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Marie Antoinette pdf follows the queen's dramatic story from her arrival as Archduchess of Austria as a vulnerable, unsophisticated young girl.

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Book Name Marie Antoinette: The Journey
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Author Antonia Fraser
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Marie Antoinette’s dramatic life story continues to arouse mixed emotions. To many people, she is still ‘la reine méchante’, whose extravagance and frivolity helped to bring down the French monarchy. To others, she is a victim of misogyny. In both cultural and political life, Marie Antoinette continues to symbolize the contrast between an individual human being and her destiny; the gulf between the popular imagination and what we now know from historical research as the facts of her life.

A vivid, compelling and compelling new biography of Marie Antoinette by Antonia Fraser, author of the acclaimed biographies of King Charles I and Mary, Queen of Scots. ‘I have always been in love with this dismal queen,’ wrote Henry James, ‘but not even her great beauty can save her.’ Her dramatic life story continues to arouse mixed emotions. To many people, she is still ‘la reine méchante’, whose extravagance and frivolity helped to bring down the French monarchy; her indifference to popular suffering epitomised by the (apocryphal) words: ‘let them eat cake’. Others are equally passionate in her defence: to them, she is a victim of misogyny.

Marie Antoinette’s dramatic life story continues to arouse mixed emotions. To many people, she is still ‘la reine méchante,’ whose extravagance and frivolity helped to bring down the French monarchy; her indifference to widespread suffering epitomized by the (apocryphal) words: ‘let them eat cake’. Others are equally passionate in her defense: to them, she is a victim of misogyny. In this superbly researched and eminently readable biography, Antonia Fraser tells us everything we want to know about Marie Antoinette and more besides.

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Marie Antoinette’s dramatic life story continues to arouse mixed emotions. To many people, she is still ‘la reine méchante’, whose extravagance and frivolity helped to bring down the French monarchy; her indifference to popular suffering is epitomized by the (apocryphal) words: ‘let them eat cake’. Others are equally passionate in her defence: to them, she is a victim of misogyny.

Antonia Fraser examines her influence over the king, Louis XVI, the accusations and sexual slurs made against her, her patronage of the arts, which enhanced French cultural life, her imprisonment, the death threats made against her; rumors of lesbian affairs; her trial (during which her young son was forced to testify to sexual abuse by his mother) and her eventual execution by guillotine in 1793.

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