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Fear No More
The story of the corruption and betrayal of a small boy, Louis, son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, whose short and tragic life spanned the early stages of the French Revolution.
Published 1968 by Reynal & Company
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So I first saw this book on a list of YA fiction about the Revolution. It's not YA fiction at all, or at best, it is for a limited audience. Not because of the "adult" element (more on that in a minute), but because of the quality of Chapman's writing. It may be that there are 13 year-old kids out there who can get what she pulls off in Fear No More, but not many. She is literally telling the story of the Revolution through the eyes of Louis Charles, the younger son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoin ...more
Hester W. Chapman (1899-1976) was one of the well-known authors and a specialist on the Tudors and Stuarts.More about Hester W. Chapman...