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The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette

Author: Erickson, Carolly

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Format:Paperback

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The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette : 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.


Category   Subject
Fiction   General
Fiction   Historical

ISBN 13:9780312361501
ISBN 10:0312361505
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:341
Size:8.00" l x 5.50" w x 0.80" h
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