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Love and Louis XIV

Antonia Fraser

Love and Louis XIV

The Women in the Life of the Sun King

by Antonia Fraser

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Published by Books on Tape .
Written in English


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ContributionsRosalyn Landor (Narrator)
The Physical Object
FormatAudio CD
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9593251M
ISBN 101415932891
ISBN 109781415932896

Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King Buy this book The most important woman in Louis XIV's life, in Fraser's telling, was probably the first—his mother, Anne of. Get this from a library! Love and Louis XIV: the women in the life of the sun king. [Antonia Fraser] -- The self-proclaimed Sun King, Louis XIV ruled over the most glorious and extravagant court in seventeenth-century Europe. Now, Antonia Fraser goes behind the well-known tales of Louis's.

According to Voltaire, Louis XIV showed his attributes early. At 18, the prince was "sufficiently master of himself" to sacrifice a love-struck affair with a shy "enchantress" for a political Author: Tom Dewe Mathews.   Nonfiction. Love and Louis XIV. The Women in the Life of the Sun King. By Antonia Fraser. pages. $ Nan A. Talese/ Doubleday. 'Love and Louis XIV" is the perfect book .

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Love and Louis XIV is a superbly researched book about the many loves of Louis XIV, perhaps the most interesting monarch to have ever lived, and certainly to have ever ruled la belle France. WHO IS THIS BOOK FOR?/5(97). Love and Louis XIV book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

The self-proclaimed Sun King, Louis XIV ruled over the most glo /5. Love and Louis XIV is a superbly researched book about the many loves of Louis XIV, perhaps the most interesting monarch to have ever lived, and certainly to have ever ruled la belle France.

WHO IS THIS BOOK FOR. Readers who would like to learn more about Louis XIV's love life and the psychology behind what made him so randy!/5(90). A book which I knew would spend a lot of time telling us about Louis XIV's adulterous behavior did not strike me as worth my time, but because I was so appreciative of Antonia Fraser's great biographies of Mary, Queen of Scots,(read by me Mar 7, ), and of Cromwell (read by me ) and, most of all, of Marie Antoinette (read by me ), I decided to read this book.5/5(5).

Louis XIV of France - Wikipedia. About Love and Louis XIV. The superb historian and biographer Antonia Fraser, author of Marie Antoinette, casts new light on the splendor and the scandals of the reign of Louis XIV in this dramatic, illuminating look at the women in his life.

The self-proclaimed Sun King, Louis XIV ruled over the most glorious and extravagant court in seventeenth-century Europe.

“Love and Louis XIV” is the perfect book to read in bed on a long summer day — or a short winter one. I tried reading it at my desk, but was inexorably drawn to the couch, no doubt by the. Louis the XIV was a fascinating character surrounded by interesting, brillant women that really defined his life.

This book examines his life through his relationship with all these women: his mother, his in-laws, his granddaughter, his queen, and his mistresses. Louis XIV died infour days shy of his 77th birthday, from gangrene associated with an infection in his leg.

Early life and marriage. Louis was the son of Louis XIII and his Spanish queen, Anne of Austria. He succeeded his father on At the age of four years and eight months, he was, according to the laws of the kingdom, not.

Louis XIV, the highly-feted "Sun King", was renowned for his political and cultural influence and for raising France to a new level of prominence in seventeenth-century Europe. And yet, as Antonia Fraser keenly describes, he was equally legendary in the domestic sphere.

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In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that. Love and Louis XIV NPR coverage of Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King by Antonia Fraser. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.

Love and Louis XIV The Women in the Life of the Sun King (Book): Fraser, Antonia: The self-proclaimed Sun King, Louis XIV ruled over the most glorious and extravagant court in seventeenth-century Europe.

Now, Antonia Fraser goes behind the well-known tales of Louis's accomplishments and follies, exploring in detail his intimate relationships with women. Louis XIV's story has all the ingredients of a Dumas classic: legendary beginnings, beguiling women, court intrigue, a mysterious prisoner in an iron mask, lavish court entertainments, the scandal of a mistress who was immersed in the dark arts, and a central character who is handsome and romantic, but with a frighteningly dark side to his.

Get this from a library. Love and Louis XIV. [Antonia Fraser] -- The self-proclaimed Sun King, Louis XIV ruled over the most glorious and extravagant court in seventeenth-century Europe. Now, Antonia Fraser goes behind the well-known tales of Louis's.

The best biography on Louis XIV I've read to date is written by Jean-Christian Petitfils - louis xvi: Jean-Christian Petitfils - but, unfortunately, it's in French, and I wasn't able to find an English translation.

Altogether at ease with the mores of the ancien régime, Fraser (Marie Antoinette,etc.) eschews a detailed biography of Louis XIV to focus instead on the women who shaped and were shaped by France’s most glorious ruler.

He was king for 72 years, time enough to build Versailles, wage numerous, mostly unsuccessful, wars and accumulate a rich history with the opposite sex.

The opulence of Versailles contrasts with the poverty and starvation experienced by so many of Louis XIV’s subjects. In what way is this book a “prequel” to Antonia Fraser’s biography of Marie Antoinette. Discuss the author’s other previous works in the context of Love and Louis XIV.

Louis XIV (Louis Dieudonné; 5 September – 1 September ), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi Soleil), was King of France from 14 May until his death in His reign of 72 years and days is the longest recorded of any monarch of a sovereign country in European history.

In the age of absolutism in Europe, Louis XIV's France was a leader in Father: Louis XIII of France. Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King. New York: Nan A. Talese. Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide) Fraser, Antonia,Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King.

New York: Nan A. Talese, MLA Citation (style guide) Fraser, Antonia. Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the. Just finished Versailles on Amazon Prime but the series was cancelled and left unfinished after season 3.

Could someone recommend a book about Louis XIV’s life and reign - but not of biographical nature - like a story retelling. A lot of people have recommended Before Versailles but I’m looking for a novel from his reign to his death.Love and Louis XIV by Antonia Fraser; 10 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Kings and rulers, Mätresse, Frau, Paramours, Moral conditions, History, Royal.

The superb historian and biographer Antonia Fraser, author of Marie Antoinette, casts new light on the splendor and the scandals of the reign of Louis XIV in this dramatic, illuminating look at the women in his self-proclaimed Sun King, Louis XIV ruled over the most glorious and extravagant court in seventeenth-century Europe.

Now, Antonia Fraser goes behind the well-known 4/5(7).