Frederick the Great (Paperback)
New York Review of Books, 9781590176238, 250pp.
Publication Date: July 23, 2013
In Frederick the Great, a richly entertaining biography of one of the eighteenth century's most fascinating figures, the trademark wit of the author of Love in a Cold Climate finds its ideal subject.
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Praise For Frederick the Great…
“It is written with all the author’s skill, is really hard to put down once its rhythm
and energy take hold, and yet imparts an astounding quantity of information.” —Guardian
“Mitford’s felicity lies in capturing the spirit of a society and an age.” —The Times Literary Supplement
“Nancy Mitford seems to have brought a new talent to the study of history: that of the sophisticated, worldly wise observer, who is able to penetrate old archives with a fresh eye for qualities in the dead.” —Louis Auchincloss, The New York Times Book Review
“Her style is skillfully succinct . . . and her wit proceeds from uncommon shrewdness.” —Sunday Times
“Apart from Miss Mitford’s special interests in the fun and fashion department, one may admire her most for her power to condense and explain the most complicated events.” —The New Statesman