The bad queen : rules and instructions for Marie-Antoinette
|Format:||Print Book 2010|
|Availability:||Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies|
History paints her as a shallow party girl, a spoiled fashionista, a callous ruler. Perhaps no other royal has been so maligned--and so misunderstood--as Marie-Antoinette.
From the moment she was betrothed to the dauphin of France at age fourteen, perfection was demanded of Marie-Antoinette. She tried to please everyone--courtiers, her young husband, the king, the French people--but often fell short of their expectations. Desperate for affection and subjected to constant scrutiny, this spirited young woman can't help but want to let loose with elaborate parties, scandalous fashions, and unimaginable luxuries. But as Marie-Antoinette's lifestyle gets ever-more recklessly extravagant, the peasants of France are suffering from increasing poverty--and becoming outraged. They want to make the queen pay.
In this latest installment of her acclaimed Young Royals series, Carolyn Meyer reveals the dizzying rise and horrific downfall of the last queen of France. Includes historical notes, an author's note, and a bibliography.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Young royals book.
#1 - Mary, Bloody Mary
#2 - Doomed Queen Anne
#3 - Patience, Princess Catherine
#4 - Beware, Princess Elizabeth
#5 - Duchessina
#6 - The Bad Queen
-- Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France,
-- Juvenile fiction.
Louis -- XVI, -- King of France, -- 1754-1793 -- Fiction.
Marie Antoinette, -- Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, -- 1755-1793 -- Fiction.
Kings, queens, rulers, etc. -- Fiction.
Courts and courtiers -- Fiction.
France -- History -- Louis XVI, 1774-1793 -- Juvenile fiction.
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Juvenile fiction.
France -- History -- Louis XVI, 1774-1793 -- Fiction.
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| Boston :Harcourt,2010
420 pages : genealogical charts ; 22 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
|ISBN||9780152063764 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0152063765 (hardcover : alk. paper)