O Rei Sol Nancy Mitford

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O Rei Sol  by  Nancy Mitford

O Rei Sol by Nancy Mitford
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The Sun King is a dazzling double portrait of Louis XIV andVersailles, recreating the daily life of the King, his court,and his ministers during France’s golden age. Nancy Mitfordintroduces us to the architects, artists, and gardeners taskedwithMoreThe Sun King is a dazzling double portrait of Louis XIV andVersailles, recreating the daily life of the King, his court,and his ministers during France’s golden age.

Nancy Mitfordintroduces us to the architects, artists, and gardeners taskedwith transforming a modest hunting lodge into the most magnificentpalace Europe had ever seen, delves into the complexand deadly court intrigues afoot in the new capital, andchronicles Louis’s love affairs with a succession of mistressesincluding the brilliant feuding marquises of Montespan andMaintenon.

Along the way we find Jean-Baptiste de Lully andhis fiddlers, floating behind the King’s gondola on summernights in Versailles- Racine translating Latin aloud to hisinsomniac monarch- the Premier Médecin du Roi, Guy CrescentFagon, bleeding one royal after another to death—and at thecenter of them all the demanding, mercurial, but remarkablyresilient personality of France’s sovereign for nearly threequarters of the Grand Siècle.Brimming with sumptuous detail and delicious bons mots, andwritten in a witty, conversational style The Sun King restores adistant glittering century to vibrant life.



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