COURTS AND CABINETS by G. P. Gooch

COURTS AND CABINETS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A critical study of the historical memoirs, -- French, English and German -- of the 17th and 18th century writers, by a notable English historian who explains their prejudices and fills in with background material. Here are quoted their full length portraits of their own rulers, -- Saint-Simon's Louis XIV, Lord Hervey's George II, Horace Walpole's George III, Fanny Burney's Queen Charlotte, Mme, Campau's Marie Antoinette, Mme, de Remusat and Caulaincourt's Napoleon. A record of history by contemporaries from the time of Richelieu to the Third Republic from a fresh angle, for those who want to enrich the backgrounds of those fascinating old memoirs. Perhaps it will provide a new window to old literature?

Pub Date: Jan. 17th, 1945
Publisher: Knopf