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Vilipendée par les uns, sanctifiée par les autres, l'« Autrichienne » Marie-Antoinette est la reine la plus méconnue de l'histoire de France. Il fallut attendre Stefan Zweig, en 1933, pour que la passion cède à la vérité.
S'appuyant sur les archives de l'empire autrichien et sur la correspondance du comte Axel de Fersen, qu'il fut le premier à pouvoir consulter intégralemen
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Mass Market Paperback, 506 pages
Published January 5th 2006 by Le Livre de Poche (first published 1932)
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Teresa
Aug 10, 2014 Teresa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've now read three different types of books by Zweig: a novella (Chess Story), a memoir (The World of Yesterday) and this biography. Though I'm more likely to read another of his novellas instead of another of his biographies, against expectation, I found this the most entertaining of the three books, but also the most problematic.

It's written in a very engaging style (though with too many exclamation points for my taste) and I zipped through it as I neared the end. Unlike with his memoir, in w
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Raya  Ka'abneh
Jun 12, 2016 Raya Ka'abneh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

"ما من أحدٍ سوى أولئك الذين لم يتعرّفوا إلى حقائق الحياة، يستطيع الانغماس إلى هذه الدرجة في اللهو واللعب. ولكن الملكة التي تنسى شعبها إنما تخاطر مخاطرة كبرى"


ماري أنطوانيت الملكة المُثيرة للجدل، التي صارت سيرتها مجالاً خصباً لكل الأقاويل والتأويلات والتفسيرات.
هذه الشخصية التي يعتبرها الكثيرون بغيضة ومثالاً للملكة والحاكمة المبذّرة المتعالية المتغطرسة.. متاجهلين تماماً أنها تزوجت بسن أقرب للطفولة زواجاً كان هدفه الرئيسي تعزيز المصالح السياسية مع آل البوربون في فرنسا، هذه الطفلة الطائشة التي ارت
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Sue
The writings of Stefan Zweig, who died over 70 years ago, are now enjoying a sort of resurgence as they are being published again and are being introduced to new generations of readers. Personally, I have now read four of his works this year including this biography, his autobiography, The World of Yesterday, and two works of fiction, Chess Story and Fantastic Night & Other Stories. In all these works, Zweig proves himself to be an excellent storyteller. He can write well and he has made the ...more
Bushra
لم أقرأ لستيفان زيفايغ سابقاً أعرف فقط أنه روائي وعندما وجدت أنه مؤلف سيرة ذاتية لماري انطوانيت توقعت أنه سيتجاوز الصورة السياسية المسطحة وسيضيف لها أبعاداً انسانية ونفسية واجتماعية وكان ما توقعت.. أسلوب روائي مشوق ساحر وساخر وفيه كثير تفاصيل شخصية لكن أبداً لا يختلق أحداثاً من عنده بل يتعمق ويحلل الشخصيات والظروف والأحداث ويتحرى الصدق ويعرف كيف يقبل ويرفض المصادر والأقاويل وكأنه يكتب بحث.. مدهش حجم الأحداث التي يمكن استنتاجها من خلال المذكرات والرسائل لأشخاص متفرقين..
يفتتح الكتاب بقوله أن ماري
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Laura
This book is the most complete biography of Marie Antoinette I have ever read.

First at all, the author made a huge research work in order to bring the historical facts which surrounded the Marie Antoinette's life.

In the first part of the book, Antoinette is described as a young monarch which her main concern, once she married Louis XVI, is to enjoy life as much as possible. In the meantime, the Habsburgs are trying to guide her destiny specially when she became Queen of France. Due to Louis' im
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Aug 29, 2016 The Books Blender rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Quando ero piccola, lo ricordo ancora con un poco di nostalgia, all'esame di quinta elementare portai la Rivoluzione francese, questo grande caos travolgente che ingarbuglia un regno per creare la base dei moderni sistemi giuridici. Okay, all"epoca ero più affascinata dal popolo che si ribella, che - con fermezza e dopo anni e anni di oppressioni - grida per farsi ascoltare dai potenti chiusi nei loro castelli d
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Roberto
Dec 10, 2015 Roberto rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La storia raccontata da Zweig in questa biografia è quella arcinota di Maria Antonietta d'Asburgo-Lorena, ultima regina di Francia, moglie di Luigi XVI.

Arcinota, dicevo. Certo. Ma perché è arcinota? Lo è perché Zweig si prese la briga, nel 1932, di scrivere questo bellissimo libro che rivede e rivaluta la figura di questa donna così discussa. Il modo di raccontare, la cura dei dettagli, la descrizione del quadro storico e l’indagine psicologica rendono questo libro coinvolgente, avvincente e mol
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Latifah.
Jul 09, 2016 Latifah. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
أفضل دائمًا كتب السيرة الذاتيه، لوصفها أحداث ربما تكون لأول مرة نقلت عن صاحبها، أول قراءة لـ ستيفان محلل سياسي دقيق الوصف.
Jill
What is the sum of a life? The manner in which an individual toiled away the majority of her living hours, the way history chooses to remember her, or how she approaches her final days, trying to live while knowing all that awaits her is death? In evaluating the sum of Marie-Antoinette’s life, the answer to this question is critical. Her rich story has been combed over by many a magnifying glass both during and after her reign as Queen of France, and it’s so full of anomalies that more than two ...more
د. حمدان
Jan 25, 2015 د. حمدان rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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ماري أنطوانيت ستيفان زفايغ

إن هذه الرواية أحد الأمثلة القوية عندما يقوم الروائي بدور المؤرخ ويقدّم حدثاً تاريخياً بأمانة وتمحيص بأقصى ما يمكن له مؤرخ "محايد". ولا يمكنني هنا من أن أخفي أنه ذكرني عندما كان تولستوي يعرض كلام المؤرخين المختلفين عن الحملة الفرنسية على روسيا في روايته الملحمية "الحرب والسلام".
يقدم لنا زفايغ في هذا العمل ماري أنطوانيت منذ بدايات حكايتها مع التاج الفرنسي.. إلى وصولها المقصلة وتدحرج رأسها على أشلاء الملكية الفرنسية.

والمثير في الأمر أن زفايغ قدم لنا الثورة الفرنسية كما ل
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Yann


Marie-Antoinette est une biographie écrite par Stefan Zweig, un écrivain autrichien de l’entre-deux-guerre, qui relate la vie de celle qui fut la reine de France lors de la Révolution Française. Il pose un regard très bienveillant sur sa compatriote, pour ne pas dire un peu complaisant. Comme ses autres biographies, Zweig fait montre de qualités pédagogiques, alliant à la fois la clarté de l’exposition avec le piquant du récit psychologique. Tout conspire à captiver le lecteur, et à l’intéresser
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Esra
Jun 05, 2015 Esra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tarihsel bir karakterin biyografisini yazarken tamamen objektif olmak zor olsa da kitabın ilk sayfalarında yazarın bakış açısı çokça hissediliyor. Hikayeleştirilmiş bir biyografiyi okur gibi oluyor insan. İlerleyen sayfalarda Zweig’in yazım gücünün etkisiyle okuyucu olayların içine çekiliyor,kitap kolaylıkla ve zevk vererek akıp gidiyor. Bunda tarihsel olayların salt olay olarak anlatılmayıp ustaca yapılmış karakter analizlerinin etkisinin de olduğunu söylemeliyim. Ancak sonuç olarak ilk başlard ...more
Ciruela
Mar 16, 2015 Ciruela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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--Yo solía gobernar el mundo
los mares se alzaban cuando yo lo ordenaba.
Ahora, cuando llega la mañana, yo duermo solo,
barro las calles que antes solía poseer
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Yo solía tirar los dados,
sentía el miedo en los ojos de mi enemigo.
Escuchaba cómo la gente cantaba:
"ahora que el viejo rey ha muerto, ¡larga vida al rey!"

Por un minuto yo tenía la llave,
al siguiente las paredes estaban cerradas ante mí.
Y descubrí que mis castillos estaban construidos
sobre pilares de sal y pilares de arena.

Por alguna razón qu
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charta
Feb 11, 2013 charta rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Il taglio è fortemente narrativo. Più che una biografia sembra di leggere il diario della regina delle brioches (per me, sin da quando mi sono imbattuta in lei per la prima volta, altro non è stata). Al meno sino ad ora si percepisce una sottile vena agiografica; attitudine coraggiosa essendo questa sovrana una delle figure storicamente più sgradite.
Molto significativi gli spaccati sull'alta politica del periodo, più "ad personam" di quanto un moderno non addetto ai lavori possa immaginare. Feno
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Diana
Nov 06, 2008 Diana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've always steered clear of biographies on the premise that 400+ pages about any one person must be overkill. My dad strongly recommended this one, though, and I thought I'd give it a try. Much to my (pleasant) surprise, this book kept me interested on every page and through every chapter. Marie Antoinette's life history and the context both of her marriage to Louis XVI and the French Revolution are fascinating. It's not light reading, but it's certainly worth the effort. I really enjoyed it.
Ella
Dec 08, 2015 Ella rated it liked it
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Il est difficile de choisir une biographie sur Marie-Antoinette. Dire qu'elle a été trop étudiée pour son importance historique n'est pas faux. Le nombre de biographies sur elle comparativement au nombre de son mari sont sans équivoque. Elle est plus adorée, plus connue que le roi et cela pour la première fois de l'histoire. Jamais reine de France n'a surpassé son mari au panthéon de la gloire, si ce n'est Marie-Antoinette.

Pourquoi sommes-nous autant fascinés par cette reine martyre, par cette r
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Oscar Gonzalez
Aug 23, 2015 Oscar Gonzalez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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María Antonieta es de esos personajes que todos creemos conocer, a través de una sola frase que en realidad no dijo. Como Sherlock Holmes, exactamente. En este libro no se la reivindica, pero tampoco la denuesta. Se la presenta simplemente como un ser humano, un ser humano que no estaba la altura de unas circunstancias extraordinarias mientras estuvo en cúspide, pero que una vez perdido ese mundo que tenía a su disposición reveló lo que pudo haber sido.
De una sobriedad y una mesura exquisita. Má
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Liliana Pinto
Jul 13, 2013 Liliana Pinto rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nos últimos anos têm existido uma proliferação de biografias sobre Maria Antonieta. Mas, na minha opinião, nenhuma delas é tão exata quanto a escrita por Stefan Zweig.

Quando peguei neste livro fiquei um pouco assustada com a forma como está escrito e os seus capítulos um pouco longos. Ao inicio foi um pouco complicado avançar no livro, porque a existência de diálogos é quase nula e a forma como está escrito requer uma atenção especial. Mas a partir da página 100 consegui apanhar o ritmo certo e
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Marie Antoinette, Stefan Zweig
عنوان: ماری آنتوانت؛ نویسنده: اشتفان تسوایک؛ مترجم: رضا مشایخی؛ مقدمه: علی دشتی؛ تهران، کمانگیر، 1363، در 388 ص؛ موضوع: زندگی ماری آنتوانت همسر لوئی شانزدهم پادشاه فرانسه قرن 20 م
Reham
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كتاب كشف الكثير من خفايا حياة ماري انطوانيت،فهي الاميرة زوجة ولي العهد لويس السادس عشر اللاهية لا هم لهاالا الاستمتاع لاقصي الدرجات،لا دخل لها بمجريات الامور في فرنسا ولا عن حياة الشعب في البلد التي سيحكمها زوجها مستقبلا ،رغم توصيات ماري تريز والدتها وامبراطورة النمسابأنها ملكة ويجب العيش بطريقة لائقة بملكة فرنسا ..لكن لاحياة لمن تنادي ...

لم تفق وتغير من حياتها الا بعد الثورة الفرنسية ضد الملك تبدلت الشخصية وظهر معدن "ماري انطوانيت "في قدرتها علي التصرف في الامور والمكائد التى كانت تتعرض لها وضع
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Kittaroo
Jan 30, 2015 Kittaroo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
La migliore biografia che abbia mai letto. Appassionante come un romanzo e precisa come un saggio.
Una scrittura agile e brillante che non scade mai nel pedante o nel patetico (ed è stato scritto nel 32), così avvincente da costringerti a procrastinare qualunque attività come se non se ne conoscesse il finale. Splendido.
Alijwad
Jul 24, 2015 Alijwad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
انه كتاب اعتبره من اجمل الكتب التي قرأتها .
Tiadeets
Jul 27, 2014 Tiadeets rated it it was amazing
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Une de mes amies m'a prêté ce livre me le conseillant chaudement. Passionnée d'Histoire, j'ai commencé à la lire et tout de suite, je me retrouvée happée par le style de Stefan Zweig et la façon habitée qu'il a de raconter l'histoire de Marie-Antoinette.
On en apprend énormément sur cette personnalité historique de premier plan que l'on connait peu (à part quelques épisodes de sa vie et sa fin), mais également sur cette période, sur le pourquoi du comment. Une fois que l'on a commencé notre plon
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Imen Prima
Jan 08, 2013 Imen Prima rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Si je devais noter le travail de l'auteur, le plaisir que j'ai eu à lire cette excellente biographie, j'aurais donné 5 étoiles, mais je ne peux m'empêcher de noter au passage l'objet même du livre, cette Marie Antoinette, je donne 4 étoiles parce que cette femme ordinaire au destin si extraordinaire ne me semble pas grande par son âme, elle a payé de sa tête les crimes qu'elle a commis contre la "République" naissante, elle a payé pour ses années de pures folies, excès et gaspillages, elle a pay ...more
Hend mostafa
Feb 05, 2016 Hend mostafa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
بالرغم من حياة مارى انطونيت المستهترة فى بداية حياتها , فلم املك الا التعاطف معها
خطبت وهى طفلة وتزوجت مراهقة بصفقة سياسية , ابرم الصفقة والدتها امبراطورة النمسا العظيمة مارى تريز ولويس الخامس عشر ملك فرنسا
مارى انطونيت من الاشخاص لا تشعر بعظمة قواها الا عندما واجهت الخطر فعاشت مستهترة وماتت قديسة
كلما رأى المرء رؤوسا تسقط حولة خاف على رأسة من السقوط
هكذا عاشت فرنسا بعد الثورة فوضى استغلال بربرية رؤوس ع المقصلة .. عكس الافكار التى نادت بها الثورة
(فلم يبقى من شعار الثورة (الحرية او الموت
سوى الم
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Linda Rogers
Jun 27, 2011 Linda Rogers rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a very slow read BUT very interesing! Mr. Zweig (an Austrian, like Marie Antoinette) wrote this book in the 40's using data from scores of letters (among other historical documents). I read this book a few years after Marie Antoinette, The Journey, and I learned a great deal more about the life of Marie Antoinette from it! Zweig goes into great detail about many historical events involving the last Queen of France - from the extravagance of her early years to the sparse humiliating ...more
Meteori
Nov 14, 2015 Meteori rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jedan istorijski roman, što se vidi i iz samog naslova. Pisac je nastojao da bude što objektivniji i da sagleda obe strane - i rojalističku i revolucionarnu, što možda i ne čudi toliko jer je živio u znatno kasnije vrijeme. Veliki plus romanu je što činjenice nisu suhoparno nabačene u knjizi nego je sve ispričano kroz jednu povezanu i zanimljivu priču.
Knjiga jeste malo duža i na početku čitalac može pomisliti da će se radnja razvući u nedogled, ali se čitajući shvata da sve napisano dobija smis
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Ludmilamirono
Jul 10, 2016 Ludmilamirono rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very engaging biography, full of empathy without taking sides in character description, the author tries to understand Marie Antoinette and show the path of her development. Overall an enjoyable reading.
Julia
Jan 30, 2016 Julia rated it really liked it
Une biographie passionnante et facile à comprendre (malgré mes connaissances très limitées en ce qui concerne l'histoire de France) qui va bien au-delà des clichés pesant souvent sur ce personnage trop mal connu.
Clara
Jun 17, 2012 Clara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really admire the style of Stefan Zweig and the mixture of the historical review and his kind of commenting Marie Antoinettes behaviour is stunning. Okay, I have to tell you that the first 100 pages were a bit hard for me because Zweig is a bit repetitive about the young age of Marie Antoinettes marriage and her childish character, but after having overcome this barrier this book was constantly in my mind. I learned a lot about rococo and French Revolution and I really liked Zweigs conclusion ...more
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Stefan Zweig was one of the world's most famous writers during the 1920s and 1930s, especially in the U.S., South America and Europe. He produced novels, plays, biographies and journalist pieces. Among his most famous works are Beware of Pity, Letter from and Unknown Woman and Mary, Queen of Scotland and the Isles. He and his second wife committed suicide in 1942.

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“Lightly, caressingly, Marie Antoinette picked up the crown as a gift. She was still too young to know that life never gives anything for nothing, and that a price is always exacted for what fate bestows. She did not think she would have to pay a price. She simply accepted the rights of her royal position and performed no duties in exchange. She wanted to combine two things which are, in actual human experience, incompatible; she wanted to reign and at the same time to enjoy.” 8 likes
“Lightly, caressingly, Marie Antoinette picked up the crown as a gift. She was still too young to know that life never gives anything for nothing, and that a price is always exacted for what fate bestows. She did not think she would have to pay a price.” 2 likes
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