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This is an auction for THE MAN WHO OUTSHONE THE SUN KING: THE RISE AND FALL OF NICOLAS FOUQUET, by Charles Drazin.

“Nicholas Foucquet has finally found a sympathetic chronicler of his fascinating and influential life…Drazin's characterization of Foucquet's fate provides graphic insight…"
- Library Journal (US)

“The gripping saga of Louis's first minister, builder of the opulent chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte, patron of the arts, and lover of beautiful women, but also the man who ended up convicted of embezzlement and treason.”
HistoryWire.com

Amazon.com reviews:

"Sometime late in 1664, the musketeer D’Artagnan rode beside a heavily-armoured carriage as it rumbled southwards from Paris, carrying his great friend Nicolas Fouquet to internal exile and life imprisonment in the fortress of Pignerol. There he would be incarcerated in a cell next door to the Man with the Iron Mask. . .
From a glittering zenith as the King’s first minister, builder of the chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte, collector of books, patron of the arts and lover of beautiful women, Fouquet had fallen like Icarus. Charged with embezzlement, he was convicted and sentenced to banishment until the King intervened to change his sentence to life imprisonment.
Charles Drazin’s riveting account brings to life the rich and hazardous world in which Foucquet lived. But it is in his downfall and incarceration, which he bore with great fortitude, courage and humour, that Fouquet’s strength of character and grace emerge. The richness and contrasts of his remarkable story are done full justice in this compelling book."

Paperback 2008.

300 pages.

A proof (review) copy in near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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