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Title:Marie Antoinette; The Journey
Price:AUD$26.40 (about USD$17.70)
Item ID:SB00-0229673
Publisher:Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd, London, 2001
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Very Good
Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd, 2001, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First, Illustrated By: Various

1.1 kg; XVIII, 494 pages, with chapter notes, sources, index. Illustrated with 48 pages of reproductions of artworks, mostly in colour, with decorated end pages, and colour illustrated dust jacket. The book shows no sign of damage. The dust jacket is pristine. In this stunning biography, Antonia Fraser charts the journey made by this ill-fated Queen. Although Marie Antoinette ultimately bore for children, salacious slurs about their parentage and accusations of lesbianism were given credence by the long impotence of the King. But throughout these tribulations, the Queen's character gained in strength. The all educated and untrained girl, mocked by the French for her lack of sophistication, would grow into a magnificent, courageous woman. Her behaviour last days of the Ancien Regime, above all at her trial, aroused even her enemies admiration. But it did not saver from execution by the guillotine in 1793. In this sympathetic -- but never uncritical -- study, the author has avoided the hagiography of some of Marie Antoinette's admirers and misogyny of many of her critics. -- front fold over blurb roughly. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; History -- France; ISBN: 0297819089. ISBN/EAN: 9780297819080. Inventory No: 0229673.
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