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Book News Annotation:

Though calling Antoinette (1755-93) "an average woman" is a stretch, Zweig (d. 1942), a Viennese man of letters, reveals the human side of Louis XVI's queen and other victims of the French Revolution in this biography. Includes a chronology. First published by Viking Press in 1933.
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Synopsis:

Life at the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette has long captivated readers, drawn by accounts of the intrigues and pageantry that came to such a sudden and unexpected end. Stefan Zweig's Marie Antoinette: The Portrait of an Average Woman is a dramatic account of the guillotine's most famous victim, from the time when as a fourteen-year-old she took Versailles by storm, to her frustrations with her aloof husband, her passionate love affair with the Swedish Count von Fersen, and ultimately to the chaos of the French Revolution and the savagery of the Terror. An impassioned narrative, Zweig's biography focuses on the human emotions of the participants and victims of the French Revolution, making it both an engrossingly compelling read and a sweeping and informative history.

"Certainly no one can arise unmoved from the reading of this powerful work." — The New Republic

"Excellent biography." — The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802139092
Translator:
Paul, Eden
Translator:
Paul, Cedar
Translator:
Paul, Cedar; Paul, Eden
Translator:
Paul, Cedar
Author:
Zweig, Stefan
Author:
Paul, Cedar
Author:
Paul, Eden
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
Queens
Subject:
History
Subject:
France
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
France History Louis XVI, 1774-1793.
Subject:
Marie Antoinette
Subject:
Biography-Royalty
Edition Number:
1st Grove Press ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Grove Great Lives
Series Volume:
no. 96-141
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 24 lb

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Life at the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette has long captivated readers, drawn by accounts of the intrigues and pageantry that came to such a sudden and unexpected end. Stefan Zweig's Marie Antoinette: The Portrait of an Average Woman is a dramatic account of the guillotine's most famous victim, from the time when as a fourteen-year-old she took Versailles by storm, to her frustrations with her aloof husband, her passionate love affair with the Swedish Count von Fersen, and ultimately to the chaos of the French Revolution and the savagery of the Terror. An impassioned narrative, Zweig's biography focuses on the human emotions of the participants and victims of the French Revolution, making it both an engrossingly compelling read and a sweeping and informative history.

"Certainly no one can arise unmoved from the reading of this powerful work." — The New Republic

"Excellent biography." — The New York Times

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