j.. "La tentation d'Angélique"
Avril 2010
k.. "Angélique et le Complot des Ombres"
Avril 2010
l.. "Angélique à Quebec" T1
Novembre 2010
m.. "Angélique à Quebec" T2
Novembre 2010
n.. "Angélique, La Route de l'Espoir"
Novembre 2011
o.. "La Victoire d'Angélique"
Avril 2011
p.. "Angélique et le Royaume de France" T1
Novembre 2011
q.. "Angélique et le Royaume de France" T2
Novembre 2011
r.. "Angélique et le Royaume de France" T3
Novembre 2011
s.. Réédition des titres épuisés
à compter de 2012

Well spotted by anyone who has seen that Angélique and the Demon has been omitted - no prizes I'm afraid!

Anne Golon Promoting Books

I found an interesting web-site yesterday which can be found here. This is also, from what I can gather (as I don't understand Italian) a fan site which shows that the Italian version of the Intégrale is well under way. It shows the Italian order of books first (be warned, a very big font is used) which includes 'Demon' in the listings and then proceeds to use the same list I have used above to show the projected French dates and, like my list (taken from the old Archange International site) omits 'Demon'. It's a big shame that as 'Demon' is one of my favourites!

To see my receipt for purchasing the first editions of the new published books please click here.

And for other snippets of interest that will be added to as they happen please use the same link.

Read the article (.pdf) celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original books here

Anne's L'Archipel page here

Angélique the return promo by L'Archipel to download the full size version click here (.pdf file)

Archipel promo

Angélique, the Intégrale comes to Greece ....

In a new venture, Greek readers have been treated to the first three books of the Intégrale and have produced innovative and tasteful covers:

Greek Marquise

Αγγελική: Mαρκησία των αγγέλων

Book 1 - "Marquise des Anges"

Greek Mariage Toulousain

Αγγελικη: Γαμοσ Στην Τουλουζη

Book 2 - "Mariage Toulousain"

Greek Fetes Royale

Αγγελική. Βασιλικές γιορτές

Book 3 - "Fêtes Royales"

Angélique, the Intégrale comes to Portugal (twice)....

Portugal Book 1

Portugese Marquise

Book 1 - Angélica, marquesa de los ángeles

Portugal Book 2

Portugese Book 2

Book 2 - Angélica y el Conde de Peyrac

Portugese Book 3

Book 3 - Angélica. La boda del rey

Translator Fleya

Angélique, the Intégrale, comes to the Czech Republic

Czech Marquise

Book 1 - Angelika, markýza andělů

Czech Book 2

Book 2 - Angelika - Toulouská svatba

Czech Book 3

Book 3 - Angelika – Královské slavnosti

Book 4 Czech

Book 4 - Angelika – Popravený u Notre-Dame


Alternative Book 4

Book 4 - Angelika a Velký Korzár

So what's in a name change??????

Book 5 Czech

Book 5 - Angelika – Světla a stíny Paříže

Angélique, the Intégrale comes to Germany (three times) ...

German Book 1

German Integrale Book 1

Angélique- Die junge Marquise

Book 1 - Angélique- Die junge Marquise

German Book 2

German Integrale Book  2

Angélique - Hochzeit wider Willen

Book 2 - Angélique - Hochzeit wider Willen

German Book 3

German Integrale Book  3

Angélique - Am Hof des Königs

Book 3 - Angélique - Am Hof des Königs

German Book 4

Angélique - Der Gefangene von Notre-Dame

Book 4 - Angélique - Der Gefangene von Notre-Dame

German Book 5

Book 5 - Angélique - In den Gassen von Paris

Angélique, the Intégrale comes to Russia (twice) ......... and a third time as a Kindle version!

Integrale 1 Russian

Integrale 1 Russian

Book 1 - Маркиза Ангелов

Integrale 2 Russian

Integrale 2 Russian

Book 2 - Тулузская свадьба

Integrale 3 Russian

Integrale 3 Russian

Book 3 - Королевские празднества

Integrale 4 Russian

Integrale 4 Russian

Book 4 - Мученик Нотр-Дама

Integrale 5 Russian

Book 5 - Тени и свет Парижа

Integrale 6 Russian

Book 6 - Анжелика. Путь в Версаль

Integrale 7 Russian

Book 7 - Анжелика. Война в кружевах

Angélique, the Intégrale comes to Roumania

Romanian Marquise of the Angels

Book 1 - Angelica Marchiza ingerilor

Romanian Book 2 Fiance Vendue

Book 2 - Angelica Logodnica Vanduta

Romanian Book three Fetes Royales

Book 3 - Angelica Sarbatori regale

Book 4 Integrale in Romanian

Book 4 - Angelica Supliciul de la Notre-Dame

Book 5 Integrale in Romanian

Book 5 - Angelica Lumini si umbre in Paris

Angélique, the Intégrale comes to Japan

Japanese Integrale - "Marquise des Anges"

Book 1 - "Marquise des Anges"

Japanese Integrale - "La Fiancée Vendue"

Book 2 - "La Fiancée Vendue"

Japanese Integrale - "Fêtes Royales"

Book 3 - "Fêtes Royales"

Japanese Integrale - "Le Supplicié de Notre Dame"

Book 4 - "Le Supplicié de Notre Dame"

Japanese Integrale - "Ombres et Lumières dans Paris"

Book 5 - "Ombres et Lumières dans Paris"

Japanese Integrale - "Le Chemin de Versailles"

Book 6 - "Le Chemin de Versailles"

Japanese Integrale - "Angélique et le Roy"

Book 7 - "Angélique et le Roy"

The IntégraleAngelica Image

This page is solely for information concerning the Intégrale - the complete works [including re-writes] which Anne Golon is currently in the process of completing. Any updates will appear on this page which is subject to change on a regular basis.

2014 brings the news that the Intégrale is to be re-published in a new format starting with Books 5 and 6 in 2015.

New Integrale

In the meantime I am happy to share as much as I know of the chronological history of the Intégrale in this section of the web-site.

As with the projected publication dates (see sidebar) the Intégrale was also announced using the poster reproduced below:

Integrale Poster

Intégrale simply translated means 'complete works' - unabridged and untainted. Over the years, Anne Golons original writing has been tampered with by editors and publishers and in some parts re-written by ghost writers (hard as that is to believe). Because of a variety of circumstances and the eventual death of her husband and co-writer Serge the enormity of the task of restoring the work was not discovered until relatively recently (considering this started happening in the 1950s).

Anne has vowed that she will not only restore her work (which she refers to as her oeuvre) but will also complete it; the 14th book is in the pipeline and its working title is 'Angélique et le Royaume de France' (Angélique and the Kingdom of France).

Theatre Programme

Programme detail

The first time the title 'Angélique et le Royaume de France' was seen publicly was in a theatre programme reproduced above. It is interesting to see that the the two book titles preceding the announcement differ from the published versions. 'Angélique et la Route de l'Espoir' drops the 'et' in the published version and 'Angélique et sa Victoire' becomes less subjective and is published as 'La Victoire d'Angélique.' In both cases, I actually think that Ann Golon Der Spiegel picture of Anne Golon the originally projected titles would have translated more easily and naturally into English if they had remained unchanged. Recently, I discovered that the German Magazine 'Der Spiegel' had in fact quoted Anne Golon in an 1990 article as saying in 1985 that she was now ready to 'break the writing hand' having concluded her 6,910 page, 14-book epic after 29 years.

"Erst 1985, nach 29 Jahren und 14 episch breitgewalzten Bänden voll zäher Ranküne und beharrlich lodernder Leidenschaft, nahm die Trivialschnulze ein gnädiges Ende. "Mit Gottes Hilfe war alles möglich", harfte die französische Angelique-Autorin Anne Golon auf der letzten von insgesamt 6910 Buchseiten. Nun könne sie sich, ergänzte sie in einem Interview, "getrost die Schreibhand brechen". Der Fall schien ausgestanden." (For full German article see here)

The unfortunate English translation provided by Google reads "Only in 1985, after 29 years and 14 epic wide-rolled volumes fully tenacious rancor and persistent flaming passion that Trivial tearjerker took a merciful end. "With God's help everything was possible," harfte the French author Anne Golon Angelique on the last of a total of 6910 pages. Now she could, she added in an interview, "confidently break the writing hand." The case seemed endured."

Proof sheet

Proof sheet of the original designs autographed by collaborators Iva Garo and Nadine Goloubinoff

The Intégrale will also, we are told, include some re-writes to enable additional information to be added to link, more smoothly, certain events/ threads that run over several books and which she feels need clarification or embellishment. This will be all-new material.

The original book covers of the Intégrale were designed and promoted by 'Archange International' owned by the Golons and their associates. In 2006 at the Salon du Livre in Geneva the first of the books were made available for sale to the general public.

The original Archange designs and titles can be seen below:

Book 1 Original IntegralBook 2 Original IntegralBook 3 Original IntegralBook 4 Original IntegralBook 5 Original Integral

Book 1 - "Marquise des Anges" Book 2 - "Mariage Toulousain" Book 3 - "Fêtes Royales" Book 4 - "Le Supplicié de Notre Dame" Book 5 - "Ombres et Lumières dans Paris"

A clever innovation with the original design of the Archange books is that they came with matching bookmarks as seen here:

Integrale Bookmark1 Integrale Bookmark2

Two further projected covers, which were work in progress, never saw the light of day.

Book 6 Original IntegralBook 7 Original Integral

Book 6 - "Le Chemin de Versailles" and Book 7 - "Et Le Roy"

It was a rare treat seeing Anne Golon surrounded by her books, autographing them with her usual great care ensuring the right personal inscription to individual fans is attributed to their own precious books, especially now that the Intégrale has finally made its way to the bookshelves of book stores and book fairs again!

Author Anne Golon signing books

Anne under poster for books

Shelves of Books

Here's an image of the 'stand' reserved for Anne and an enlarged image of a magazine article devoted to the return of Angélique.

Promoting Anne

And a lovely picture of mother and daughter enjoying the success so warmly deserved after a long and bitter period of Angélique 'down time.'

Anne Golon with daughter Nadine

Read copy of a review by Isabelle Bagnoud (in English and French) following the successful return of Anne Golon and her Angélique here (.pdf file)

And so - time for a new Publisher - L'Archipel

Read all their promotional material here (.pdf file)

A new publisher and a whole set of new book covers featuring the eyes of famous paintings from the 'Romantics' period (alternatives covers in different languages will be found here) and even a change of book name:

Archipel 1 Archipel 2

Archipel 3 Archipel 4

Archipel 5

Book 1 - "Marquise des Anges" Book 2 - "La Fiancée Vendue" Book 3 - "Fêtes Royales" Book 4 - "Le Supplicié de Notre Dame" Book 5 - "Ombres et Lumières dans Paris" Book 6 - "Le Chemin de Versailles"

And the second printing :

A change of publisher, a whole new look for the first editions and then another change of imagery in the form of the 'archi poche' for these quintessentially eternal books. I've only been able to find the first four books in this format - all featuring the same figure with differing backgrounds.

ArchPoche Marquise ArchPoche Fiancee

Arch Poche Fete ArchPoche Supplicie

Book 1 - "Marquise des Anges" Book 2 - "La Fiancée Vendue" Book 3 - "Fêtes Royales" Book 4 - "Le Supplicié de Notre Dame"

The third printing brought a variation of the original 'Romantics' design to ArchiPoche :

Marquise version 3 Fiancee version 3

Book 1 - "Marquise des Anges" - Book 2 - "La Fiancée Vendue"

Relentlessly the publishers produced a further printing brought another variation, this time under the aegis of 'Grands Charactères' - ever more beautiful imagery, again, frustratingly only the first two books:

Version 4 Marquise Version 4 Fiancee

Book 1 - "Marquise des Anges" Book 2 - "La Fiancée Vendue"

Today, whilst updating this page I found yet another variation of the first two books on the Alapage site which is a big internet book site - these covers, I personally find quite unremarkable:

Book 1 - "Marquise des Anges" Large Print Book 2 - "La Fiancée Vendue" - Large Print

Book 1 - "Marquise des Anges" / Book 2 - "La Fiancée Vendue"

The next two titles are also now available in this issue of the the Intégrale although good images are difficult to come by. The publishers are 'littera CORPS 16' who specialise in large print books.

Book 3 - "Fêtes Royales" Large Print Book 4 - "Le Supplicié de Notre Dame"  Large Print

Book 3 - "Fêtes Royales" / Book 4 - "Le Supplicié de Notre Dame"

Remembering Fleya de Ugalde

The late Fleya de Ugalde was one of our original international group as formed by the late Harvey Adkins. She became a close friend of the Golons and was entrusted with the translation of the Intégrale from the original French into Spanish. Here is Fleya with the three books she completed prior to her death. I should like to thank Séiji Toyota for allowing me to use this very personal photograph of Fleya taken by him in her appartment in Bilbao on 23rd August 2011.

The re-publication versions guaranteed for 2014/5

2014 Book 1 2014 Book 2

Book 1 - "Marquise des Anges" - Book 2 - "La Fiancée Vendue"

2014 Book 32014 Book 4

Book 3 - "Fêtes Royales" Book 4 - "Le Supplicié de Notre Dame"

Angelique New Version Integrale 5 2017

Book 5 - "Ombres et lumières" - due for publication in 2017

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Page refreshed : 23rd December 2016


Post Script

Some snippets of interest that belong to the Intégrale but not necessarily on the page itself.

Promo Poster

A promotional poster created for the official Salon du Livre launch of the sales of the Intégrale

Receipt for purchase

This is a picture of the receipt (provenance) for the first editions bought at the Salon du Livre in Geneva in 2006 : You will see that we bought three each of the first two books.

I am sure that my friends Joyce in America and Carol in the UK will not mind me mentioning that they asked me to buy these for them when they heard Andrew and I were heading off to Geneva.

They, together with ourselves wished to be included and share in this historic moment long awaited by Anne Golon's fans. They were rewarded not only with the books of course they also received coveted individual and personal dedications appened by Anne for her 'Friends of Angélique.'

There were many occasions to celebrate and promote the return of Angélique and some of those are reproduced on this page as posters or photographs evoking happy memories.

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Page updated : 9th May 2019 (G)