Marie Antoinette : the journey
|Format:||Print Book 2002|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies|
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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-- Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France,
Queens -- France -- Biography.
France -- History -- Louis XVI, 1774-1793.
|Publisher|| New York :Anchor Books,2002
|Edition||1st Anchor Books ed.|
"The book that inspired the film" (Cover)
xxii, 512 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-490) and index.
0385489498 (pbk.) :