Marie Antoinette: The Journey
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Nov 12, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 544 pages
France's iconic queen, Marie Antoinette, wrongly accused of uttering the infamous "Let them eat cake," was alternately revered and reviled during her lifetime. For centuries since, she has been the object of debate, speculation, and the fascination so often accorded illustrious figures in history. Married in mere girlhood, this essentially lighthearted child was thrust onto the royal stage and commanded by circumstance to play a significant role in European history. Antonia Fraser's lavish and engaging portrait excites compassion and regard for all aspects of the queen, immersing the reader not only in the coming-of-age of a graceful woman, but in the culture of an unparalleled time and place.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - catzkc - LibraryThing
This is coming from someone who typically does not read noon-fiction. I have a hard time staying awake whenever I make the attempt. So please consider these notes in that light. This book is obviously ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - setnahkt - LibraryThing
Well, she never said “Let them eat cake”, and was actually fairly kind to the poor for a person who had no idea how they lived. Her story is really rather sad – groomed from infancy to be a royal ... Read full review