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Marie Antoinette : the journey

Author: Antonia Fraser
Publisher: New York : N.A. Talese/Doubleday, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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France's beleaguered queen, Marie Antoinette, wrongly accused of uttering the infamous "Let them eat cake," was the subject of ridicule and curiosity even before her death; she has since been the object of debate and speculation and the fascination so often accorded tragic figures in history. Married in mere girlhood, this essentially lighthearted, privileged, but otherwise unremarkable child was thrust into an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fraser, Antonia, 1932-
Marie Antoinette.
New York : N.A. Talese/Doubleday, c2001
(OCoLC)648275104
Named Person: Marie Antoinette, Queen consort of Louis XVI King of France; Königin) Marie Antoinette (Frankreich; Marie Antoinette, Queen consort of Louis XVI King of France
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Antonia Fraser
ISBN: 038548948X 9780385489485
OCLC Number: 46353406
Description: xxii, 512 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Madame Antoine --
pt. 2. The Dauphine --
pt. 3. Queen consort --
pt. 4. Queen and mother --
pt. 5. The Austrian woman --
pt. 6. Widow Capet.
Responsibility: Antonia Fraser.
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France's beleaguered queen, Marie Antoinette, wrongly accused of uttering the infamous "Let them eat cake," was the subject of ridicule and curiosity even before her death; she has since been the object of debate and speculation and the fascination so often accorded tragic figures in history. Married in mere girlhood, this essentially lighthearted, privileged, but otherwise unremarkable child was thrust into an unparalleled time and place, and was commanded by circumstance to play a significant role in history. Antonia Fraser's lavish and engaging portrait of Marie Antoinette, one of the most recognizable women in European history, excites compassion and regard for all aspects of her subject, immersing the listener not only in the coming-of-age of a graceful woman, but also in the unraveling of an era.

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