Memoirs of the Duc de Saint-Simon:

Louis de Rouvroy Saint-Simon Lucy Norton


Memoirs of the Duc de Saint-Simon:

Memoirs of the Duc de Saint-Simon:

  • Title: Memoirs of the Duc de Saint-Simon:
  • Author: Louis de Rouvroy Saint-Simon Lucy Norton
  • ISBN: 9781853753534
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Paperback



The court of Louis XIV the Sun King at Versailles was unequalled for splendour in Europe s history, a hotbed of intrigue, jealousy, passion and political skullduggery, as well as artistic and literary excellence The Duc de Saint Simon was a man of political skill and influence at the heart of the royal court of over thirty years and a writer who captured its atmosphereThe court of Louis XIV the Sun King at Versailles was unequalled for splendour in Europe s history, a hotbed of intrigue, jealousy, passion and political skullduggery, as well as artistic and literary excellence The Duc de Saint Simon was a man of political skill and influence at the heart of the royal court of over thirty years and a writer who captured its atmosphere at the height of French power and pretige.


Recent Comments "Memoirs of the Duc de Saint-Simon:"

For anyone who has a keen interest in French history of the period this book is a lively, informative read. At times the narrative is plodding -- it's two volumes and a long commitment; I read several other books concurrently as I crept away from it at times -- but I left with a keener understanding of French aristocracy, politics and both the misery and intrigues of the times. So, if you're in the mood for a sprawling yet absorbing depiction one man's life, dig in and be stubborn, the rewards a [...]

It is a monument. Not less than 8 volumes in the edition gallimard the pleiade. It is the great French classical style. Magnificiently written. And the duke write acrimoniously. The reading requires a constant attention. In this theatrical game of Versailles, it is necessary to know the graces and the dysgraces.The notes should be read, to understand the genealogy. I recognize that I did not arrive at the end. The required effort was higher than the pleasure than I withdrew from the reading. I r [...]


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