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The Sun King: Louis XIV at Versailles
By Philip Mansel (introduced by) and Nancy Mitford
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Publisher New York Review of Books
Publication date May 8, 2012
Pages 189
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781590174913
ISBN-10 1590174917
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.48 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Sun King is a dazzling double portrait of Louis XIV and Versailles, the opulent court from which he ruled. With characteristic élan, 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 Siècle.

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.

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9781590174913 | details & prices | 189 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.48 lbs | List price $15.95
About: The Sun King is a dazzling double portrait of Louis XIV and Versailles, the opulent court from which he ruled.

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