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Are there any novels, plays, films, etc. -- any fiction whatsoever -- about St. Louis IX, King of France? 
The gift shop of the Cathedral Basilica of St Louis the King in St Louis MO has a book about St Louis the King for sale.


http://cathedralstl.org/friends/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=42&category_id=6&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53


Today, August 25, is his feast day by the way.  Happy St Louis day.
(08-25-2009, 02:06 PM)timjp77 Wrote: [ -> ]The gift shop of the Cathedral Basilica of St Louis the King in St Louis MO has a book about St Louis the King for sale.

http://cathedralstl.org/friends/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=42&category_id=6&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53

Today, August 25, is his feast day by the way.  Happy St Louis day.

And to you to.  The Carol Greene book looks good but seems more of a biography than a novel.  I did come across a 1904 novel called Falaise of the Blessed Voice: A Tale of the Youth of St. Louis, King of France by William Stearns Davis which was republished in 1925 as The White Queen, but both are currently out of print. 

I also found a made-for-television movie, but good luck finding it:

Louis IX (Saint Louis ou La royauté bienfaisante (1982) aka "Louis IX enfant"
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0903976/

There is also this film, but it sound like it's more about the king's surgeon -- maybe St. Louis has a walk-on?:

Surgeon of Louis IX / I cavalieri che fecero l'impresa (2001)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0240659/

It's available only in Britain:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN...db-button/
http://www.fandango.com/icavalierichefec...94/summary

It seems to have been based on a novel by Pupi Avati who is also the screenwriter and director of the film. 

Sadly so little on this king-saint in terms of fiction. 
I didn't realize there was even that much on the Saint.
thanks for the titles. I'm going to keep looking for anything else.
I reccommend searching your local or state university library, especially if it has a large library.  I searched the catalogue at my public university and I did find The White Queen in our catalogue along with significant amount of other material.
If Father Rutler of EWTN fame has his way, someday there might be a King Louis offering from his pen:

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/2...iew?page=5
"On my back burner is my literary pot-au-feu, slowly coming to boil: a life of Louis IX of France, one of the greatest men who ever lived. Statesman, jurist, and leader of armies. How many members of the current administration or Congress have heard of him?"
(08-13-2010, 09:22 PM)Miquelot Wrote: [ -> ]If Father Rutler of EWTN fame has his way, someday there might be a King Louis offering from his pen:

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/2...iew?page=5
"On my back burner is my literary pot-au-feu, slowly coming to boil: a life of Louis IX of France, one of the greatest men who ever lived. Statesman, jurist, and leader of armies. How many members of the current administration or Congress have heard of him?"


Boy, this thread has certainly been brought back from the dead.

Considering I hail from the City of the King itself (St. Louis), the Saint has been a frequent subject of study for me, as well as a Patron. My utmost recommendation for a quality biography is this:

http://www.amazon.com/Saint-Louis-most-Christian-France/dp/B0006BURO2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1281793066&sr=8-1

It's an Orthodox Catholic biography written by an orthodox Catholic biographer, and it's one of the best ones I've ever read. Snap it up while you can!