NEW BOOKS: Days of the Roi Soleil

THE LETTERS OF MADAME−Edited by Gertrude Scott Stevenson−Appleton ($5.00).

Elizabeth Charlotte of Bavaria, Princess Palatine, Duchesse d'Orleans, known at the Court of Louis XIV as "Madame," lived through most of the long reign of the Roi Soleil, which was fittingly commemorated many years later by Voltaire's Louis Quatorze.

This was an age of letter-writing among the ladies of the period. Most of them wrote about the trivialities of Court life and paid floods of compliments to the King and the "reigning mistress ;" few ventured upon criticisms. Those letters of de Scudéry, de...

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