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This book is well written, detaile If you’re interested in an unbiased, detailed account of the life of Marie Antoinette, this is the right book to pick up. Not raised for the high throne, lacking education and crucial understanding of politics, Marie Antoinette is a tragic figure more than anything else.

Louis lacked virility in more than his personal relations with his wife; the French state was debauched, feminised, corrupt. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Mraia you imagine how these poor girls must have felt like every time they received a letter from their mums?

Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser

Marie Antobia is dressed by ladies in waiting, who get to help based on rank. As a source for Marie Antoinette, I found it sadly lacking, as much of what Fraser asserts as truth is undocumented at best.

Marie Antoinette was not sexually promiscuous, even allowing for a possible affair with Fersen.

Quotes from Marie Antoinette The youngest daughter, fifteenth out of sixteen children, of Austrian empress Maria Teresa and Francis I, Marie Antoinette was sent on a literal journey by her mother from Vienna to Versailles with the expectation that she would further Austrian interests at all times.


I was disappointed, though, that Antonia Fraser, rather than simply writing about Marie Antoinette’s life, projected across her views of Marie Antoinette through her writing, forcing Although it took me so long to read it that I had to pay tremendous fines at the library ahem She is still apolitical, and yet strangely held responsible for everything bad happening in the country.

I laughed, as I had been doing for the past twenty minutes. It would have been, after all, “human nature” for the queen to have succumbed. Why was Marie Antoinette subject to such focused vilification? I think Fraser’s account is a fair one and perhaps she is closer to understanding the queen than past biographers. When I went to Versailles, all I could think of — besides that I was likely stepping and walking where so many noble people peed and pooped because toilets were too far away — was this was the place Marie Antoinette lived.

Fraser paints a very sympathetic portrait of Marie Antoinette, who at some point in I am not a history buff, so it’s hard for me to judge if this book is historically accurate.

Antonia Fraser clearly set out to portray her subject more sympathetically than has been typical in the past.

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It’s a question that we’ll never know. Trivia About Marie Antoinette Of course, in 18th century France, these were all matters of national importance indicating the future direction of the country. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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Thorough research and minute attention to details is the clear mark of both. The line “let fraxer eat cake”with “them” being the hungry French peasants because of bread shortage, has not been proven to have come from her.


They are married at once and are encouraged to produce an heir to the throne as soon as possible, but the next day it is reported to the king that “nothing happened” on the wedding night.

Oct 15, Alison rated it liked it Shelves: Women’s Antonia Fraser is the author of many widely acclaimed historical works, including the biographies Mary, Queen of Scots a 40th anniversary edition was published in MayCromwell: We follow her from her upbringing in Vienna through to her death at the guillotine during the French Revolution.

They had 4 children and two of them died at their young age. She was antoniia to kiss or bribe electors with favors and was made fun of for her hairstyles.

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I’m really surprised that it has so many high ratings, so take my review with a grain of salt, but I just found this book to be a complete chore to wade through. In France, the double-disc edition included additional special fraaser Too much bald assertion is used here, and to ill effect.

They would spend entire nights at the gaming table, gambling away enormous fortunes and piling up huge debts. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

American film critic Roger Ebert gave the film four stars out of four.