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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She is probably one of the most misunderstood monarchs. But frsaer the slow second half doesn’t take away from the fact that this is a very good read about a clearly misunderstood and extremely tragic queen. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Do not, however, just attempt to “channel” the spirit of the biography from the depths of time, and tell us how they felt, because it’s just not accurate – it’s one woman’s opinion. Her fashion choices often had a political message like the ship ornament she wore in her hair to show her support to the Americans revolutionaries.

The two women were convinced the Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, and Antpnieta Cavendish nee Spencer, Duchess of Devonshire were two antonla the most famous women of the 18th century. I certainly learned a lot about Marie Antoinette and the French Court and Revolution, and I liked that it was easy to read but not sensationalized. Paperbackpages. The Japanese edition was released on July And because of it, they were loved by everyone they met. Interspersed with the parties and balls and dresses, her life wasn’t easy.


Would she have fixed things, or would she have let the economy become worse? Marie Antoinette is a historical drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Kirsten Dunst. Frasier packs in gossipy details that keep this from being a dry read.

Joseph meets Louis XVI at the Royal Zoo antknia explains to him the “mechanics” of sexual intercourse in terms of “key-making”, as one of the King’s favorite hobbies is locksmithing. She didn’t read much, she wasn’t very good at writing, she wasn’t a master of languages she forgot her homeland’s language within a couple years of being in Franceand she certainly didn’t care about the government until it was too late in her life.

Most cruelly, she was accused of incest with her son. They were put under a lot of pressure, resulting in an uneasiness in the relationship with their mums.

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Anonia far from perfect, this is still well worth reading. The Women in the Life of the Sun King. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Retrieved 1 September Like other biographers before her – and there have been dozens – Fraser tackles two myths. After a masquerade ball, Marie and Louis return to find that the King has smallpox ; he orders du Barry to leave Versailles and soon dies.

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She also expressed the view that “better historical films” including Barry Lyndon and The Madness of King George succeeded because their directors were “steeped in the culture of the time they evoked”.


Here’s in fact the problem: Nor did she make that infamous “Let them eat cake” remark from which so much anti-monarchical propaganda erupted. Despite this the French accused her of political interference and wrote scandalous tracts against her, mocking her lack of sophistication.

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 interesting life. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

No trivia or quizzes yet. According to Wiki, Fraser’s depiction of Marie Antoinette here is kind.

I think I fell in love a little with Marie Antoinette, fell under her spell as almost all who actually met her tended to do, and I greeted the end of this book with a real pang. It really seems like bad luck was really Marie Antoinette’s problem! Simple pawn on the geopolitical chessboard of the times, married at antohia and against all expectations just so as to seal a weak alliance between Habsbourg and Bourbons, sent over like a parcel in a foreign country despising hers and, later victim of hideous propaganda, political games of the Terror and a disgusting trial, there is indeed more than one reason to have pity for her!