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We follow her from her upbringing in Vienna through to her death at the guillotine during the French Revolution. 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 Although it took me so long to read it that I had to pay tremendous fines at the library ahem Although it was filmed at Versailles, to capture the splendor of eighteenth-century royal life, some critics took issue with or did not understand why Coppola intermixed period music with contemporary music, for instance, using soundtracks by artists such as The Cure and The Strokes.

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. La storia ha sempre generato mostri e vittime innocenti The portliness of several members of the French royal family “which may have been glandular in origin” leads Fraser to conclude that many had “what would now be called a weight problem”. 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!

The author definitely has a more sympathetic view of the doomed queen, which is not a bad thing in this case.


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. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Ten rental houses were also employed, and the wardrobe unit had seven transport drivers. Aug 28, Amanda rated it liked it Recommends it for: I appreciate that this book is a biography of Antoinette rather than a history of the revolution but without a decent exploration of the very real grievances though certainly nothing excuses the ensuing bloodbath the people had against their rulers and the ruling class as a whole, I don’t think a truly nuanced portrait of Marie Antoinette is possible.

She was accused to kiss or bribe electors with favors and was made fun of for her hairstyles. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

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Simple pawn on the geopolitical chessboard of the times, married at 15 and against all expectations just so as to With a nice and very accessible writing style, traser go through ‘The Journey’ more like through a novel than an historical biography; making for a quick and pleasing read. Her antinia also offered a means of communication to a wider population not schooled in the niceties of Montesquieu’s or Rousseau’s critiques of despotism.

That’s very different than with Marie Antoinette. Her nickname in the papers, “L’Autrichienne” shows this: See, when I was a kid, I read diaries for the royals.

Marie Antoinette: The Journey

The last image is a shot of Marie Antoinette’s angonia at Versailles, destroyed by angry rioters. Retrieved 23 June Marie Antoinette often gave her input on the gowns, suggesting alterations and proving she too had a talent for fashion.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Marie Antoinette’s brother, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperorcomes to visit, counseling her against her constant parties; advice that she finds easy to ignore.

Over the years, Maria Theresa continues to write to her daughter, giving advice on how to impress ahtonia seduce the Dauphin.

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Retrieved 16 July Ultimately, they executed him because they felt they had to in order for the Revolution to survive at that point. It is always the sign of a good book when you find yourself slowing down rfaser nearing the end instead of speeding up, reluctant to come to a close.


Jul 17, LibraryCin rated it really liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Since birth, Marie Antoinette, like all good royal girls, is groomed to be a feminine and submissive royal wife, with lessons in dance, music and etiquette – unfortunately she is otherwise poorly educated, even by 18th century standards.

Marie Antoinette is a antonnieta drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Kirsten Dunst. Even so, I think I’d have rated this more highly if it weren’t for the pacing. Why was Marie Antoinette subject to such focused vilification? Among negative critical reviews, Jean-Luc Douin of Le Monde described Marie Antoinette as “kitsch and roc k oco ” which “deliberately displays its anachronisms”, and additionally as a “sensory film” that was “dreamt by a Miss California” and “orchestrated around the Du Barry or Madame de Polignac playground gossip”.

The coach and its occupants were returned to the capital under armed escort, where they were greeted by a silent, hostile crowd. To ask other readers questions about Marie Antoinetteplease sign up.

Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser

Want to Read saving…. In several interviews, Coppola suggests that her highly stylized interpretation was intentionally very modern in order to humanize the historical figures involved. Perhaps Fraser’s saddest speculation is that Marie Antoinette not only experienced irregular menstruation in her early life, but went to the guillotine suffering from uterine haemorrhages.

Marie Antoinette’s marriage was arranged by her mother, Empress Maria Theresa, antoniieta solidify a political alliance between Austria and France. I felt more like I was being handed a bill of goods. He, too died but this time, during the imprisonment of her parents in the palace tower. It’s a question that we’ll never know. Keep some tissues at hand!

She was, as Madeline put it in her review, an idiot.