The History of Charles XII King of Sweden
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The History of Charles XII King of Sweden

by
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66  ·  rating details  ·  32 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Publication date: 1760 Notes: This is an OCR reprint. There may be typos or missing text. There are no illustrations or indexes.

When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. You can also preview the book there.
Paperback, 82 pages
Published February 12th 2012 by General Books (first published 1731)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The History of Charles XII King of Sweden, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The History of Charles XII King of Sweden

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 73)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Henri Moreaux
Published in 1733 this is currently the oldest book in my library.

It is an interesting and captivating biography of Charles XII, King of Sweden. This line from the book is a good representation of his character: "[He] knew no other pleasure, but that of making Europe tremble".

The book starts with a brief introduction of Charles's parents and childhood then launches into a riveting historical record with Charles's coronation and the subsequent invasion of the Swedish Empire by an triple alliance...more
Mikael
Riktigt kul att läsa historia om personer av personer från deras egen tid. Den här boken skrevs 1731 och Karl XII dog 1718. En spännande tanke är ju att en världsberömd författare och filosof intresserade sig för en svensk kung, men så var också Sverige ett viktigare land i Europa på den tiden.
David
I really enjoyed this, Charles XII comes across as a headstrong and talented individual with a stubborn streak about a mile wide. Entertaining and informative.
Jan-Maat
Fun when young. Compared with Voltaire's book on the age of Louis XIV this is a simple undistinguished narrative history. Not critical, but entertaining. Reading it one wouldn't have guessed that the same man also wrote Candide.

Laura
Apr 06, 2011 Laura marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Chrissie, Susanna
Recommended to Laura by: Bettie
~Krys
Sep 02, 2013 ~Krys marked it as on-hold  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: informative
I love, love, love, love, love Voltaire in my heart of hearts, but! I'm not a Swedish history major, so...
☯Bettie☯
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
☯Bettie☯
I plan to have a month of re-reads once TBR Busting has been cracked, and this, is top of the list!

Introduction by R M Hatton
Dissertation

Opening: Sweden and Finland compose a kingdom about two hundred of our leagues broad and three hundred long. It extends from south to north from roughly latitude 55° to latitude 70°, and has a rigorous climate with almost no spring or autumn.
Ivar
Ivar marked it as to-read
Jul 29, 2014
;:
;: marked it as to-read
Jul 28, 2014
Sofia
Sofia marked it as to-read
May 28, 2014
Boukabene Moustafa
Boukabene Moustafa marked it as to-read
May 05, 2014
Sebastian
Sebastian marked it as to-read
May 03, 2014
Simone
Simone marked it as to-read
Apr 17, 2014
Malak Adny
Malak Adny marked it as to-read
Apr 09, 2014
Janne J
Janne J marked it as to-read
Jan 25, 2014
Diana
Diana marked it as to-read
Dec 09, 2013
Rob's Library
Rob's Library marked it as to-read
Nov 17, 2013
Umberto Gavagnin
Umberto Gavagnin marked it as to-read
Aug 25, 2013
Ahmed Oraby
Ahmed Oraby marked it as to-read
Aug 03, 2013
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
5754446
In 1694, Age of Enlightenment leader Francois-Marie Arouet, known as Voltaire, was born in Paris. Jesuit-educated, he began writing clever verses by the age of 12. He launched a lifelong, successful playwriting career in 1718, interrupted by imprisonment in the Bastille. Upon a second imprisonment, in which Francois adopted the pen name Voltaire, he was released after agreeing to move to London. T...more
More about Voltaire...
Candide Zadig Candide and Other Stories (World's Classics) Candide, Zadig and Selected Stories Philosophical Dictionary

Share This Book