The Hurlyburly’s Husband
Louis XIV, the “Sun King” of France: he got what he wanted, and he let nothing stand in his way. This is the story of one man, whose wife was seduced by the King of France, who then tries to get his wife back because he loves her. The story takes place as an aristocrat marries a young lady. The couple is poor, and he does everything he can to reverse the family fortunes, but he is unsuccessful. Eventually the lady catches the eye of the king, Louis XIV, who invites her to join his court, and to be his mistress. The husband is displeased, and starts to speak out against the king, only to be banished from the court and from his wife. He works tirelessly to get her back at all costs.
This is not the easiest book to follow. The writing feels stilted, and there are a lot of names thrown around, and titles. It is hard to follow and even harder to tell who is speaking at times. The ending leaves a sour taste in your mouth.
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