Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria-France, 1769

Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria-France, 1769

by Kathryn Lasky
4.6 116

Hardcover

$7.63 $10.99 Save 31% Current price is $7.63, Original price is $10.99. You Save 31%.
View All Available Formats & Editions

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Eligible for FREE SHIPPING

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria-france 1769 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 116 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is extremly good. Many people think Marie Antoinette was a dumb french person. Read this and think differently. It tells of all the changes she went through and how she hated most of them.You learn how rediculus the french were and why the French Revolution happened.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book it was written soooooo well! I wish I could read it over and over again!!! Good Job Kathryn Lasky!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Too great! It makes her soud so....nice. Loived It!Really Captured the emotions of her about er betrothed!Much Luv!i have read it about 5 times.Can put it down!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome!it tells about her pre-teen year all through her engagment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Marie Antoinette was a wonderful character and never once lost my attention.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I originally became interested with Marie Antionette because I wanted to see if she was really the snob history had portrayed her to be. I read the book, and fell in love with it almost instantly. I know excatly how Marie felt when she recieved the news that she was to be wed to the Dauphin of France. Her mother was extremely demanding, and she had to learn everything about France and educate herself in the culture as much as she could for the last few years of her stay in Austria. I loved reading the passages of her carefree life before the shroud was whisked away to reveal the real world. I felt so sorry for Marie, being engaged to somone she didn't even know. She tried to make the best of things, get to know her future husband, and even endure the tedious french lessons. But when she finally met her husband, all the lies and illusions she was made to belive about him'like the false picture painted for her'melted away, and she was left to face the bare truth alone. How awful it must of been for a fifteen year-old to marry an ugly man years ahead of her age. And the rigity and strickness of the court of Versailles! Why, spending money and buying expensive clothes and jewlry was condidered the proper etiquette of that time! I was shocked to learn this. I had never known the real side of the story. Poor Marie! But she adjusted to that life quickly, and I was very impressed that she befriended her husband and made the best of things. I enjoyed this diary, not only becuase of the history and setting, but of Marie's charecter. She showed some Christian quality in befriending her husband and his sisters. She could of just left them alone and focused on herself. And she handled Madam Du Barry very well. The poor was friendless in that vast court of etiquette and politics. She only did what she thought best. And despite all her lessons, she was never taught how to rule. So it wasn't her fault if her actions portrayed her as a selfish, fat snob.' And by the way, anyone would get fat if all they did was eat, party, and spend money. It wasn't her fault. She had no way to exersise.'And I totolly disagree with the 'History and Jesus freak.' Seems like this person focused only on the negative, and I found SOME Dear America books much more boring then the royal diaries. What would Jesus say to Marie Antionette? Would he call her a greedy, fat, stupid, snob who only thought of herself? He created her, so really you are critizising God when you slam Marie. And would God be pleased if you used profanity like that on a book review? Is that really good Christian behavior? As God says in Luke 6:41 'And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own's eye?' Meaning, you point out the small sins in other peoples life, but you fail to realize or admit your own sins. In other words, you shouldn't go saying, oh Marie broke the ten commmandments or thinks only of herself! What she did was not right, but it was even worse to point out her faults without questioning your own. Anyway, this book was my favorite of all the royal diaries and has lost none of it's charm throughout the years. I still thouroughly enjoy reading the book over and over again. And sorry if I got a little intense, but I was hurt to hear my favorite book critized so I wanted prove why it was wrong. And I do admit that I have my faults, so I'm not saying that I am better than anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though it is based off of ttue facts it is not a biography. This is one of ny favorite books and i recommend it to anyone who likes historical books or the other Royal diaries
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this a biography??????????
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book. It did a good job of showing how she didn't mean to be mean. She just didn't know how to be queen. It's sad how her story ends and that could have been prevented if she and her husband had been taught more about what it takes to rule a country. Also, I would like to point out to 'History and Jesus Freak' reviewer: everyone has faults, some more than others, and if she had been a perfect obedient angel of a daughter and clean of sin, she wouldn't be interesting. Additionally, just because you believe that people are supposed to obey the commandment 'Honor thy mother and father' doesn't mean everyone does. She wasn't fat either. She was vain, yes, but she wasn't fat or a slob. In fact, she was the opposite. She was very obsessed about her looks. She was greedy and vain and ignorant, but those are faults that a lot of people have.
Anonymous 24 days ago
It was fun imaging life in court as a princess.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havn't red this book yet but i think i will LOVE it. So i will read it and find out. I love books like this so i rille think'll like it. So will rate it naw. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a truly amazing story about a girl who struggles to find her place in the royal court. This can relate to other girls who feel like they don' t belong. I recommend this for anyone who likes lots of drama and action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book an also a good history book to learn about the French Revolution!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book on marie antonette is one of the best books to get information about hermagisees life and the true story on how she lived her life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good way to introduce someone to the life of marie antoinette.
Sparklesrich1 More than 1 year ago
I am in the fifth grade and loved this book! It was a great story and I really liked how it was in diary form! There were definitely some words  that I couldn't understand [ the ones that were in French ] but the story was still amazing. I would recommend this book to fifth or sixth graders. It would probably be too hard for grades lower than fifth and probably too easy for grades higher than sixth but that totally depends on your reading level!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i really love this time of Kings and Queens,i find it so awsome!The way things were long ago and how we have evolved.I just love The war of the Roses to The Tudor Dynasty.So forth and so forth.it's just fabulous how things were.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is good for Grade 3-4 students to read. It is not a thick book, but it is still good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago