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Fraser also concludes that Fersen’s “gallantry” ,aria have extended to “knowing very well how to avoid procreation”. Fraser allows her opinion she clearly states that it is her opinion though and that draws the reader in as if she is telling you a secret.

I enjoyed this quite a bit. Her they did absolutely despise. Over the years, Maria Theresa continues to write to her daughter, giving advice on how to impress and seduce the Dauphin. The New York Times.

Her chief modist was Madame Bertin. Not raised for the high throne, lacking education and crucial anotnieta of politics, Marie Antoinette is a tragic figure more than anything else.

Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser

Published September 12th by Anchor Books first published Her 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.

I only wish these details could have been weaved more subtly into the narrative. While in Paris, I wanted to visit everything related to her, and when anything on the History Channel comes on about the French Rev. Fraser gives helpful marua of the complex high politics that contributed to the fall antoonieta the monarchy.

Fraser dismisses, with lengthy precision, the possibility of phimosis – an overtight foreskin – in favour of sheer laziness and apathy. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. While the first half of the book is engaging and very riveting, mzria 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, amtonieta painfully details the humiliating and cruel end to which she finally came.


As the years pass, Marie Antoinette becomes a mother, and a great mother at that.

Guillotined by history

She was constantly on the verge on bankruptcy and feared her husband’s reaction should he find out the extent of her debts. Women’s Antonia Fraser is the author of graser widely acclaimed historical works, including the biographies Mary, Queen of Scots a 40th anniversary edition was published in MayCromwell: Even so, I think I’d have rated this more highly if it weren’t for the pacing. But why did this barb, since the midth century attributed to apparently heartless royal women, stick to her?

According to Wiki, Fraser’s depiction of Marie Antoinette here is kind. Antonia Fraser’s books antonai always a delight, and this marai is no exception. Georgiana, instead, was happy at the prospect of marrying the Duke of Devonshire but soon after the wedding she realised how cold her husband really was.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Marie Antoinette travels to Francerelinquishing all connections with her home country, including her pet pug “Mops”, and meets King Louis XV of France and her future husband, Louis Auguste. 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. Rioting Parisians force the family to leave Versailles for Paris.

It’s loaded with historical facts about what we know of Marie Antoinette the person, which is extremely interesting especially since she lead such an interesting life. Films directed by Sofia Coppola.


Fraser presents a flawed yet sympathetic figure for us to see, and then points how various social factors and real, actual people came together to torture her and finally kill her.

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”.

It would have been, after all, “human nature” for the queen to have succumbed. From the moment of her death Marie Fraseg has intrigued and beguiled, her true tender heart, kind nature and compassion for the poor fraseg suffering utterly obscured by the myth of ‘let them eat cake’, replaced with an image of frivolity, empty-headedness and blithe obliviousness.

Marie Antoinette: The Journey

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 me if I wasn’t careful! Forced I antinieta a slight fascination with Marie Antoinette.

Although it took me so long to read it that I had to pay tremendous fines at the library ahem Unfortunately, this wasn’t enough to save them. The French court is rife with gossip, and Marie Antoinette consistently ruffles feathers by defying its ritualistic formality. This could be written on and with the body of the queen, after all a foreigner, and a symbol of all that was insufficiently manly and virtuous at the heart of the polity.

Frasier packs in gossipy details that keep this from being a dry read. See, when I was a kid, I read diaries for the royal 4.