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Nor did she make that infamous “Let them eat cake” remark from which so much anti-monarchical propaganda erupted. This work presented the balanced view of Marie Antoinette and is well-documented as Fraser has all the footnotes and cross-references. The coach and its occupants were returned to the capital under armed escort, where they were greeted by a silent, hostile crowd.
Brilliantly written, Marie Antoinette is a work of impeccable scholarship. However, film critic Roger Ebert clarified that, in actuality, only a couple of journalists had been booing during the press screening, and that the media had sensationalized the event. Next Saturday, October 16th will be her th Death Anniversary. Jan 12, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing. A queen killed by her own people was too sad. For the most part, I enjoyed it. It’s not that I think a historical biography should read like a thriller, but I really could have lived without all the descriptions of china and fabric.
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Fraser paints a very sympathetic portrait of Marie Antoinette, who at some point in I am not a history buff, so it’s hard for me to judge if this book is historically accurate.
Right at that time, she was starting to enter into politics more. The downside, however, is that with detail comes length. No commentary was available for the DVD. Personally I found the writing of Marie Antoinette: She reminds us of the period, the changes taking place toward the end of the eighteenth century the simplification of court rituals and dress, the growing deficit in France, the need antoniea reforms, the unrest growing.
The youngest daughter, fifteenth out of sixteen children, of Austrian empress Maria Antoniea and Francis I, Marie Antoinette was sent on a literal journey by her mother from Vienna to Versailles with the expectation that she would further Austrian interests at all times.
Brilliantly written, a work of impeccable scholarship. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Wicked lies, if repeated often enough, can very easily become verity in the minds of the less enlightened. Media Theory and Digital Culture.
It is always the sign xntonieta a good book when you find yourself slowing down upon nearing the end instead of speeding up, reluctant to come to a close. My goal was to capture in the design the way in which I imagined the essence of Marie Antoinette’s spirit After the death of the first son who died at the age marua 7, the second son third child was born: For me, that’s baloney.
Frasr was striking and very, very emotional. She kept borrowing money from her friends and never repayed them to pay off her creditors, in the hope they wouldn’t demand money to the Duke. She was truly in an impossible positio As a former French major in college, I really enjoyed this book and learned so much about this period of time and the dynamics of the monarchy in France.
Her they did absolutely despise. They had 4 children and two of them died at their young age. Retrieved 16 July Ultimately her reader can’t help but feel sorry for a woman trapped in the structures of her age and position.
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The New York Times. In a word, it still is a serious book. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Thus leaving Hamburg for Paris to live in Versailles was Marie Antoinette way of ending her jealousy of being the less-favoured daughter of the empress. Although it was filmed at Versailles, to capture the splendor of eighteenth-century royal life, some critics took issue with or did not understand why Coppola intermixed period music with contemporary music, for instance, using soundtracks by artists such as The Cure and The Strokes.
He understood “how to appeal to a queen who, all things considered, had had a fairly lugubrious experience of sex” until then. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.
Marie Antoinette: The Journey
One of the big themes is lack of sexual desire. View all 31 comments. With painstaking detail, the author has put together jigsaw pieces from multiple sources to tell the story of the unfortunate queen of France, Marie Antoinette. Had she known, she probably would have sent her to a nunnery at birth. With that being said I have never read a biography on Marie Antoinette and enjoyed learning more about her life. The Queen of France lived only for her children and she personally saw to their education and upbringing.
He wasn’t known for being exciting. Sep 17, K.
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She walked these aantonia. Marie Antoinette was never a political animal. I’m sure I’ll pick up more and I’ll likely read more about Marie Antoinette, as well. Those last words that should have come from the people who condemned her, in my honest opinion.