Marie Antoinette by Antonia Fraser

This historical biography provides an in-depth look at the life of the last Queen of France before the French Revolution. It delves into her Austrian origins, her marriage to Louis XVI, and her role in the opulent and politically turbulent court of Versailles. The book portrays her as a woman more complex and sympathetic than the often portrayed frivolous queen, examining her personal relationships, her struggles with the hostile French public, and her ultimate tragic end at the guillotine. Through meticulous research, the narrative aims to dispel the myths surrounding her legacy, offering a nuanced account of her life and the tumultuous era she lived in.

The 7013th greatest book of all time


Published
2001
Nationality
British
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
512
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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