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Marie Antoinette by Antonia Fraser
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Apr 02, 2009

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Although it took me so long to read it that I had to pay tremendous fines at the library (ahem...) I did enjoy this book and a better understanding of Marie Antoinette. I certainly learned a lot about Marie Antoinette and the French Court and Revolution, and I liked that it was easy to read but not sensationalized.

I was disappointed, though, that Antonia Fraser, rather than simply writing about Marie Antoinette's life, projected across her views of Marie Antoinette through her writing, forcing me (if I wasn't careful!) of viewing Marie Antoinette the same way she did. I suppose it's difficult to write an unbiased biography, and maybe she wasn't even trying to, but I would prefer a biography that simply tells me the story and lets me decide for myself.
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message 1: by Sheila (new)

Sheila Thoburn Your review is very insightful. No one in my family has read this, but some have seen a movie which I believe is based on this (possibly). And, they really enjoyed it. As you said, it added to their knowledge and interest in the French Revolution. This sounds like a good read.

Attiq Khan i want to read this book but dont know how can i....

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