Nancy Mitford
Vintage, New York, 2011, 1966, English
Nonfiction, Art and Cultural History
7.7 x 5 inches, paperback, 256 pages
ISBN: 9780099528883

In this piece, Mitford explains the daily life of Louis XIV, also known as the Sun King and the most powerful ruler in Europe during his reign. Featured is a detailed explanation of the figures residing in his palace of Versailles and his influence in France’s golden age of art and military imperialism.

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Alexa Hampton

See my comments on Frederick the Great by Nancy Mitford.

André Leon Talley

I learned everything about the history, style, and magnificence of the French court from this incredible book. It might seem like a superficial choice but the research is strong, rich, and powerful. It is one of my favorite books.

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