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Marie Antoinette : the journey / Antonia Fraser.

Book Book (2002.)
Description: xxii, 512 p., [48] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 21 cm.
Publisher: New York, NY : Anchor Books, 2002.
2 of 2 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 2 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Northern Essex - Haverhill Campus Stacks DC137.1 .F73 2002 (Text to Phone) Available -
Phillips OWHL Stacks 1 944.035092 M33FR (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 0385489498 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780385489492 (pbk.)
  • Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (p. 479-490) and index.
Contents: Madame Antoine -- The Dauphine -- Queen consort -- Queen and mother -- The Austrian woman -- Widow Capet.
Summary: 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 listener not only in the coming-of-age of a graceful woman, but also in the unraveling of an era.

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Fraser, Antonia. "Marie Antoinette : the journey." New York, NY : Anchor Books, 2002.
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