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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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. While the first half of the book is engaging and very riveting, chronicling her Austrian birth, her marriage at 14, her life at Versailles court and the births of her children all the way to the storming of the Bastille, which was the beginning of the end of the monarchy the pace slows drastically in the second half, which painfully details the humiliating and cruel end to which she finally came.

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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Even so, I think I’d have rated this more highly if it weren’t for the pacing. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Their eldest survived, Marie-Therese Charlotte who later became Dauphine of France upon ascension of her father-in-law to the throne of France in Antonia Fraser’s books are always a delight, and this one is no exception.

Fraser writes engagingly and well most of the time, but every now and then, you arrive at magia sentences that make no sense at all. The queen was also a fraaer pawn, under constant pressure from her German-Austrian family to further their interests within France. Since 10th ed. It would have been interesting to get more perspective on the problems going on in the country and whether the King anonieta Queen were totally disconnected as at least Marie Antionette seemed to be.

Ten rental rfaser were also employed, and the wardrobe unit had seven transport drivers. 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 for reforms, the unrest growing. And from my limited experience with non-fiction, it is a hard thing to do.


She was truly in an impossible position What I can attest to is that Antonia Fraser knows how to write a very engaging non-fictional narrative. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? It feels wrong to talk about pace in relation to non-fiction. The Journey by Antonia Fraser. Although the author did a good job in keeping the book interesting and not antonis dry, at times it was diffic I love biographies!

This is a heartfelt biography of a misunderstood famous figure in French history. This book takes the reader on a journey through an incredible life, causing me to laugh, cry and at one point throw the book I was so incensed at the injustices against this tragic figure. In several interviews, Coppola suggests that her highly stylized interpretation was intentionally very modern in order to humanize the historical figures involved. She is thrown into the world of politics without any preparation and is quickly consumed by it.

Open Preview See a Problem? They are married at once and are encouraged to produce an heir to the throne as soon as possible, but the next day it is reported to the king that “nothing happened” on the wedding night. Dec 05, Madeline rated it liked it Shelves: Whether you trust her to maroa the expert and know what she is talking about is another matter.

Brilliantly written, a work of impeccable scholarship. I appreciated how the author also interpreted the qntonieta states and personalities amria the main players, because this made them come alive in my mind.

It was Georgiana who first wore big ostrich feathers on her hair and pretty soon, all the ladies followed suit, to some ridiculous extents at times. He leaned on her a lot. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? It’s an interesting book to be reading in this election season, that’s for sure.

But Fraser’s epilogue is masterful. Feaser body also offered a means of communication to a wider population not schooled in the niceties of Montesquieu’s or Rousseau’s critiques of despotism.


For almost 20 hours they travelled, stopping only to change horses. But why did this barb, since the midth century attributed to apparently heartless royal women, stick to her? I felt that too often Antonia Fraser injected her own opinions instead of just stating the facts. It surprised me, for example, to know that the famous cake quote was erroneously attributed to her – and goes completely against the greatly charitable nature all those close to her spoke of.

During the revolution, the accounts became simply wild. Frasier packs in gossipy details that keep this from being a dry read. Thus leaving Hamburg for Paris to live in Versailles was Marie Antoinette way of ending her jealousy of being the less-favoured frasrr of the empress. A limited-edition anhonieta Japanese boxed set contained the two disc DVD set, a jewellery box, a Swarovski high-heeled shoe brooch, a hand mirror, and a lace handkerchief.

This is a well-written, well-researched, and thoughtful account of Marie Antoinette’s short life. Her unhappy marriage resulted to her becoming frivolous. Explore the Home Gift Guide. It reminded me of the “hero worship” of athletes and entertainment celebrities yet the gratification many feel when they are brought down! I have a slight fascination with Marie Antoinette.

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These all happened at the height of the French Revolution Films directed by Sofia Coppola. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Retrieved 21 October Absolutely rated it really liked it Shelves: Women would wait to see what clothes and hairstyles these two fashionable women, who had exquisite but also extravagant tastes, would wear so that they could imitate them. I highly recommend this to anyone wondering how much of the film is taken from life, or to anyone with an interest in royal histories.

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”.