Books: Ugly Duckling

PRINCE EUGENE — Paul Frisehauer — Morrow ($4). "Every one who knew him spoke repeatedly of his nose, which hardly deserved the name, and of the huge, black nostrils surmounting the upper lip, which was drawn up revealing his two enormous front teeth."

Nobody at Louis XIV's court thought very highly of this ugly little Prince Eugene of Savoy. Even his ambitious mother, who had been a favorite of the great Louis and was always scheming to get back her lost position, considered Eugene a...

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