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France's iconic queen, Marie Antoinette, wrongly accused of uttering the infamous "Let them eat cake," was alternately revered and reviled during her lifetime. For centuries since, she has been the object of debate, speculation, and the fascination so often accorded illustrious figures in history. Married in mere girlhood, this essentially lighthearted child was thrust onto the royal stage and commanded by circumstance to play a significant role in European history. Antonia Fraser's lavish and engaging portrait excites compassion and regard for all aspects of the queen, immersing the reader not only in the coming-of-age of a graceful woman, but in the culture of an unparalleled time and place.

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    This was a wonderful book not just about Marie Antoinette but also the king and her family and the political uprisings at the time. I come out of it with a very sympathetic view of not only Marie Antoinette but also her husband who genuinely seemed to want only the best for France and the love of his people but ultimately wasn't the decisive leader that they needed. I really regret not reading this book before going to France. Places like Versailles, Tuileries Gardens, Place de la Concorde and the Concierge would have had so much more meaning for me. If you have an interest in reading about historical lives then you'll probably love this book. Sometimes it can get a bit confusing with all the different people with different titles (which change as they get married or as they inherit new ones) but I was generally able to follow along pretty well.


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