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Marie Antoinette : The Journey (Reprint) (Paperback) (Antonia Fraser)

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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.
Describes the life of Marie Antionette from her betrothal as a fourteen-year-old girl to the future King Louis XVI, through her life in the French court, to her courage in the face of revolutionaries who sent her to the guillotine.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 512
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Antonia Fraser
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2002
TCIN: 11398881
UPC: 9780385489492
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-8157
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