Marie-Thérèse: The Fate of Marie Antoinette's Daughter

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Bloomsbury, 2009 - France - 418 pages
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In December 1795, seventeen-year-old Marie-Thérèse, the only surviving child of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI, fled Paris's notorious Temple Prison. Kept in solitary confinement after her parents' brutal execution during the Terror, she had been unaware of the fate of her family, save the cries she heard of her young brother being tortured in an adjacent cell. She emerged to an uncertain future: an orphan, exile and focus of political plots and marriage schemes of the crowned heads of Europe. Susan Nagel tells a remarkable story of an astonishing woman whose life was shrouded in mystery, from her birth in front of rowdy crowds at Versailles, to her upbringing by doting parents, through to Revolution, imprisonment, exile, Restoration and, finally, her reincarnation as Saint and Matriarch.

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Review: Marie-Thérèse, Child of Terror: The Fate of Marie Antoinette's Daughter

User Review  - Therese - Goodreads

It was definitely a flattering portrayal of Marie-Therese and her family but that just balances out the usual perception of them. Loved it. Great review of things I learned long ago as a French major in college! Read full review

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User Review  - Ryuji Santisteban - Goodreads

One of the best detailed book that I have ever read! Read full review

About the author (2009)

Susan Nagel is the author of Mistress of the Elgin Marbles, a critically acclaimed biography of Mary Nisbet, the Countess of Elgin. A professor in the humanities department of Marymount Manhattan College, she lives in New York.

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