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The Sun King is a dazzling double portrait of Louis XIV and Versailles, the opulent court from which he ruled. With characteristic elan, Nancy Mitford reconstructs the daily life of king and courtiers during France's golden age, offering vivid sketches of the architects, artists, and gardeners responsible for the creation of the most magnificent palace Europe had yet seen. Mitford lays bare the complex and deadly intrigues in the stateroom and the no less high-stakes power struggles in the bedroom. At the center of it all is Louis XIV himself, the demanding, mercurial, but remarkably resilient sovereign who guided France through nearly three quarters of the Grand Siecle.

Brimming with sumptuous detail and delicious bons mots, and written in a witty, conversational style, The Sun King restores a distant glittering century to vibrant life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590175064
Publisher:
New York Review of Books
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Royalty
Introduction:
Mansel, Philip
Author:
Mitford, Nancy
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Historical - General
Subject:
History : Europe - France
Publication Date:
May 2012
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
272

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Biography » Royalty
History and Social Science » World History » France » General

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