Volume 1 : The Sun King
The untold story of the king Louis The Great
Max Gallo employs his talent to take us back to Louis XIV’s side, into his thoughts, to show us his humanity. He tells us all about the future king’s tormented childhood, sheltered by so many personalities (Anne of Austria, Cardinal Mazarin, and Colbert), from the apprenticeship of his future role to the impatience to grow up and take full power. The author tells us his story as an adult, about his relationships with women (Marie Theresa, Mademoiselle de La Valliere, Marie Mancini, Madame de Montespan). He was just as capable of folding before them as he was of pouring out his sorrows in secret.
This first volume takes us alongside the Sun King on his road to glory part of it brilliantly staged by Max Gallo… A great success.