Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-périgord. Memoirs
Cover handmade genuine leather (shagreen)
Format 158х230 mm
200 numbered copies.
Paper CorollaBook (Italy)
Interested to chat with an intelligent man. This thought often comes to mind when reading the memoirs of Charles Talleyrand (1754-1838) – an outstanding representative of classical diplomacy, foreign Minister, France, holding this office under Louis XVI, antiroyalists Directory, reign of Napoleon, Louis XVIII and Louis-Philippe. What is the reason for the incredible success of this, according to contemporaries, the father of lies and receptacle of all vices? Is it only incredible intuition, unscrupulousness and greed, as it follows from the established views about him as a political werewolf and crafty courtier? Not everything is so simple! No wonder Talleyrand offered to fear first impulses of the soul as the most noble. Maybe that's why his memories sometimes resemble adventure novel about the Musketeers and the cardinal's guards.