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The Sun King free pdf "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."

About Nancy Mitford

Nancy Mitford (1904 1973) was born into the British aristocracy and, by her own account, brought up without an education, except in riding and French. She managed a London bookshop during the Second World War, then moved to Paris, where she began to write her celebrated and successful novels, among them "The Pursuit of Love" and "Love in a Cold Climate," about the foibles of the English upper class. Nancy Mitford was also the author of four biographies: "Madame de Pompadour" (1954- available as an NYRB Classic), "Voltaire in Love" (1957), " The Sun King" (1966), and "Frederick the Great" (1970). In 1967 Mitford moved from Paris to Versailles, where she lived until her death from Hodgkin s disease. Philip Mansel is the author of six books dealing with French history, including a life of Louis XVIII (1981), "The Court of France, 1789 1830" (1989) and "Paris Between Empires" (2001). He is currently at work on a life of Louis XIV."

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Author : Nancy Mitford
Publisher : The New York Review of Books, Inc
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ISBN : 1590174917
EAN : 9781590174913
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 189 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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