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Flaunting, Extravagant Queen (French Revolution Series)
Flaunting Extravagant Queen - French Revolution Series
Author: Jean Plaidy
At the age of fifteen, Marie Antoinette, beautiful and charming bride to the impotent Dauphin, is plunged into intrigue in Versailles. — Frivolous and reckless, she flouts the strict and demanding etiquette of the glittering court, and discovers the true nature of hate...and love. — But the clouds of the revolution are overhead, and Marie Antoinet...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780330233583
ISBN-10: 0330233580
Publication Date: 11/3/1972
Pages: 383
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  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Pan Books, Ltd.
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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FeliciaJ avatar reviewed Flaunting, Extravagant Queen (French Revolution Series) on + 136 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I know I am in the hands of a capable historical fiction writer when I find myself breathlessly turning pages even though I know how the story will end.

I know I have encountered a great writer when I find myself wishing history could be changed.

Jean Plaidy made me care about the doomed Marie Antoinette and her family. She portrayed the last queen of France as a multifaceted, very human woman: good-hearted, fun-loving, dignified and courageous, yet tempermentally incapable of submitting to the rigid etiquette of Versailles.

She also brought to life the glittering French court, the disaffected people of Paris and the terrifying days of bloody revolution. While reading the novel, I felt like an eyewitness to the events of Antoinette's life, right up to her last ride to the guillotine.
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