Marie Antoinette: The Portrait of an Average Woman

Marie Antoinette: The Portrait of an Average Woman

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by Stefan Zweig
     
 

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Life at the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette has long captivated readers, drawn by accounts of the intrigues and pageantry that came to such a sudden and unexpected end. Stefan Zweig's Marie Antoinette: The Portrait of an Average Woman is a dramatic account of the guillotine's most famous victim, from the time when as a fourteen-year-old she took

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Life at the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette has long captivated readers, drawn by accounts of the intrigues and pageantry that came to such a sudden and unexpected end. Stefan Zweig's Marie Antoinette: The Portrait of an Average Woman is a dramatic account of the guillotine's most famous victim, from the time when as a fourteen-year-old she took Versailles by storm, to her frustrations with her aloof husband, her passionate love affair with the Swedish Count von Fersen, and ultimately to the chaos of the French Revolution and the savagery of the Terror. An impassioned narrative, Zweig's biography focuses on the human emotions of the participants and victims of the French Revolution, making it both an engrossingly compelling read and a sweeping and informative history.
"Certainly no one can arise unmoved from the reading of this powerful work." -- The New Republic
"Excellent biography." -- The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802139092
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
Grove Great Lives
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
476
Sales rank:
260,094
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.07(h) x 1.32(d)

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