Marie Antoinette: The Journey

by Antonia Fraser | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0385489498 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Ruttu of Kangasala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on 8/22/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by Ruttu from Kangasala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, August 22, 2007
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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 essentially lighthearted, privileged, but otherwise unremarkable child was thrust into an unparalleled time and place, and was commanded by circumstance to play a significant role in history. Antonia Fraser’s lavish and engaging portrait of Marie Antoinette, one of the most recognizable women in European history, excites compassion and regard for all aspects of her subject, immersing the reader not only in the coming-of-age of a graceful woman, but also in the unraveling of an era.

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“Fascinating . . . the court at Versailles comes alive.” –The Washington Post

“Colorful, fluently narrated. . . . A touching, psychologically believable portrait.” –The Wall Street Journal

“Absorbing as ever. Fraser’s blend of insight and research persuade us that this unfortunate queen deserves neither the vilification nor the idealization she has received.” –The New Yorker

22.8.2007
I'm now on page 49, 400 to go. Gripping historical novel. I need to concentrate well to keep in track with all the royal family members and their marriages.

Journal Entry 2 by Ruttu at Kangasala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Sunday, October 06, 2019
I’ve read this half way years ago. Very interesting book but I guess I don’t have enough concentration for such a book, especially as it’s not in my mother tongue.

Journal Entry 3 by Ruttu at Messukylän kirjasto in Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Sunday, October 06, 2019

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