Memoirs of Louis XIV and His Court and of the Regency — Complete by Louis de Rouvroy Saint-Simon

Memoirs of Louis XIV and His Court and of the Regency — Complete

By Louis de Rouvroy Saint-Simon

  • Release Date: 1755-01-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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This book is a personal memoir of Louis de Rouvroy Saint-Simon. Explains about his life and works He never spoke, save to her, except when he gave a few brief orders, or just answered Madame la Duchesse de Bourgogne, who wanted to make him speak, and with whom Madame de Maintenon carried on a conversation by signs, without opening the front window, through which the young Princess screamed to her from time to time. I watched the countenance of every one carefully; all expressed surprise tempered with prudence and shame, that was, as it were, ashamed of itself: every one behind the chair and in the semicircle watched this scene more than what was going on in the army. The King often put his hat on the top of the chair in order to get his head in to speak; and this continual exercise tired his loins very much.

Reviews

  • Good text for understanding the era of Louis XIV

    5
    By Zeno Lautus
    Duc de Saint-Simon has the prominant position in historians of that age. He spent whole of his life for writing his "memoires(It has the same meaning with 'Comentarii' in Latin)", which gives tremendous and various secrets of many historical nobles, and royal families, not ignoring the state of his nation. But it has a significant problem - Memoire de Sainsimon are based not on the texts but the author's own memory, they have many misses, not matched to the truth. (A French historian reports that Memoires de Saint-Simon have 80,000 misses) But it does not hide the importance of the "Memoires".

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