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Marie Antoinette: The Journey

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ISBN13: 9780307277749
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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 reader not only in the coming-of-age of a graceful woman, but also in the unraveling of an era.

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"Colorful, fluently narrated....A touching, psychologically believable portrait." The Wall Street Journal

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"Fascinating...the court at Versailles comes alive." The Washington Post

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"Remarkable....Amply researched....Convincing. [Fraser displays] greater psychological acumen than any of numerous earlier biographers." The New York Times Book Review

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"Absorbing as ever, Fraser's blend of insight and research persuades us that this unfortunate queen deserves neither the vilification nor the idealization she has received." New Yorker

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Fraser's definitive biography excites compassion and regard for all aspects of her subject, immersing the reader not only in the coming-of-age of a graceful woman, but also in the unraveling of an era. 60 illustrations.

About the Author

Antonia Fraser has written many acclaimed historical works which have been international bestsellers. She is the recipient of many literary awards, including the Wolfson History Prize, St. Louis Literary Award, and Medal of the Historical Association 2000. Her works include the biographies Mary Queen of Scots, Cromwell: Our Chief of Men, and King Charles II. Three highly praised books focus on women in history: The Weaker Vessel: Women's Lot in Seventeenth-Century England, The Warrior Queens, and The Wives of Henry VIII. Her most recent book was Faith and Treason: The Story of the Gunpowder Plot. She is editor of the series Kings and Queens of England. Antonia Fraser is married to Harold Pinter and lives in London.

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Marie Antoinette, August 24, 2009 (view all comments by Marie Antoinette)
I really enjoyed this book because it's not like another dull history book, it was written so that the reader's attention is kept interested in Marie Antoinette. Her life was really fascinating and it made me want to read more about French history.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307277749
Author:
Fraser, Antonia
Publisher:
Random House
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Queens
Copyright:
Publication Date:
September 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.00x5.26x1.19 in. 1.27 lbs.

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Product details 512 pages Anchor Books - English 9780307277749 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Colorful, fluently narrated....A touching, psychologically believable portrait."
"Review" by , "Fascinating...the court at Versailles comes alive."
"Review" by , "Remarkable....Amply researched....Convincing. [Fraser displays] greater psychological acumen than any of numerous earlier biographers."
"Review" by , "Absorbing as ever, Fraser's blend of insight and research persuades us that this unfortunate queen deserves neither the vilification nor the idealization she has received."
"Synopsis" by , Fraser's definitive biography excites compassion and regard for all aspects of her subject, immersing the reader not only in the coming-of-age of a graceful woman, but also in the unraveling of an era. 60 illustrations.

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