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Before Versailles: A Novel of Louis XIV

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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 king, willfully takes everything he can get—including his brother’s wife. As the love affair between Louis and Princess Henriette burns, it sets the kingdom on the road toward unmistakable scandal and conflict with the Vatican. Every woman wants him. He must face what he is willing to sacrifice for love.But there are other problems lurking outside the chateau of Fontainebleau: a boy in an iron mask has been seen in the woods, and the king’s finance minister, Nicolas Fouquet, has proven to be more powerful than Louis ever thought—a man who could make a great ally or become a dangerous foe . . .Meticulously researched and vividly brought to life by the gorgeous prose of Karleen Koen, Before Versailles dares to explore the forces that shaped an iconic king and determined the fate of an empire.
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9781441789891
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9780307716590
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title Before Versailles : A Novel of Louis XIV
title_display Before Versailles : a novel of Louis XIV
title_full Before Versailles : a novel of Louis XIV / Karleen Koen, Before Versailles A Novel of Louis XIV, Before Versailles [electronic resource] : a novel of Louis XIV / Karleen Koen, Before Versailles [sound recording] : [a novel of Louis XIV] / by Karleen Koen
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