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 thrown into the world of politics without any preparation and is quickly consumed by it. Media Theory and Digital Culture. Trivia About Marie Antoinette Sure, Marie Antoinette wasn’t perfect, but to blame her for the entire Revolution is to neglect a wide range of other causes.
I enjoyed how Antonia Fraser analyzed both sides of the argument and presented the Queen’s life in an impartial way. Fraser antoniega broadly sympathetic to her subject, arguing that the queen was often misunderstood, and in her final months, heroic. Sep 23, Miriam rated it liked it. Forced I have a slight fascination with Marie Antoinette.
Even those people who believed the calumnies circulating about these women and were determined to dislike them, ended up loving them once they met them. I mean, most likely they were there to help her disguise her tumultuous marriage, but still.
Marie’s attempts to consummate with her husband fail and the marriage remains childless. Her other son died after she was executed. The Journey to be more frasee and less confusing. Jul 19, Shahine Ardeshir rated it liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Aug 28, Amanda rated it liked it Recommends it for: 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.
It offers but one example of the author’s skill in telling a good antoieta – drama, betrayal, religion and sex, it’s all here, adorned by often fascinating, at times esoteric detail. The website’s critical consensus states, “Lavish imagery and a daring soundtrack set this film apart from most period dramas; in fact, style completely takes precedence over plot and character development in Coppola’s vision of the doomed queen.
She had no power and was content in playing her role as a queen attending social functions and doing civic works. On that same day, years ago, Marie Antoinette or Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna was executed by guillotine. She marries French Dauphin at the age of 14 almost by default, when her sister dies.
Nicholas and Alexandra weren’t meant to be royals. Even when he came really close to demand a separation because of her debts, Georgiana wouldn’t neither tell him the exact amount of her debts, nor stop playing. Shortly after midnight frsaer June 20,a small group of people left the Tuileries Palace in the centre of Paris, climbed into a coach, and set off for the countryside.
Best or Worst of Times? Quotes from Marie Antoinette The two women were convinced the Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, and Georgiana Cavendish nee Spencer, Duchess of Devonshire were two of the most famous women of the 18th century.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Ultimately her reader can’t help but feel sorry for a woman trapped in the structures of her age and position. She was convicted of treason. Frasef too was a celebrity of her own time, so papers and pamphleteers would often print malicious gossips about her.
I was disappointed, though, that Antonia Fraser, rather than simply writing about Marie Antoinette’s life, projected across her views of Marie Antoinette through her writing, forcing Although it took me so long to read it that I had to pay tremendous fines at the library ahem The downside, however, is that with detail comes length.
She just followed the wishes of her mother, Empress Maria Theresa who she did not have a good relation as the later had her favorite, Marie Antoinette’s younger sister, Maria Carolina.
You will most certainly come away with a much greater understanding of and sympathy for Marie Antoinette! The New York Times. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Would this book be appropriate for a teenager?
From the moment of her death Marie Antoinette has intrigued and beguiled, her true tender heart, kind nature and compassion for the poor and suffering utterly obscured by the myth of ‘let them eat cake’, replaced with an image of frivolity, empty-headedness and blithe obliviousness. I’m sure I’ll pick up more and I’ll likely read more about Marie Antoinette, as well.
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. I felt more like I was being handed a bill of goods. It ports over the previously released bonus features along with the frser released short film and documentary from the French DVD. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? I haven’t read anything else about Marie Antoinette, but I felt that Fraser did a good job of telling “Marie Antoinette’s dramatic story without anticipating its terrible ending,” as she fraswr in the author’s note.
It wasn’t easy, no matter what people might say. 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. A kind and sweet idiot, but still an idiot. I’ve read some great historical fiction on Marie Antoinette Juliet Grey’s trilogy starting with Becoming Marie Antoinette comes to mind but this was frawer first nonfiction read on this doomed queen.
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Marie Antoinette: The Journey
During the revolution, the accounts became simply wild. Marie Antoinette had lived a hectic lifestyle, staying up late every night dancing and gambling, but she settled down when she became a mother.