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  • Paperback
  • 189 pages
  • The Sun King
  • Nancy Mitford
  • English
  • 19 March 2017
  • 1590174917

10 thoughts on “The Sun King

  1. says:

    After reading two of Nancy Mitford s historical biographies, I can say that I have at the very least learned exactly who Nancy likes to invite to her parties Ladies should be elegant, witty, memorable, beautiful if at all possible, and at the very least aware that one must dress if not They should be wise in the ways of men, conform to religious standards only as much as necessary to not end up on the front page, and above all be disinclined to fall into the vapors Men are required to be eleg After reading two of Nancy Mitford s historical biographies, I can say that I have at the very least learned exact...


  2. says:

    The splendid fortunes as the fierce winds causing major wrecks.Plutarch


  3. says:

    This is a fun book, a rather chaotic collection of anecdotes and gossip about Louis XIV and his women, centered around their lives at Versailles The author s narrative is sarcastic and amusing with little attempt at objectivity This edition is a softcover but it s the size of a textbook with enough illustrations to make it a nice coffee table book.The Sun King comes across as a disagreeable person, despite the author s admiration of his kind treatment of his exiled cousin James II Louis was i This is a fun book, a rather chaotic collection of anecdotes and gossip about Louis XIV and his women, centered around their lives at Versailles The author s narrative is sarcastic and amusing with little attempt at objectivity This edition is a softcover but it s the size...


  4. says:

    Fluffy pretty history Meh.


  5. says:

    Nancy plays the Palace the greatest palace in the world.An SRO headliner, she encores the mischief, treachery,duplicity and debauchery in this blazing complex surelythe first of its kind which the Sun King called home and where 15,000 residents bowed to His Majesty.Hers isn t a bio She focuses not on the King but onVersailles his most famous creation Topping a huge cast,Louis 14th ambles through episodes of court life that interestMitford masked balls, tournaments, garden parties, Nancy plays the Palace the greatest palace in the world.An SRO headliner, she encores the mischief, treachery,duplicity and debauchery in this blazing complex surelythe first of its kind which the Sun King called home and where 15,000 residents bowed to His Majesty.Hers isn t a bio She focuses not on the King but onVersailles his most famous creation Topping a huge cast,Louis 14th ambles through episodes of court life that interestMitford masked balls, ...


  6. says:

    This is not a history of France during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King It is a history of the day to day life of the King and his court at Versailles Which is interesting But not really what I was looking for It didn t feed my desire to understand history If you are looking to understand all the intricate political maneuvering among the courtiers in France during the late 1600s and early 1700s this is your book I will share with you the two best most interesting to me antidotes fro This is not a history of France during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King It is a history of the day to day life of the King and his court at Versailles Which is interesting But not really what I was looking for It didn t feed my desire to understand history If you are looking to understand all the intricate political maneuvering among the courtiers in France during the late 1600s and early 1700s this is your book I will share with you the two best most interesting to me antidotes from the book 1 The labor and delivery of Louis XIV s grandson, Le Petit Dauphin who died before his grandfather, leaving his son, the Sun King s great grandson, to become Louis XV King of Franceon that below So Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria married the Sun King s son and become next in line to be Queen of France She was ugly odd brown splotches on her face and a massive hooked nose and sickly and dull and did not fit in a the grand court at Versailles at all She was certa...


  7. says:

    Having recently read Sisters , a biography of the Mitford sisters, I was attracted to this book about the court of Louis XIV by Nancy, the novelist and biographer.Although the title, The Sun King , suggests a ...


  8. says:

    yeah, this was a brisk, pleasant history of the life of Louis the XIV I ve been getting rid of most of the books on my shelves and I probably have about 5 6 which cover this topic, so it was hard to get quite that excited about it but it was breezy and fun and also a lot l...


  9. says:

    Once again, Nancy Mitford is the gossipy friend who happens to know quite a lot about 17th century France The Sun King is a biography of both the French monarch and his home, Versailles From the building of the palace to Louis XIV s many relationships, Mitford takes her informed but light hearted attitude towards the different aspects of the court of the Sun King Instead of a comprehensive biography, Mitford focuses on the goings on and relationships within Versailles There are, of course, m Once again, Nancy Mitford is the gossipy friend who happens to know quite a lot about 17th century France The Sun King is a biography of both the French monarch and his home, Versailles From the building of the palace to Louis XIV s many relationships, Mitford takes her informed but light hearted attitude towards the different aspects of the court of the Sun King Instead of a comprehensive biography, Mitford focuses on the goings on and relationships within Versailles There are, of course,than a few bastard ...


  10. says:

    Actually, another 3 1 2 star review This biography deals mostly with court intrigues, romances, and less so politics than the wider European events of Louis XIV s reign, such as the War of the Spanish Succession That said, it ...


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The Sun King The Sun King Is A Dazzling Double Portrait Of Louis XIV And Versailles, The Opulent Court From Which He Ruled With Characteristic Lan, 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 Si Cle.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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