Maria Antonieta – A viagem (Paperback) by Antonia Fraser and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Results 1 – 10 of 10 MarIa Antonieta: La Ultima Reina by Fraser, Antonia and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at. Marie Antoinette Antonia Fraser pp, Weidenfeld, £ It was a defining moment of the French revolution. Shortly after midnight on June

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Her chief modist was Madame Bertin. Marie Antoinette Theatrical release poster. See, when I was a kid, I read diaries for the royal 4. I am not a history buff, so it’s hard for me to judge if this book is historically accurate.

For instance, did you know that she hated the color orange so much she wouldn’t even allow it to be near her? Oct 15, Alison rated it liked it Anyonieta In a word, it still is a serious book. Antobieta walked these halls. This could be written on and with the body of the queen, after all a foreigner, and a symbol of all that was insufficiently manly and virtuous at the heart of the polity.

Critics who gave the film positive reviews included Danielle Attali of Le Journal du Dimanchewho praised it as “a true wonder, with stunning colors, sensations, emotions, intelligence”. I’m sure I’ll pick up more and I’ll likely read more about Marie Antoinette, as well.

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She was accused to kiss or bribe electors with favors and was made fun of for her hairstyles. It’s loaded with historical facts about what we know of Marie Antoinette the person, which is extremely interesting especially since she lead such an inte Three stars for a very well written biography, but minus anronia for the difficulty in user[reader] friendliness. He also only went to bed with her out of duty to create children, and it seems to be that way for most of their marriage despite the honest love that developed between the two of them.


With that being said I have never read a biography on Marie Antoinette and enjoyed learning more about her life.

Marie Antoinette: The Journey

It would have been interesting to get more perspective on the problems going on in the country and whether the King and Queen were totally disconnected as at least Marie Antionette seemed to be.

I’ve read some great historical fiction on Marie Antoinette Juliet Grey’s trilogy starting with Becoming Marie Antoinette comes to mind but this was my first nonfiction read on this doomed queen. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Jan 12, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing. Without proper tutoring, with her marriage unconsummated for over 7 years, Marie Antoinette keeps herself busy by frivolous occupations: She is said to be one of the 4 world-famous French figures in the history following Napoleon Bonaparte, Joan of Arc and Charles de Gaulle.

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It offers but one example of the author’s skill in telling a good story – drama, betrayal, religion and sex, it’s all here, adorned by often fascinating, at times esoteric detail. Immediately, preparations begin to prepare her for the marriage. antnieta

Refresh and try again. Forced I have a slight antonla with Marie Antoinette. Fraser goes a little out of her way to portray Marie-Antoinette as just a misunderstood but good-hearted person This book was one of Sofia Coppola’s primary sources for her movie “Marie Antoinette” and anyone who’s seen the movie will enjoy finding all the quotes used in the movie that the historical figures actually said.


mmaria This is a well-written, well-researched, and thoughtful account of Marie Antoinette’s short life. It feels wrong to talk about pace in relation to non-fiction.

Retrieved 21 October We stand beside Marie Antoinette and witness the drama of her life as she becomes a scapegoat of the Antoniieta Regime when her faults were minor in comparison to the punishments inflicted on her. However, two things struck frsser while listening to this. An utterly riveting and intensely moving book by one of our finest biographers.

Antonia Fraser traser the author of many widely acclaimed historical works, including the biographies Mary, Queen of Scots a mariia anniversary edition was published in MayCromwell: This long, involved book feels too quick and at the end truly you feel as if you have lost a good friend. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This book is well written, detaile If you’re interested in an unbiased, detailed account of the life of Marie Antoinette, this is the right book to pick up.

The Necklace Affair in which she was without a shadow of a doubt an innocent victim, let’s be fair is for example dealt with in great details whereas, on the contrary, other aspects more controversial of her personality are gently brushed under the carpet e.

At the age of 14, a deal is cut for Antoine to marry the future king of France, sealing an alliance between the two empires. I felt that too often Antonia Fraser injected her own opinions instead of just stating the facts.