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Marie Antoinette : the last queen of France

by Lever, Évelyne.

Format: Print Book 2000
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
Available (7)
Location Collection Call #
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Non Fiction 92 Marie Antoinette
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
 
Collection  Non Fiction
 
Call Number  92 Marie Antoinette
 
 
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Non Fiction 92 MARIE-ANTOINETTE
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Non Fiction
 
Call Number  92 MARIE-ANTOINETTE
 
 
Dormont Public Library Non-Fiction 92 A8
Location  Dormont Public Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  92 A8
 
 
North Versailles Public Library Biography B ANTO
Location  North Versailles Public Library
 
Collection  Biography
 
Call Number  B ANTO
 
 
Northland Public Library Biography B MARIE ANTOINETTE
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Biography
 
Call Number  B MARIE ANTOINETTE
 
 
Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 92 MAR
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  92 MAR
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Storage 944.035 LEV
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Storage
 
Call Number  944.035 LEV
 
 
Summary

In MARIE ANTOINETTE, Evelyn Lever draws on a variety of resources, including diaries, letters, and firsthand accounts, to write this sumptuous, addictive delight. From family life in Vienna to the choke of the guillotine, this gripping work combines a fast-paced historical narrative with all the elements of scandalous fiction: Marie's wedding at Versailles to Louis XVI, the French court, boredom, hypocrisy, loneliness, allies, enemies, scandal, intrigue, sex, peasant riots, the fall of the Bastille, mob rule in Paris, imprisonment, and, finally, execution.

From primary source documents Lever fashions an insightful glimpse into the French court at Versailles. The characters of court are expertly drawn. There is the dashing Axel Fersen, Marie's great love; Maria Theresa, the scheming mother trying to place her daughter on the Hapsburg throne; the legendary Madame du Barry, lover to Louis XV; and, of course, Marie herself.

Luxuriously evocative of the Versailles court, historically sharp and witty, and detailing the compelling story of Marie Antoinette's life, Evelyn Lever's biography entrances readers.

Additional Information
Subjects Marie Antoinette, -- Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, -- 1755-1793.
Queens -- France -- Biography.
France -- History -- Louis XVI, 1774-1793.
Publisher New York :Farrar, Straus and Giroux,2000
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Marie-Antoinette.
Language English
Description viii, 357 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [331]-344) and index.
ISBN 9780312283339(pbk.)
0374199388 (alk. paper)
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