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The New York Times Company. In some ways, that fits the tone of the film better–the fall from grace, the decline of Eden, and we all know what happens next.

Next Saturday, October 16th will be her th Death Anniversary.

As a source for Marie Antoinette, I found it sadly lacking, as much of what Fraser asserts as truth is undocumented at best. Meanwhile, in her endnotes, we are given Marie Antoinette’s horoscope, circa It was also fun to be reading along and have a scene from the movie come along — while frasrr filmmakers certainly took liberties, some of the more memorable scenes from the movie at least for me appear to have actually happened much as they are presented in the film.

Marie Antoinette is none of those things. This is grand narrative biography in a familiar, pacy form: 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. And because of it, they were loved by everyone they met.

Retrieved 1 January Perhaps Fraser’s saddest speculation mari that Marie Antoinette not only experienced irregular menstruation in her early life, but went to the guillotine suffering from uterine haemorrhages.


Milena Canonero and six assistant designers created the gowns, hats, suits and prop costume pieces.

All the more so when the book is the story of a life and, in slowing down, you somehow try to put off the inevitable death at the end. If you read some things from that period, you’ll find it wasn’t an easy decision. Fraser writes engagingly and well most of the time, but every now and then, you arrive at these sentences that make no sense at all.

Their husbands weren’t happy about it. Fraser also concludes that Fersen’s “gallantry” would have extended to “knowing very well how to avoid procreation”. She was accused to kiss or bribe electors with favors and was made fun of for her hairstyles.

She successfully debunks many of the old myths that immortalized Antoinette as selfish, dissipated, and empty-headed. For example, Fraser insists that Marie Antoinette’s memorable “re-dressing” ceremony was simply not bothersome or traumatic to the young woman, because it was the fashion of the time, not unusual at all, and that “she had, after all, been treated as a doll, to be dressed up in this and that at the adults’ whim since childhood; this was just one more example of that process.

Even Thomas Paine argued that the family should be allowed to leave the country and resettle in America. If you decide to read this — and you know a lot about the Romanovs and their downfall — you’ll be struck by the similarities to it, something Fraser does point out around the epilogue. It ports over the previously released bonus features along with the previously released short film and documentary from the French DVD.


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Frasier packs in gossipy details that keep this from being a dry read. Thorough research and minute attention to details is the clear mark of both. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Marie Antoinette, and up for a very thorough, cohesive, and ginormous historical biography!

The Reading For P He, too died but this time, during the imprisonment of her parents in the palace tower. I saw it again recently and liked it more.

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Best or Worst of Times? The line “let them eat cake”with “them” being the hungry French peasants because of bread shortage, has not been proven to have qntonieta from her.

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.

The film’s critical reception in France was generally positive. Marie Antoinette was not sexually promiscuous, even allowing for a possible affair with Fersen.

She lives in London. Product details Paperback Publisher: Jul 24, Harriet M.