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5.0 out of 5 stars Antonia Fraser dispels the myths, 22 Jan. 2008
This review is from: Marie Antoinette (Paperback)
A highly recommended book. Superb research, if a little one sided but still a very engaging book that takes in the queen's entire journey. The pace is slow to start but still captivating from chapter one. As a historical book, it sticks to the facts for the most part although with the supposed affair with the Swede Fersen, there is no proper evidence and the author seems to really wish it happened just as if it would make up for all the sadness in the queen's life. As a story it is quite magnificent. What a life! And it captures that dignity to the very end. The only criticism is the real causes of the revolution are not put into proper context here to show that she died because of what she represented in the French people's eyes. Nevertheless, Marie Antoinette is redeemed in my eyes.
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