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The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette by Carolly Erickson Online



The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette

The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette

  • Title: The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette
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  • ISBN : 9780312361501
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 343 pages


Imagine that, on the night before she is to die under the blade of the guillotine, Marie Antoinette leaves behind in her prison cell a diary telling the story of her life from her privileged childhood as Austrian Archduchess to her years as glamorous mistress of Versailles to the heartbreak of imprisonment and humiliation during the French Revolution.Carolly Erickson take Imagine that, on the night before she is to die under the blade of the guillotine, Marie Antoinette leaves behind in her prison cell a diary telling the story of her life from her privileged childhood as Austrian Archduchess to her years as glamorous mistress of Versailles to the heartbreak of imprisonment and humiliation during the French Revolution.Carolly Erickson takes the reader deep into the psyche of France s doomed queen her love affair with handsome Swedish diplomat Count Axel Fersen, who risked his life to save her her fears on the terrifying night the Parisian mob broke into her palace bedroom intent on murdering her and her family her harrowing attempted flight from France in disguise her recapture and the grim months of harsh captivity her agony when her beloved husband was guillotined and her young son was torn from her arms, never to be seen again.Erickson brilliantly captures the queen s voice, her hopes, her dreads, and her suffering We follow, mesmerized, as she reveals every detail of her remarkable, eventful life from her teenage years when she began keeping a diary to her final days when she awaited her own bloody appointment with the guillotine


Author Carolly Erickson

Distinguished historian Carolly Erickson is the author of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette, The First Elizabeth, Great Catherine, Alexandra and many other prize winning works of fiction and nonfiction She lives in Hawaii.




The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette Reviews (31)

  • This book was pretty good I have not read much about Marie Antoinette, though I did see the movie the recent movie and liked it.This book is told from Marie s pov, which is nice She is kind of naive, silly, but innocent Her husband Louis is portrayed as mentally deficient not in terms of learning bu [..]

  • Carrolly Erickson does everything in her power in this book to make Marie Antoinette appear self absorbed, insensitive, vacuous, and oversexed, then expects you to be incensed when her enemies come to the same conclusion I was baffled why suddenly she was some Great Queen who was victimized by the c [..]

  • This was a decent historical fiction novel written in a diary format, which provides a first person voice to the life of Marie Antoinette As the author notes at the conclusion of the book, this is a work of fiction, not fact a historical entertainment, not an attempt at historical reconstruction [..]

  • My second time to read a biography of the deposed Queen of France Marie Antoinette 1755 1793 The first book I read about her was Antonia Fraser s Marie Antoinette The Journey 4 stars I really liked it so I told myself that I wanted to read books about this queen If Fraser s book is told in third pe [..]

  • It s no secret that I enjoy historical accuracy when it comes to historical fiction, particularly when it s about my favorite subject, Marie Antoinette But in the end when it comes to accuracy, I ask myself Could this book the events the characterization have been plausible, and was it a good read T [..]

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