Marie Antoinette's Daughter Author:Alice Curtis Desmond The fascinating and little-known life story of Marie Antoinette's daughter, is presented dramatically, yet authentically, as the result of ten years of personal research. Marie Therese, imprisoned in the Tower with her parents and her mysteriously ill-fated brother, the Dauphin, miraculously escaped the guillotine. After three years in prison ... more »and living in many European countries as an exile from France for eighteen years, while Napoleon was in power, Madame Royale returned to Paris to preside as Frist Lady at the Tuileries during the reigns of her two uncles, Louis XVIII and Charles X. She would have made a better king than etiher of them. In fact, she was Queen of France for ten minutes. Napoleon called her "the only man in her family."
Inttelligent, handsome, proud to the point of arrogance, passionately loyal, often lonely, a good friend nad a relentless enemy, the Duchesse d'Angouleme, as Marie Therese became by her marriage, was one of the most admired and hated women of her time. This i the frist book about her to be written by an American. Mrs. Desmoind did most of th research in Paris for her sympathetic, acccurate, unforgettable portrait of the granddaughter of an Empress, the child of a famous Queen, the sister of a strangely vanished Prince, the wife of a King, and the niece of two Kings. It makes fascinating reading.« less