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Memoirs of the Duc De Saint-Simon:

The best description of the court of the Sun King ever written

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The court of Louis XIV was unequalled for splendour in Europe's history, a hotbed of intrigue and political skullduggery. The Duc de Saint-Simon wrote from an early age, collected an huge amout of gossip and information about the royal court which all formed the basis for his skilfully memoirs of the time.
He was a brilliant observer, able to skewer someone's character in a few choice phrases when he thinks it necessary, but also genuinely warm to those who deserve it.

If you ever wanted an insight into life at the backbiting, toadying, nasty, house of fun otherwise known as the Palace of Versailles then read his books.

You can download some Free ebooks by Project Gutenberg:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/ ... aint-Simon

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Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon
Quelle: de.wikipedia.org


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