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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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Publishers Weekly Review
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I read this book and is incredible. It has a way to transport you to that time and even to see every person mentioned. You will feel you are in the middle of the parties, in court, in Marie Antoinette's suffering and even feel that sadness when she is judged and condemned. One of the best books I have ever read! It is worth the money and time.