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Flaunting, Extravagant Queen (French Revolution #3)

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At the age of fifteen, Marie Antoinette, beautiful and charming bride to the impotent Dauphin, is plunged into the intrigue of Versailles.
Frivolous and reckless, she flouts the strict and demanding etiquette of the glittering court, and discovers the true nature of hate . . . and love.
But the clouds of revolution are overhead, and Marie Antoinette, who only wished to enjoy
Published (first published 1957)
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At first, I wasn't fond of the writing style - not because it wasn't modern but because it just didn't seem to lend itself to much depth. But by the end of the book, I felt it was well worth the read. The gradual evolution of Antoinette's character was well portrayed and the ending was very moving. I suppose the lack of depth in the beginning was merely because Antoinette herself lacked much depth until her world began to change.

I do have two complaints though. The same adjectives seemed to be u
Jahnavi Jha
The writing style is the main downside of this book. The characterizations are surprisingly poor. The descriptions are very childish and the most shocking bit is that revolution is portrayed in the worst way possible. Overall, this book is quite disappointing, considering the fact that there are several, more well-researched historical fiction books out there. Most importantly, this book could not bring Marie Antoinette to life, it is confusion of holler than thou reactions. Expected better from ...more
Anna  Gibson
This book was surprisingly historically solid, and appropriately sympathetic but without any sort of whitewashing. (Though, I'm personally not a fan of this sort of passive narrative style of writing, so I found it hard to get into this book.)
Katie Cowie
Very good personal look into the life of Marie Antoinette
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Feb 21, 2015 11:27AM  
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Eleanor Alice Burford, Mrs. George Percival Hibbert was a British author of about 200 historical novels, most of them under the pen name Jean Plaidy which had sold 14 million copies by the time of her death. She chose to use various names because of the differences in subject matter between her books; the best-known, apart from Plaidy, are Victoria Holt (56 million) and Philippa Carr (3 million). ...more
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