The Age of Louis XIV: The Story of Civilization, Volume VIII
The Story of Civilization, Volume VIII: A history of European civilization in the period of Pascal, Moliere, Cromwell, Milton, Peter the Great, Newton, and Spinoza: 1648-1715. This is the eighth volume of the Pulitzer Prize-winning series.
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The Romantic Protest VII Mme de Sévigné
The Provincial Letters
The King and the Huguenots
Molière and the Ladies
The Amorous Atheist
For Good Measure
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