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Marie Antoinette: The Journey

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Frances 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 Frasers 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.

Review:

"The portrait is drawn delicately, with pleasant touches of humor....Fraser's approach is controlled and thoughtful....Her queen is neither heroine nor villain, but a young wife and mother who, in her journey into maturity, finds herself caught in a deadly vise." Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Antonia Fraser is the author of Mary Queen of Scots, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, and Faith and Treason, among others. She is also famous for her Jemima Shore series of mysteries. She and her husband, Harold Pinter, live in London.

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fernly2, February 18, 2007 (view all comments by fernly2)
Who manipulated the necklace affair? Who manipulated the grain shortage? Who was the mastermind of the 'deadly vise' that made the 'French Revolution' only a blood bath and not a revolution? Nothing else is relavant as we, the people, in America as well as in France must continue the journey standing on our Antoinette's delicate shoulders.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385489492
Author:
Fraser, Antonia
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Queens
Subject:
History
Subject:
France
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
France History Louis XVI, 1774-1793.
Subject:
Marie Antoinette
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. paperback e
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
Volume 4
Publication Date:
November 12, 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
48 COLOR IMAGES, 17 B/W IMAGES 1 MAP (40
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 1.18 in 1.25 lb

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Biography » Historical
Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Europe » France » 18th Century and Revolutionary
History and Social Science » World History » France » General

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"Review" by , "The portrait is drawn delicately, with pleasant touches of humor....Fraser's approach is controlled and thoughtful....Her queen is neither heroine nor villain, but a young wife and mother who, in her journey into maturity, finds herself caught in a deadly vise."
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