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Marie Antoinette

Author: Antonia Fraser
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 590
Release: 2001
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780385489492
Rating: 4.3/5 (854 downloads)

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The national bestseller from the acclaimed author of The Wives of Henry VIII. 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, buaimedt also in the unraveling of an era.

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Marie Antoinette

Author: Antonia Fraser
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2010-06-24
Genre: History
ISBN: 0297857940
Rating: 4.8/5 (579 downloads)

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'Drama, betrayal, religion and sex, it's all here ... Fascinating' GUARDIAN 'Beautifully paced, impeccably written ... Don't miss it' INDEPENDENT 'Fraser is at her best here, lucid, authoritative and compassionate' SUNDAY TIMES 'Superbly researched ... the definitive work on the ill-fated queen' CATHOLIC HERALD Marie Antoinette's dramatic life-story continues to arouse mixed emotions. To many people, she is still 'la reine méchante', whose extravagance and frivolity helped to bring down the French monarchy; her indifference to popular suffering epitomised by the (apocryphal) words: 'let them eat cake'. Others are equally passionate in her defence: to them, she is a victim of misogyny. Antonia Fraser examines her influence over the king, Louis XVI, the accusations and sexual slurs made against her, her patronage of the arts which enhanced French cultural life, her imprisonment, the death threats made against her, rumours of lesbian affairs, her trial (during which her young son was forced to testify to sexual abuse by his mother) and her eventual execution by guillotine in 1793.

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Serket's Movies

Author: Cory Hamblin
Publsiher: Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2009-11
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1434996050
Rating: 4.9/5 (96 downloads)

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Marie Antoinette

Author: Evelyne Lever
Publsiher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2000
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780374199388
Rating: 4.3/5 (741 downloads)

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A biography of the French queen explores the intrigue surrounding her life, as well as the events leading up to her death

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Marie Antoinette

Author: Dena Goodman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-10-23
Genre: History
ISBN: 1136704892
Rating: 4.7/5 (48 downloads)

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Marie-Antoinette is one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in all of French history. This volume explores the many struggles by various individuals and groups to put right Marie's identity, and it simultaneously links these struggles to larger destabilizations in social, political and gender systems in France. Looking at how Marie was represented in politics, art, literature and journalism, the contributors to this volume reveal how crucial political and cultural contexts were enacted "on the body of the queen" and on the complex identity of Marie. Taken together, these essays suggest that it is precisely because she came to represent the contradictions in the social, political and gender systems of her era, that Marie remains such an important historical figure.

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The Biography Book

Author: Daniel S. Burt
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2001
Genre: Biography
ISBN: 9781573562560
Rating: 4.5/5 (735 downloads)

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Contains alphabetically arranged entries that identify and assess the biographical materials available on over five hundred notable historical figures, listing autobiography and primary sources, recommended biographies and juvenile biographies, other biographical studies, biographical novels, fictional portraits, and biographical films and theatrical adaptations.

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Marie Antoinette's Confidante

Author: Geri Walton
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2016-09-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1473853338
Rating: 4.8/5 (533 downloads)

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Marie Antoinette has always fascinated readers worldwide. Yet perhaps no one knew her better than one of her closest confidantes, Marie Thérèse, the Princess de Lamballe. The Princess became superintendent of the Queen’s household in 1774, and through her relationship with Marie Antoinette, a unique perspective of the lavishness and daily intrigue at Versailles is exposed. Born into the famous House of Savoy in Turin, Italy, Marie Thérèse was married at the age of seventeen to the Prince de Lamballe; heir to one of the richest fortunes in France. He transported her to the gold-leafed and glittering chandeliered halls of the Château de Versailles, where she soon found herself immersed in the political and sexual scandals that surrounded the royal court. As the plotters and planners of Versailles sought, at all costs, to gain the favor of Louis XVI and his Queen, the Princess de Lamballe was there to witness it all. This book reveals the Princess de Lamballe’s version of these events and is based on a wide variety of historical sources, helping to capture the waning days and grisly demise of the French monarchy. The story immerses you in a world of titillating sexual rumors, bloodthirsty revolutionaries, and hair-raising escape attempts and is a must read for anyone interested in Marie Antoinette, the origins of the French Revolution, or life in the late 18th Century.

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Marie-Antoinette's Present

Author: Marie-Alix Ravel
Publsiher: Marie-Alix Ravel
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2011-11-08
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 2981214330
Rating: 4.2/5 (143 downloads)

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Throughout time, there have been people whose deaths changed the world so their lives and messages become eternal in our history books and consciousness.Marie Antoinette was born in Austria to a life of unimaginable wealth and unquestioned privileges. At the age of 14 she moved to France to marry the dauphin and at 18 became Queen of the most powerful country in Europe.When the French Revolution broke out in 1789, everything changed. Marie Antoinette had to grow up very fast. Despite of all her efforts, she lost everything and finished her life in a small cell of the Conciergerie.In the confinement of her cell, her life is suspended in time. Tribulation makes her realize who she is and she understands things are taken from her so that she will not remain earthbound and forgetful of her true immortal state.This tremendous transformation that helped her climb the stairs of the guillotine with natural heroism and die as a Queen in 1793 is for the first time ever revealed in ‘Marie Antoinette’s Present’.‘Marie Antoinette’s Present’ is the never-before-told true story of a young woman, Kiera, burdened with repetitive nightmares of an old wheel on a cobblestone road, wooden steps, a frisson of cold air on her neck and the bitter taste of metal in her mouth.Emptiness. Silence. Death.In order to uncover the truth behind her dream and its connection to her present and past relationships, Kiera courageously shares her spiritual and emotional journey toward the realization that she was indeed, Marie-Antoinette, the last queen of France.Let Marie Antoinette’s Present be the key of your universe as it was hers.Marie-Alix Ravel is a researcher in reincarnation. When Kiera Hermine comes to see her, she has a passion for this strange case. Dreams, inexplicable coincidences will push Marie-Alix to conduct a thorough investigation, guided by a strong natural intuition and years of experience. This story is based on real facts, and either you believe in reincarnation or not, ‘Marie Antoinette’s Present’ is a moving story in which the present meets the past so amazingly.

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The Time-Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette

Author: Bianca Turetsky
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-09-18
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0316202959
Rating: 4.2/5 (29 downloads)

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What if a beautiful dress could take you back in time? Louise Lambert's best friend's thirteenth birthday party is fast approaching, so of course the most important question on her mind is, "What am I going to wear?!" Slipping on an exquisite robin's egg blue gown during another visit to the mysterious Traveling Fashionista Vintage Sale, Louise finds herself back in time once again, swept up in the glory of palace life, fancy parties, and enormous hair as a member of the court of France's most infamous queen, Marie Antoinette. But between cute commoner boys and glamorous trips to Paris, life in the palace isn't all cake and couture. Can Louise keep her cool-and her head!-as she races against the clock to get home?

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Marie Antoinette: the Courageous End

Publsiher: Isaac MacDonald Publishers
Total Pages: 387
Release: 2018-11-11
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0955999111
Rating: 4.9/5 (991 downloads)

Download Marie Antoinette: the Courageous End Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle This chilling but ultimately life affirming novel about the agonising last year of Marie Antoinette’s turbulent life will help you understand the tragic queen and her ill-fated decisions, better. It will help you decide if the shameless, sex-mad, Marie Antoinette deserved to be guillotined. The Parisians thought so. What would you have thought if you had been there during the French Revolution in August 1792? Whose side would you have been on? The side of the French princes, 7,000 French aristocrats and 80,000 awesome Austrian and Prussian soldiers advancing on Paris to raze it to the ground, wreaking destruction across France as they advanced? Or the side of the starving people, fighting to protect their brand new National Assembly and their brand new rights to liberty, equality and fraternity? What would you have thought of your deceitful king, Louis XVI, and his spendthrift wife Marie Antoinette, who had secretly invited these formidable German armies to march on Paris – to restore their absolute monarchy and annihilate all your new rights? Would you have stormed Marie Antoinette’s palace with the downtrodden people? Would you have guillotined her? As the shrieking Parisians stormed their palace, the apathetic Louis XVI waited passively for death. whilst Marie Antoinette fought valiantly for her children and her throne. She wanted to live – for the sake of her darling son, whom she burned to see on the throne of France. Not to mention her darling comte Axel de Fersen, the handsome Swedish nobleman she had fallen in love with 18 years before. Yes, 36 year old Marie Antoinette had loved the dashing Fersen for 18 years, because her hopeless, sweet, liar of a husband – was never enough of a man for the tragic queen. Find out why in this novel, based on the memoirs of those who were there, and twenty years of research and translation of original French resources by MacLeod. The furious Parisians stormed Marie Antoinette’s palace and imprisoned her. And this once thoughtless, pleasure seeking queen transformed herself into the courageous, admirable queen she should always have been. But it was too late to save her life and her throne. If only she had changed while she still had time. If only the people had got to know the new admirable queen. Share Marie Antoinette’s agony as she dutifully remained at the side of her hopeless, sweet, liar of a husband, as the Parisians stormed her palace. Witness the last heart-breaking meeting between Marie Antoinette and her husband – before he was led off to the guillotine. Experience her anguish on the day they wrenched her shrieking little boy (now a child-king) out of her arms – forever. Feel for her 14 year old daughter on the night the revolutionaries came for Marie Antoinette. No wonder the queen’s beauty had faded! No wonder her hair had begun to turn white! Based on contemporary accounts, and with characters (most of whom were actual historical personages) speaking the very words they recall in their memoirs. Includes as extras: 20 pages of snippets from Marie Antoinette’s letters to her beloved comte Axel de Fersen, the love of her life: “Most loved and most loving of men.” And extracts from the moving memoirs of Marie Therese, Marie Antoinette’s daughter, about her disturbing 2 and a half years of imprisonment, after they guillotined her mother: “The guards came to search my room at four o’clock in the morning. They were all drunk and their oaths and blasphemy dare not be repeated.” No wonder Marie Antoinette’s daughter Marie Therese, the only survivor of the family’s imprisonment, seemed to suffer for the rest of her life. And of course, there was the simply wicked treatment of Marie Antoinette’s beloved son, which only ended with his merciful death, whilst in solitary confinement – although not before the child had endured two years of hell on earth. “His look seemed to say: ‘Dispatch your victim.’”

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Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty

Author: Imbert de Saint-Amand
Total Pages: 428
Release: 1891
Genre: France
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty

Author: Imbert de Saint-Amand
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2022-07-20
Genre: History
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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'Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty' is a book that covers the events of The French Revolution, a period of radical political and societal change in France that began with the Estates-General of 1789 and ended with the formation of the French Consulate in November 1799. Many of its ideas are considered fundamental principles of liberal democracy, while phrases like liberté, égalité, fraternité reappeared in other revolts, such as the 1917 Russian Revolution, and inspired campaigns for the abolition of slavery and universal suffrage. It also discusses how Marie Antoinette's image in the eyes of the public.

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The Life of Marie Antoinette

Author: Maxime de La Rocheterie
Total Pages: 440
Release: 1893
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Female Portraiture and Patronage in Marie Antoinette's Court

Author: Sarah Grant
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2018-09-03
Genre: Art
ISBN: 135106181X
Rating: 4.0/5 (618 downloads)

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This comprehensive book brings to light the portraits, private collections and public patronage of the princesse de Lamballe, a pivotal member of Marie-Antoinette’s inner circle. Drawing extensively on unpublished archival sources, Sarah Grant examines the princess’s many portrait commissions and the rich character of her private collections, which included works by some of the period’s leading artists and artisans. The book sheds new light on the agency, sorority and taste of Marie-Antoinette and her friends, a group of female patrons and model of courtly collecting that would be extinguished by the coming revolution.

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Confessions of Marie Antoinette

Author: Juliet Grey
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2013-09-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0345523911
Rating: 4.5/5 (239 downloads)

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A novel for fans of Philippa Gregory and Michelle Moran, Confessions of Marie Antoinette blends rich historical detail with searing drama, bringing to life the first years of the French Revolution and the final days of the legendary French queen. Versailles, 1789. As the burgeoning rebellion reaches the palace gates, Marie Antoinette finds her privileged and peaceful life swiftly upended by violence. Once her loyal subjects, the people of France now seek to overthrow the crown, placing the heirs of the Bourbon dynasty in mortal peril. Displaced to the Tuileries Palace in Paris, the royal family is propelled into the heart of the Revolution. There, despite a few staunch allies, they are surrounded by cunning spies and vicious enemies. Yet despite the political and personal threats against her, Marie Antoinette remains, above all, a devoted wife and mother, standing steadfastly by her husband, Louis XVI, and protecting their young son and daughter. And though the queen secretly attempts to arrange her family’s rescue from the clutches of the rebels, she finds that they can neither outrun the dangers encircling them nor escape their shocking fate. Advance praise for Confessions of Marie Antoinette “Juliet Grey brings her trilogy on Marie Antoinette’s life to a triumphant finale, depicting with sensitivity and compelling vividness the collapse of a bygone glamorous world and the courageous transformation of its ill-fated queen.”—C. W. Gortner, author of The Queen’s Vow “A heartfelt journey with Marie Antoinette in her wrenching last days . . . We see the end looming that is still veiled from her eyes, and knowing her hopes are in vain makes it all the more poignant. Far from the ‘let them eat cake’ woman of legend, Juliet Grey’s Marie Antoinette reveals herself to be a person we can admire for her courage, her loyalty, and her love of her family and her adopted country, France.”—Margaret George Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

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Author: 50MINUTES,
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2017-03-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 2806290031
Rating: 4.2/5 (9 downloads)

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Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Marie-Antoinette in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and reign of Marie-Antoinette. In 1789, a bloody revolution broke out in France, and four years later the king and queen were executed. A range of factors led to this shocking outcome, from Marie-Antoinette’s perceived frivolity and disloyalty to France to the role of an increasingly powerful and hostile press. Marie-Antoinette is one of the iconic figures of French history and continues to fascinate and divide opinion even today. In just 50 minutes you will: • Learn about Marie-Antoinette’s upbringing in Austria and her marriage to Louis XVI of France • Evaluate her behaviour as dauphine and queen of France, which gave her a reputation for carelessness and frivolity • Analyse how her reputation and reaction to the events of the French Revolution led to her unpopularity and downfall ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | History & Culture 50MINUTES.COM will enable you to quickly understand the main events, people, conflicts and discoveries from world history that have shaped the world we live in today. Our publications present the key information on a wide variety of topics in a quick and accessible way that is guaranteed to save you time on your journey of discovery.