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Memoirs of Duc de Saint-Simon, 1691-1709: Presented to the King [Paperback]

By Lucy Norton (Editor)
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Wit, humor, vitriol and pageantry-the necessary hallmarks for a peer at the French court--also 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.

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Pages   537
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.5" Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   1.93 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 25, 2007
Publisher   1500 Books LLC
ISBN  1933698144  
ISBN13  9781933698144  

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Why we published the Memoirs of Duc de Saint Simon  Oct 31, 2007
The first time my husband read the memoirs he couldn't stop quoting from them to me. Each day brought a new, interesting and usually funny anecdote from the squeaky-voiced, height-challenged, pomp and circumstance loving Duc. Loyal to a fault the Duc de Saint-Simon came of age during the reign of the French king, Louis XIII. Upon that king's death the era of the Sun King, Louis XIV began--a reign that lasted more than 30 years and was known for its opulence, corruption and debauchery. In passionate detail Saint-Simon provides an insider's look at the machinations of a royal court over the course of three kings and their wives, consorts, children, spiritual advisors, political consultants and hundreds, if not thousands of hangers-on. It's a fascinating journey and now that I've had the pleasure of reading Saint-Simon's trilogy for myself I find I can't stop telling his story. Over the years there have been a few English translations of Saint-Simon's original French work but this one by Lucy Norton is considered by most to be the definitive one. When my husband and I decided to start 1500 Books we felt that having Saint-Simon, as translated by Lucy Norton, on our list would be the jewel in the crown of our venture. We are delighted to bring these books to a new audience and we hope you share our enthusiasm. As Antonia Fraser, historian and best-selling author of Love and Louis XIV says of the Memoirs of Duc de Saint-Simon, they are "...not only great history, [they are] a great read!"

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