Memoirs Of Duc De Saint-Simon, 1691-1709: Presented To The King
Publish Date: 2007-09-05
Author: Duc de Saint-Simon
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Wit, humor, vitriol and pageantry-the necessary hallmarks for a peer at the French courtalso deliver a great read. Saint-Simon regales us with an irreverent, insider's view of his more than 30 years at court, from the later days of Louis XIV to the ascension of Louis XV. All the plays for power, sex, position and money by friends, enemies, nobles and others are here, with Saint-Simon's fascinating, and brutally honest, assessment of any situation.