Why would you be interested in this book?
It starts during the age of Louis XIV, the Sun King, and discuses various publications that circulated (illegally) about the court. This didn't stop when Louis XV took the throne, and by the time Marie Antoinette and her girlfriends were the center of attention, they were also mentioned in or even topics of salacious books, pamphlets, and notes. Who was saying what about who? Who believed what stories? Some were even published in riddles so you would have to work hard to figure out what countess was having an affair with so-and-so. Interested now?
Check out my full review here: The Devil in the Holy Water, or the Art of Slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon
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