Louis XIV is one of the best-known monarchs ever to grace the French throne. But what was he like as a young man -- the man before Versailles? After the death of his prime minister, Cardinal Mazarin, twenty-two-year-old Louis steps into governing France. He's still a young man, but one who, as ...
Alice Verney is a young woman intent on achieving her dreams. Having left Restoration England in the midst of a messy scandal, she has been living in Louis XIV's Baroque, mannered France for two years. Now she is returning home to England and anxious to re-establish herself quickly. First, she will...
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A GRAND TAPESTRY OF A GRAND AND GLORIOUS ERA As opulent and passionate as the 18th century it celebrates, THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY will sweep you away to he splendors of a lost era. Like GONE WITH THE WIND, it is rich with characters so vivid--from aristocrats to scoundrels--they create their own ...