To the Scaffold: Life of Marie Antoinette

By: Erickson, Carolly

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Marie Antoinette is one of the world's best-known yet least understood heroines. In this definitive biography - thoroughly researched - the author provides a psychologically acute, richly detailed and deeply moving portrait of this 'lost' queen. This writing tells the story of the Austrian Princess who, at age fourteen, was sent to France to marry the ill-mannered Dauphin. Condemned to childlessness, Antoinette found pleasure in costly entertainments and other gross eccentricities. Unwittingly she aroused the contempt of the people of France. In time, she matured into a capable and courageous queen. But the implacable forces arrayed against the monarchy closed in and Antoinette tried in vain to persuade her husband to save himself and his family. In the end she stayed at his side until he too fell victim of the revenge of the revolutionaries, and she, noble and dignified in her last months, went to the scaffold. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Title: To the Scaffold: Life of Marie Antoinette

Author: Erickson, Carolly

Categories: Royalty,

Edition: First Trade Paperback Edition

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Robson Books Ltd: 2000

ISBN: 1861053428

ISBN 13: 9781861053428

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 001133

Keywords: BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY HISTORICAL HANGING LOUIS XVI BARREN,