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|Named Person:||Marie Antoinette, Queen consort of Louis XVI King of France; Marie Antoinette, Queen consort of Louis XVI King of France|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Philippe Huisman; Marguerite Jallut
|Description:||249 pages illustrations (some color), facsimiles, maps, portraits (some color) 27 cm.|
|Contents:||Spring (1755-1770). Childhood and youth of Marie Antoinette at the Austrian court ; life at Schonbrunn and Vienna ; her departure for France at the age of fifteen --
Summer (1770-1780). Marie Antoinette, the graceful and carefree dauphine, lives at Versailles amidst festivals and fireworks. She becomes queen of France - 1774. In 1780 she loses her mother, the Empress Maria Theresa --
Autumn (1780-1789). The Queen is now twenty-five ; she is bright and vivacious ; she exercises a growing influence on affairs of State, sets the fashions,, inspires a taste for nature . . . and reigns over a crowd of courtiers who mask from her the real condition of the country --
Winter (1789-1793). With the meeting of the States General come the first cold winds. Soon, under pressure from the Revolutionaries, it will be necessary to leave Versailles for the Tuileries Palace and then the latter for the Temple prison and the Conciergerie, the ante-chamber of the guillotine.
|Series Title:||A Studio book|
|Responsibility:||[by] Philippe Huisman [and] Marguerite Jallut.|