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Marie Antoinette: The Journey
Marie Antoinette The Journey
Author: Antonia Fraser
France’s beleaguered queen, Marie Antoinette, wrongly accused of uttering the infamous “Let them eat cake,” was the subject of ridicule and curiosity even before her death; she has since been the object of debate and speculation and the fascination so often accorded tragic figures in history. Married in mere girlhood, this esse...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780307277749
ISBN-10: 0307277747
Publication Date: 9/12/2006
Pages: 544
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 48 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 9
I had read a book on Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI when I was much younger, so I had an understanding of the subject matter. When I saw the movie with Kirsten Dunst, I wanted to read Antonia Fraser's version, since I enjoyed the movie so much. I must say that I enjoyed this book MUCH better than the first. The detail in her research is incredible and she does, indeed, bring the court to life. Even though one understands the French peoples necessity in a revolution (they were literally starving, etc), Fraser shows you the human side of the royalties involved. It broke my heart to see how they were ultimately treated in the end. Upon finishing this book, I had lots to think about. BTW, I read it while I was in Paris and touring Versailles at the same time as reading about the court life there in action was an amazing experience!!
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Helpful Score: 5
This is a an excellent biography of Marie Antoinette that reads like a fiction novel. The details of the court at Versailles and Marie Antoinette's life-- from her marriage at 14 to her death by guillotine-- are fascinating. I could not put this book down!
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very good book....definately history.....not a fast read but really interesting
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Helpful Score: 2
Book upon which Sofia Coppola based her Marie Antoinette. It gave me new insight into her as a wife, mother and political pawn, and, also, in the case of her husband, of not raising children for their adult responsibilites.
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Great story , well written
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