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The Sun King by  Nancy Mitford - Paperback - 1995 - from ThatBookGuy and Biblio.com

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The Sun King

by Mitford, Nancy

Condition: Near Fine


U.S.A.: Penguin Books, 1995. Book. Near Fine. Soft cover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Near-fine condition soft cover book. Over-sized and heavy. No remainder marks or clippings. Covers show light wear - no tears. Tight spine, clean pages. Nicely illustrated throughout. No writing or tears inside book. .

Nancy Mitford (1904–1973) was born into the British aristocracy and, by her own account, brought up without an education, except in riding and French. She managed a London bookshop during the Second World War, then moved to Paris, where she began to write her celebrated and successful novels, among them The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate , about the foibles of the English upper class. Nancy Mitford was also the author of four biographies: Madame de Pompadour (1954; available as an NYRB Classic), Voltaire in Love (1957), The Sun King (1966), and Frederick the Great (1970). In 1967 Mitford moved from Paris to Versailles, where she lived until her death from Hodgkin’s disease. Philip Mansel is the author of six books dealing with French history, including a life of Louis XVIII (1981), The Court of France, 1789–1830 (1989) and Paris Between Empires (2001). He is currently at work on a life of Louis XIV.




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