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The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette
The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette
Author: Carolly Erickson
Imagine that, on the night before she is to die under the blade of the guillotine, Marie Antoinette leaves behind in her prison cell a diary telling the story of her life?from her privileged childhood as Austrian Archduchess to her years as glamorous mistress of Versailles to the heartbreak of imprisonment and humiliation during the French Revol...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312337087
ISBN-10: 0312337086
Pages: 352
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3.8 stars, based on 54 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 7
Page turner. Nice historical fiction. An even better "diary" account of Marie Antoinette is "The Queen's Confession" by Victoria Holt. Erickson's version is a lighter read, and casts a very sympathetic hue on MA and her tragic life.
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Helpful Score: 6
This book was a joy to read and easy to understand even if you are not up on all of your historical facts. I was surprised to see how much of the book was really true. Very few of the details were fictional. A quick read and very interesting.
Genny Sikes
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Helpful Score: 5
I loved this book. I'm a fan of historical fiction, and this book satisfied; I felt as though I learned something about Marie Antoinette and life in France during that time AND I was completely caught up in a very engaging story!
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Helpful Score: 2
An excellent book! Fans of historical fiction won't want to miss this it. I hope Carolly Erickson is working on the next one.
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I have never read a historical fiction before, but I really enjoyed this. I liked the diary-written format and enjoyed my daily lunch break reading. I may even look for the recommended book "Diary and Correspondence of Count Axel Fersen."
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My daughter read this book for a high school history project and loved it.
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Loved this story of Marie Antoinette. Gives a different insight into what her life might have been like.
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I became totally engrossed in this novel...once I started reading I couldn't put it down and read it in one day! I thought the author did a really great job of "maturing" Marie Antoinette through the journal entries which start before she marries Louis and ends when she is taken to the guillotine. According to the author's note, she did quite a bit of research into the queen's life...I have to trust her on this as I admit to not being a Marie Antoinette scholar...so often it's hard to separate fact from fiction in regards to her life. My favorite characters from the book were Axel, Eric, and de la Tour. And I actually found myself like Marie Antoinette, which I kind of found surprising.

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