We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
Love and Louis XIV Audiobook

Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King

Regular Price:$26.56
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Love and Louis XIV centres around the Sun King and his relationships with numerous fascinating women: his mother, Anne of Austria, to whom he was devoted; his first important mistress, Louise de la Valliere, who bore him several illegitimate children; Athenais Marquise de Montespan, who acted as unofficial Queen of Versailles; Madame de Maintenon, governess to the illegitimate royal children; and of course, Marie Therese, his wife. Also examined are his relations in old age with his daughters, granddaughters, and the wife of his grandson. This audiobook vividly brings to life the vast edifice of Louis XIV's court - the magnificence, artistic splendour, elaborate ritual, and, at times, absurdity and misery.

© Antonia Fraser; (P) Clipper Audio

What the Critics Say

"Prolific royal biographer Fraser (Marie Antoinette) has assiduously researched her measured yet engrossing study, shedding welcome light on the galaxy of influential women who orbited the dazzling Sun King." (Publishers Weekly)
"With vivid wit, Fraser demonstrates that within the edifice of the monarchy there were deep crannies of ordinary affection." (The New Yorker)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.0 (3 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
0.0 (0 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
0.0 (0 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance


There are no reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.