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Marie Antoinette - by Antonia Fraser (Paperback)

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  • The national bestseller from the acclaimed author of The Wives of Henry VIII.
  • About the Author: Antonia Fraser is the author of many internationally bestselling historical works, including Love and Louis XIV, Marie Antoinette, which was made into a film by Sofia Coppola, The Wives of Henry VIII, Mary Queen of Scots, Faith and Treason: The Story of the Gunpowder Plot, and Perilous Question: Reform or Revolution?
  • 544 Pages
  • Biography + Autobiography, Historical

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About the Book



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.



Book Synopsis



The national bestseller from the acclaimed author of The Wives of Henry VIII. 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, buaimedt also in the unraveling of an era.



Review Quotes




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

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

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



About the Author



Antonia Fraser is the author of many internationally bestselling historical works, including Love and Louis XIV, Marie Antoinette, which was made into a film by Sofia Coppola, The Wives of Henry VIII, Mary Queen of Scots, Faith and Treason: The Story of the Gunpowder Plot, and Perilous Question: Reform or Revolution? Britain on the Brink, 1832. She is also the author of Must You Go? My Life with Harold Pinter. She has received the Wolfson Prize for History, the 2000 Norton Medlicott Medal of Britain's Historical Association, and the Franco-British Society's Enid McLeod Literary Prize. She was made a Dame of the British Empire for services to Literature in 2011

Dimensions (Overall): 8.16 Inches (H) x 5.16 Inches (W) x 1.19 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.25 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 544
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Historical
Publisher: Anchor Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Antonia Fraser
Language: English
Street Date: November 12, 2002
TCIN: 11398881
UPC: 9780385489492
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-8157
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.19 inches length x 5.16 inches width x 8.16 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.25 pounds
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