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1. How important was Marie Antoinettes childhood in Austria-historical enemy of France-in influencing her career? Would it ever have been possible for an Austrian princess to have a satisfactory life in France?

2. Was Marie Antoinettes relationship with her mother, the Empress Maria Teresa, a damaging or a supportive element of her life?

3. Marie Antoinettes marriage to the Dauphin, later Louis XVI, remained unconsummated for seven and a half years. What effect did this have on her character-and her relationship wth her husband?

4. Were the accusations of extravagance and frivolity leveled against Marie Antoinette justified-both during her own lifetime and since? Marie Antoinette was also the target of numerous vicious libels about her sexuality. What part did these libels played in blackening the image of royalty in France, and how valid were they?

5. Assess the political role of Marie Antoinette in the years shortly before the French Revolution: Should she have tried to influence Louis XVI more or was she correct to let history take its own course?

6. Marie Antoinette was a patron of the arts and a nature enthusiast. Is philanthropy an essential part of the royal role?

7. Once the French Revolution started, Marie Antoinette could probably have escaped by herself, or with her little son disguised as a girl. Instead she saw it as her duty to remain at the Kings side. Knowing that she was an unpopular queen, why did she make that decision?

8. Marie Antoinettes courage and composure at her trial and execution aroused widespread admiration at the time, even from her enemies. How much had her character changed since her youth? Or were such qualities always latent in her personality?

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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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"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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