The Sun King
Random House, 6 окт. 2011 г. - Всего страниц: 272
This gossipy account of Louis XIV is a clear and fascinating historical biography from Nancy Mitford.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY STELLA TILLYARD
During his reign Louis XIV was the most powerful king in Europe. He presided over a golden age of military and artistic achievement in France, and deployed his charm and talents for spin and intrigue to hold his court and country within his absolute control. The Sun King's universe centred on Versailles, a glittering palace from where Louis conducted his government and complex love affairs. Nancy Mitford describes the daily life of this splendid court in sumptuous detail, recreating the past in vivid colour.
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Among the potted orange trees of Versailles, the incredible abundance of architectural invention, the glowing richness of the decorative arts originating in the reign of Louis XIV of France, Miss ... Читать весь отзыв