Item description for Louis Xiv, King of France and Navarre by C. S. Forester...
A brilliant and entertaining description of the apogee of the age of absolute monarchy ruled by divine right, the rise of mercantilism, centralized bureaucracy and france's military might during the life of the "Sun King," written by the great novelist best known by his Hornblower series.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 0.94 lbs.
Publisher Simon Publications
ISBN 1931541957 ISBN13 9781931541954
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More About C. S. Forester
Cecil Scott "C.S." Forester, born in Cairo in August 1899, was the fifth and last child of George Foster Smith and Sarah Medhurst Troughton. After finishing school at Dulwich College he attended Guy's Medical School but failed to finish the course, preferring to write than study. However, it was not until he was aged twenty-seven that he earned enough from his writing to live on.During the Second World War, Forester moved to the United States where he met a young British intelligence officer named Roald Dahl, whom he encouraged to write about his experiences in the RAF.Forester's most notable works were the Horatio Hornblower series, which depicted a Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic era, and "The African Queen" (filmed in 1951 by John Huston). His novels "A Ship of the Line "and "Flying Colours" were jointly awarded the 1938 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction.
C. S. Forester lived in the state of California. C. S. Forester was born in 1899 and died in 1966.