Download Free The Story of Marie-Antoinette PDF by Anna L. Bicknell Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1897 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download Free The Life of Marie Antoinette PDF by Charlotte Mary Yonge Full Book and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2017-12-05 with total page 470 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reproduction of the original.
Download Free The Life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France PDF by Charles Duke Yonge Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1878 with total page 462 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download Free Marie-Antoinette PDF by Helene Delalex Full Book and published by Getty Publications. This book was released on 2016-07-01 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Marie-Antoinette (1755–1793) continues to fascinate historians, writers, and filmmakers more than two centuries after her death. She became a symbol of the excesses of France’s aristocracy in the eighteenth century that helped pave the way to dissolution of the country’s monarchy. The great material privileges she enjoyed and her glamorous role as an arbiter of fashion and a patron of the arts in the French court, set against her tragic death on the scaffold, still spark the popular imagination. In this gorgeously illustrated volume, the authors find a fresh and nuanced approach to Marie-Antoinette’s much-told story through the objects and locations that made up the fabric of her world. They trace the major events of her life, from her upbringing in Vienna as the archduchess of Austria, to her ascension to the French throne, to her execution at the hands of the revolutionary tribunal. The exquisite objects that populated Marie-Antoinette’s rarefied surroundings—beautiful gowns, gilt-mounted furniture, chinoiserie porcelains, and opulent tableware—are depicted. But so too are possessions representing her personal pursuits and private world, including her sewing kit, her harp, her children’s toys, and even the simple cotton chemise she wore as a condemned prisoner. The narrative is sprinkled with excerpts from her correspondence, which offer a glimpse into her personality and daily life. Visually rich and engaging, Marie-Antoinette offers a fascinating look at the multifaceted life of France’s last, ill-fated queen.
Download Free Marie Antoinette PDF by Dena Goodman Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-23 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Marie-Antoinette is one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in all of French history. This volume explores the many struggles by various individuals and groups to put right Marie's identity, and it simultaneously links these struggles to larger destabilizations in social, political and gender systems in France. Looking at how Marie was represented in politics, art, literature and journalism, the contributors to this volume reveal how crucial political and cultural contexts were enacted "on the body of the queen" and on the complex identity of Marie. Taken together, these essays suggest that it is precisely because she came to represent the contradictions in the social, political and gender systems of her era, that Marie remains such an important historical figure.
Download Free The Story of Marie-Antoinette PDF by Bicknell L Full Book and published by Hardpress Publishing. This book was released on 2013-01 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
Download Free Marie Antoinette PDF by Evelyne Lever Full Book and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2001-09-24 with total page 380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A biography of the French queen explores the intrigue surrounding her life from her birth, through her unhappy marriage, her lavish life at Versailles, to the events leading up to her death by beheading during the French Revolution.
Download Free My Story: Marie Antoinette PDF by Kathryn Lasky Full Book and published by Scholastic UK. This book was released on 2014-04-03 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Young Marie Antoinette has a recurring nightmare, in which the broken head of her porcelain doll is her own. Marie Antoinette doesn't know her fate, but she knows her destiny is to one day be the Queen of France. But all the preparation in the world cannot equip her for the adventure she is about to embark upon.
Download Free Farewell My Queens: from Marie Antoinette to Farah Diba PDF by Ellie Abdi Full Book and published by Livre de Lyon. This book was released on 2022-06-29 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There has been much written, from many perspectives, about the French revolution and Marie Antoinette over the years. however, Farewell My Queens, from Marie Antoinette to Farah Diba, by Dr. Ellie Abdi, Stewart Essence Parr, Nooshin Manshadi and edited by Marjorie Sara Mamman is the fi rst I have read that compares the tragic lives of the queen of France and those of the three ill-fated queens of Iran: Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, Soraya Esfandyari Bakhteyari, and Farah Diba. While these Persian queens did not share the ultimate sacrifi ce of death under the blade of the guillotine, as did Marie Antoinette, as outsiders, these four queens all endured the stifl ing and controlling life at court and the pressure to produce an heir.
Download Free Marie Antoinette's Head PDF by Will Bashor Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2013-10-16 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Marie Antoinette has remained atop the popular cultural landscape for centuries for the daring in style and fashion that she brought to 18th century France. For the better part of the queen’s reign, one man was entrusted with the sole responsibility of ensuring that her coiffure was at its most ostentatious best. Who was this minister of fashion who wielded such tremendous influence over the queen’s affairs? Winner of the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Scholarship, Marie Antoinette’s Head: The Royal Hairdresser, The Queen, and the Revolution charts the rise of Leonard Autie from humble origins as a country barber in the south of France to the inventor of the Pouf and premier hairdresser to Queen Marie-Antoinette. By unearthing a variety of sources from the 18th and 19th centuries, including memoirs (including Léonard’s own), court documents, and archived periodicals the author, French History professor and expert Will Bashor, tells Autie’s mostly unknown story. Bashor chronicles Leonard’s story, the role he played in the life of his most famous client, and the chaotic and history-making world in which he rose to prominence. Besides his proximity to the queen, Leonard also had a most fascinating life filled with sex (he was the only man in a female dominated court), seduction, intrigue, espionage, theft, exile, treason, and possibly, execution.
Download Free Marie Antoinette PDF by Stefan Zweig Full Book and published by Grove Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 500 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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
Download Free In Search of Marie-Antoinette in the 1930s PDF by T. Lawrence Larkin Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2019-04-02 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Search of Marie-Antoinette in the 1930s follows Austrian biographer Stefan Zweig, American producer Irving Thalberg, and Canadian-American actress Norma Shearer as they attempt to uncover personal aspects of Marie-Antoinette’s life at the French court in the late eighteenth-century and to dramatize them in biography, cinema, and performance for public consumption during the 1930s. The first chapter establishes the core subject as an inquiry into the respective contributions of Zweig, Thalberg, and Shearer in formulating an “objective” or “authentic” image of “Marie-Antoinette.” The three chapters that follow examine in some detail how Zweig pursued research and drafted the psychological biography at his Salzburg home, Thalberg acquired film rights to the best-selling book and fought the censors to preserve the more sensational aspects of the screenplay at the Culver City studio, and Shearer worked closely with a new producer to give the script a strong romantic angle and to perform the character of the queen on the sound stage. The professionals’ research standards and strategic objectives are weighed in the formulation of a new myth at once sensitive to the historical record and suited to the leisure market.
Download Free The Story of Marie Antoinette PDF by Francis Lawrance Bickley Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1912 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download Free Marie Antoinette's Confidante PDF by Geri Walton Full Book and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2016-09-30 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Marie Antoinette has always fascinated readers worldwide. Yet perhaps no one knew her better than one of her closest confidantes, Marie Thérèse, the Princess de Lamballe. The Princess became superintendent of the Queens household in 1774, and through her relationship with Marie Antoinette, a unique perspective of the lavishness and daily intrigue at Versailles is exposed. Born into the famous House of Savoy in Turin, Italy, Marie Thérèse was married at the age of seventeen to the Prince de Lamballe; heir to one of the richest fortunes in France. He transported her to the gold-leafed and glittering chandeliered halls of the Château de Versailles, where she soon found herself immersed in the political and sexual scandals that surrounded the royal court. As the plotters and planners of Versailles sought, at all costs, to gain the favor of Louis XVI and his Queen, the Princess de Lamballe was there to witness it all. This book reveals the Princess de Lamballes version of these events and is based on a wide variety of historical sources, helping to capture the waning days and grisly demise of the French monarchy. The story immerses you in a world of titillating sexual rumors, bloodthirsty revolutionaries, and hair-raising escape attempts and is a must read for anyone interested in Marie Antoinette, the origins of the French Revolution, or life in the late 18th Century.
Download Free Marie-Antoinette PDF by John Hardman Full Book and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2019-10-29 with total page 401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new look which fundamentally overturns our understanding of this famously "out of touch" queen “Presents [Marie-Antoinette] as much more than a symbol whose meaning is in the eye of her beholder . . . neither martyr nor voluptuary but rather a serious participant in politics.”—Lynn Hunt, New York Review of Books “Splendid. . . . Masterly. . . . A wonderfully gripping biography.”—Allan Massie, Wall Street Journal Named a Book of the Year (2020) by The Spectator Who was the real Marie-Antoinette? She was mistrusted and reviled in her own time, and today she is portrayed as a lightweight incapable of understanding the events that engulfed her. In this new account, John Hardman redresses the balance and sheds fresh light on Marie-Antoinette’s story. Hardman shows how Marie-Antoinette played a significant but misunderstood role in the crisis of the monarchy. Drawing on new sources, he describes how, from the outset, Marie-Antoinette refused to prioritize the aggressive foreign policy of her mother, Maria-Theresa, bravely took over the helm from Louis XVI after the collapse of his morale, and, when revolution broke out, listened to the Third Estate and worked closely with repentant radicals to give the constitutional monarchy a fighting chance. For the first time, Hardman demonstrates exactly what influence Marie-Antoinette had and when and how she exerted it.
Download Free Confessions of Marie Antoinette PDF by Juliet Grey Full Book and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2013-09-24 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A novel for fans of Philippa Gregory and Michelle Moran, Confessions of Marie Antoinette blends rich historical detail with searing drama, bringing to life the first years of the French Revolution and the final days of the legendary French queen. Versailles, 1789. As the burgeoning rebellion reaches the palace gates, Marie Antoinette finds her privileged and peaceful life swiftly upended by violence. Once her loyal subjects, the people of France now seek to overthrow the crown, placing the heirs of the Bourbon dynasty in mortal peril. Displaced to the Tuileries Palace in Paris, the royal family is propelled into the heart of the Revolution. There, despite a few staunch allies, they are surrounded by cunning spies and vicious enemies. Yet despite the political and personal threats against her, Marie Antoinette remains, above all, a devoted wife and mother, standing steadfastly by her husband, Louis XVI, and protecting their young son and daughter. And though the queen secretly attempts to arrange her family’s rescue from the clutches of the rebels, she finds that they can neither outrun the dangers encircling them nor escape their shocking fate. Advance praise for Confessions of Marie Antoinette “Juliet Grey brings her trilogy on Marie Antoinette’s life to a triumphant finale, depicting with sensitivity and compelling vividness the collapse of a bygone glamorous world and the courageous transformation of its ill-fated queen.”—C. W. Gortner, author of The Queen’s Vow “A heartfelt journey with Marie Antoinette in her wrenching last days . . . We see the end looming that is still veiled from her eyes, and knowing her hopes are in vain makes it all the more poignant. Far from the ‘let them eat cake’ woman of legend, Juliet Grey’s Marie Antoinette reveals herself to be a person we can admire for her courage, her loyalty, and her love of her family and her adopted country, France.”—Margaret George Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.