The bad queen : rules and instructions for Marie-Antoinette

by Meyer, Carolyn, 1935-

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Summary
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.From the moment she was betrothed to the dauphin of France at age fourteen, perfection was demanded of Marie-Antoinette. 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 even a forbidden love affair. Meanwhile, the peasants of France are suffering from increasing poverty and becoming outraged. They want to make the queen pay for her reckless extravagance--with herlife.

Includes historical notes, an author's note, and bibliography

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In this latest Young Royals tale, Meyer portrays the teenage Austrian princess dealt to France in marriage by her mother might there be a sympathetic figure behind the persona of the woman mainly known for her extravagance and gruesome end? With the gorgeous clothes, sumptuous surroundings, and seemingly limitless wealth, Marie becomes a prisoner of royal pomp and circumstance with no concept of governance or political savvy as France descends into a revolutionary bloodbath. Historical-fiction fans will be swept up in the cruel fates of the monarchs and political forces, particularly as the drama escalates into horror.--O'Malley, Anne Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series 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
Subjects Marie Antoinette, -- Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, -- 1755-1793 -- 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 :Graphia,2010
Language English
Notes Originally published: Boston : Harcourt, 2010.
Description 420 pages, 1 unnumbered page ; 18 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page [421]).
ISBN 9780547482491 (pbk.)
0547482493 (pbk.)
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