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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With a nice and very accessible writing style, we go through ‘The Journey’ more like through a novel than an historical biography; making for a quick and pleasing read.

A man ffaser was thus charmed by Marie Antoinette was Barnave, one of the three appointed to bring the royal family back to Paris from Varennes.

The film’s critical reception in France was generally positive.

This two-disc edition included the same extra features as the North American release, though it also included the American, European and Japanese theatrical trailers and Japanese TV spots. See 2 questions about Marie Maira. As Queen of France, Marie Antoinette was required to wear elaborate court gowns, although she preferred to switch to simpler styles of clothing when possible in any fraaer, both got her in trouble.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Women’s Antonia Fraser is the author of many widely acclaimed historical works, including the biographies Mary, Queen of Scots a 40th antona edition was published in MayCromwell: 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.

Georgiana too was a celebrity of her own time, so papers and pamphleteers would often print malicious gossips about her. For almost 20 hours they travelled, stopping only to abtonieta horses. Anne Boleyn, my current beloved, was extremely smart and ambitious. The soundtrack also includes songs by electronic musicians Squarepusher and Aphex Twin.

Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser

So I decided to read the book. She was not trained for the silk-cloaked brutality of antobieta 18th-century court politics, and even less prepared for the tumultuous challenges of the revolution.


When the Duchess visited France and met the Queen, the two women discovered they had a lot in common and became life long friends. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Retrieved 21 October Nov 15, Cassie rated it it was amazing.

Retrieved 1 January This book was one qntonieta Sofia Coppola’s primary sources for her movie “Marie Antoinette” and anyone who’s seen the movie will enjoy finding all the quotes used in the movie that the historical figures actually said.

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It’s a long book, but it was very good. Since 10th ed. Footnotes also offer the idea that the queen may have imbibed a love of Gluck in her mother’s womb. Marie Antoinette was not sexually promiscuous, even allowing for a possible affair with Fersen. 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 inte Three stars for a very well written biography, but minus two for the difficulty in user[reader] friendliness.

This is a well-written, well-researched, and thoughtful account of Marie Antoinette’s short life. I guess it was too subtle for me. I enjoyed this quite a bit.

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Fraser writes engagingly and well most of the tim This was a good for a beach-ready kind of history. People magazine’s movie critic, Leah Rozen, wrote in her wrap-up of the Cannes Film Festival that, “The absence of political context As the French Revolution erupts with the storming of the Bastille, the royal family resolves to stay in France, unlike most of the court.

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.

Three stars for a very well written biography, but minus two for the difficulty in user[reader] friendliness. Meanwhile, in her endnotes, we are given Marie Antoinette’s horoscope, circa Simple pawn on the geopolitical chessboard of the times, married at 15 and against all expectations just so as to seal a weak alliance between Habsbourg and Bourbons, sent over like a parcel in a foreign country despising hers and, later victim of hideous propaganda, political games of the Terror and a disgusting trial, there is indeed more than one reason to have pity for her!


But the story of her journey begun as a fourteen-year-old sent from Vienna to marry the future Louis XVI to her courageous defense before she was sent to the guillotine reveals a woman of greater complexity and character than we have previously understood. This book is well written, detailed and provided me with excellent perspective on the life she lead and the real person behind the stories and caricatures painted of her.

Marie Antoinette: The Journey

She herself had bad health for most of her life. Marie Antoinette in particular, was said to love her mother dearly but to also be in awe, and even sometimes scared, of her.

The New York Times. I enjoyed how Antonia Fraser analyzed both sides of the argument and presented the Queen’s life in an impartial way. Antonia Fraser clearly set out to portray her subject more sympathetically than has been typical in the past.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. It reminded me of the “hero worship” of athletes and entertainment celebrities yet the gratification many feel when they are brought down! It was also fun to be reading along and have a scene from the movie come along — while the filmmakers certainly took liberties, some of frader more memorable scenes from the movie at least for me appear to have actually happened much as they are presented in the film.

Fascinating, well-written, and tragic. Write a customer review. Even those people frsaer believed antobieta calumnies circulating about these women and were determined to dislike them, ended up loving them once they met them. It reminded me how much I used to love Marie Antoinette. It’s a good biography and, unlike Coppola’s movie, actually tells you what happened to Marie-Antoinette and her family after the mob arrested them and brought them to Paris.

Rioting Parisians force the family to leave Versailles for Paris.