A Day With Marie Antoinette

A Day With Marie Antoinette

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Featuring personal correspondence, lavish illustrations, and a wealth of unpublished material, this handsome slipcased volume reveals an intimate portrait of Marie Antoinette, her personal collections, and Versailles. Marie Antoinette was a mirror of her time. Never has a queen been so passionately admired and adulated, then hunted, vilified, and defamed. Spanning her tragically brief yet passionate life—from the young queen playing a shepherdess on stage, unaware of the turmoil in the capital, to France’s guillotined “martyr queen"—the author demystifies the legend, unveiling the woman behind the queen, and the wife and mother behind the sovereign.  
Readers will experience the palatial luxury of the queen’s Versailles by tracing Marie Antoinette’s footsteps through the royal residence, as well as discovering her voice through rare letters and encountering little-known works in her private art collection.

Publisher: Paris : Flammarion, [2015]
Edition: English language edition
ISBN: 9782080202109
2080202103
Branch Call Number: 944.03509 D3731d 2015
Characteristics: 222 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Mellor, Barbara
Alternative Title: Marie Antoinette

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d2013 Jan 21, 2016

Recommended to anyone who is a fan of Marie-Antoinette. Interesting read!

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