Books: Defunct Sun King

Louis XIV—C. S. Forester—Dodd, Mead ($4).

Every day for over half a century, Louis XIV, every inch a king, played slave to. etiquette. Epitome of the day's procedure was his royal arising, witnessed daily by some 300 fawning souls. Only the Family could observe his semi-divinity lying in bed, but the next order of noblemen was admitted to see him dip his hand in holy water, climb out of bed, and don his dressing gown. The third order then entered to see the king shave and put on his wig. And last came the final...

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