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To the Scaffold: The Life of Marie Antoinette epub ebook

by Carolly Erickson

To the Scaffold: The Life of Marie Antoinette epub ebook

Author: Carolly Erickson
Category: Historical
Language: English
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1 edition (July 1, 2004)
Pages: 384 pages
ISBN: 0312322054
ISBN13: 978-0312322052
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 170
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Distinguished historian Carolly Erickson is the author of Rival to the Queen, The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots, The First Elizabeth . Marie Antoinette (1755-1793) was the daughter of the formidable queen Marie Theresa of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. In the eighteenth century.

Distinguished historian Carolly Erickson is the author of Rival to the Queen, The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots, The First Elizabeth, The Hidden Life of Josephine, The Last Wife of Henry VIII, and many other prize-winning works of fiction and nonfiction. nubile daughers were wed to fellow royals in distant lands. Antoinette was wed to the Dauphin Louis when she was only 14.

In To the Scaffold, Carolly Erickson provides an estimation of a lost Queen that is psychologically acute, richly detailed, and deeply moving

In To the Scaffold, Carolly Erickson provides an estimation of a lost Queen that is psychologically acute, richly detailed, and deeply moving. Пользовательский отзыв - amerigoUS - LibraryThing. Distinguished historian Carolly Erickson is the author of Rival to the Queen, The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots, The First Elizabeth, The Hidden Life of Josephine, The Last Wife of Henry VIII, and many other prize-winning works of fiction and nonfiction. Библиографические данные.

Tracing Marie Antoinette from her childhood among her 13 brothers and . To the Scaffold will be enjoyed by students of European and French history.

Tracing Marie Antoinette from her childhood among her 13 brothers and sisters at the court of her legendary mother, Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, the author portrays her not as the selfish queen of lore but as a reasonably intelligent, opinionated woman of decidedly conservative bent whose ultimate "crime," for which she paid with her life, was having the wrong title in the. wrong place at the wrong time. I have a long shelf of Erickson books which I can recommend the person interested in good historical biography. 2 people found this helpful.

In To the Scaffold, Carolly Erickson provides an estimation of a lost Queen that is psychologically acute, richly . I would encourage anyone who is interested in this era to read this book.

In To the Scaffold, Carolly Erickson provides an estimation of a lost Queen that is psychologically acute, richly detailed, and deeply moving.

To the Scaffold: The Life of Marie Antoinette. Printed in the United States of America. St. Martin’s Griffin New York. For information, address St. Martin’s Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, .

Marie Antoinette (1755-1793) was the daughter of the formidable queen Marie Theresa of the . nubile daughers were wed to fellow royals in distant lands

Marie Antoinette (1755-1793) was the daughter of the formidable queen Marie Theresa of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. The Austrian girl was now French having to get used to the rich and frivolous lifestyle of court life at Versailles.

Carolly Erickson (born January 1, 1943) is an American author of historical fiction and non-fiction. She lives in Washington State. In 2008, her book The Tsarina's Daughter won the RT Reader's Choice Award for best Historical Fiction

Carolly Erickson (born January 1, 1943) is an American author of historical fiction and non-fiction. In 2008, her book The Tsarina's Daughter won the RT Reader's Choice Award for best Historical Fiction. The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette (2005). The Last Wife of Henry VIII (2006). The Secret Life of Josephine: Napoleon's Bird of Paradise (2007). The Tsarina's Daughter (2008). The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots (2009). Rival to the Queen (2010). The Favored Queen (2011). In To the Scaffold, Carolly Erickson provides an estimation of a lost Queen that is psychologically acute, richly detailed, and deeply moving. One of history's most misunderstood figures, Marie Antoinette represents the extravagance and the decadence of pre-Revolution France. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Macmillan PublishersReleased: Jul 1, 2004ISBN: 9781429904056Format: book. From Publishers Weekly. Marie Antoinette (1755-1793) was raised the daughter of Empress Maria Theresa in the Viennese court of the Hapsburgs, at whose lavish balls and fetes as many as 10,000 guests might dine. But Versailles, where she reigned after marrying King Louis XVI of France, glittered even more, and Erickson recreates its life aptly, describing the elaborate clothes, the duties of courtiers, the rigid etiquette.

One of history's most misunderstood figures, Marie Antoinette represents the extravagance and the decadence of pre-Revolution France. Yet there was an innocence about Antoinette, thrust as a child into the chillingly formal French court.

Married to the maladroit, ill-mannered Dauphin, Antoinette found pleasure in costly entertainments and garments. She spent lavishly while her overtaxed and increasingly hostile subjects blamed her for France's plight. In time Antoinette matured into a courageous Queen, and when their enemies finally closed in, Antoinette followed her inept husband to the guillotine in one last act of bravery.

In To the Scaffold, Carolly Erickson provides an estimation of a lost Queen that is psychologically acute, richly detailed, and deeply moving.

Reviews (7)
Kefrannan
While this was not exactly what I was looking for, it turned out to be a very good book. For some reason, I started this thinking it was a historical fiction...I was wrong. It reads like a fiction, but it's a historically accurate account of Antoinette's life, no liberties were taken in an attempt to make the book more interesting.

Having recently read many books on Henry VIII and his clan (and enjoying them immensely), I decided I wanted to learn more about Marie Antoinette and her story. I knew very little about Marie and Louis when I stated this, and it was perfect for enlightening me. For those of you who are already familiar with the life of Marie, it may not be a book for you. From what I gather, there's no new information in this...but if you're looking to learn about them, then go for it. It tells you everything you need to know without feeling like a high school text-book.

*(A side note - this in NO way hampered my review or the number of stars since it's not the authors fault) *DO NOT* read this on the Kindle!! It's not a very long book, but for some reason it really slowed down the wake speed, as well as page turning. Sometimes, when turning on the device (after taking 20+ seconds for the book to load, which is WAY to long) I would try to go to the previous page to remind myself of where I left off (a simple click of one button), and it would jump back 10-15 pages! This is the only book I've had this happen with. I've loaded books on after this one, and everythng worked just fine. That said, I suggest reading the actual book if you have the choice.)

Buzatus
Though many historical biographies can be drawn out and boring, I really enjoyed this book. I'd been curious about the events during Marie Antoinette's reign that led to the citizens revolt, and ultimately, her demise. To The Scaffold tells her story from birth to death in a very readable, interesting format that doesn't drag on and on, with lots of great information about the French culture and resulting revolution. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to learn more about European history!

Detenta
The period immediately prior to the French Revolution and the end of the monarchy is fascinating and Carolly Erickson's book provides valuable details and insights into that fascinating period. The narrative and research presented make for a wonderful read. For those who have enjoyed the ancient sites of Paris, this book brings to life the terrible events that transpired at so many of the sites tourists visit today. The City of Light has a bloody and violent history that is presented here and makes this book a must read.

Kata
Well written, interesting and detailed narrative history of Marie Antoinette and her demise (along with the rest of the monarchy/aristocrats) during the French Revolution. It's fascinating to read of the extravagance and indifference of the royal family and the literally hundreds of attendants to their country and countrymen and how that brought about a bloody change when the French had enough (and inspired by America's recent independence from England). Quite frankly, neither the artistocrats or the revolutionaries/mobs come out looking good.

Thetahuginn
I think Marie is often seen as rather frivolous and lacking in skills as a Queen Consort but in truth she was a woman left much to her own devices for survival among the wolves of her kingdom - her husband was totally inadequate as a King, and although she liked to indulge herself, she did love her family deeply and went to her death bravely.
A well researched book and worth the read for anyone who loves history and royalty.

Vispel
Marie Antoinette (1755-1793) was the daughter of the formidable queen Marie Theresa of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. In the eighteenth century

nubile daughers were wed to fellow royals in distant lands. Antoinette was wed to the Dauphin Louis when she was only 14. The Austrian girl was now French having to get used to the rich and frivolous lifestyle of court life at Versailles.

Her husband (the future Louis XVI) was a strange man. He was obese, loved to work on locks, hunt game and had no interest in sex. Due to a penis problem eventually corrected by his doctors the marriage was not consummated until seven years of wedded life had passed. Marie eventually had several children.

Marie was fair and beautiful. She was no intellectual and indulged her delight in fancy gowns, jewelry and games. Marie even took a lover the Count Alex Fersten of Sweden who have served on the American side during the Revolutionary War. Fersten was devoted to Marie even as the monarchy collapsed in 1789.

Marie and her family were taken prisoner following the storming of the Bastille beginning the French Revolution in 1789. Her husband Louis XVI was executed in January 1793 while Marie herself was exdcuted in October of that year.

Erickson is a prolific author of royal biographies including those of Ann Boleyn,Elizabeth and Mary Tudor, Queen Victoria, Alexandria of Russia and Queen Victoria of Britain. She holds a Ph.D in history; writes with

a novelist ability to tell a good story and has done her research.

This is a popular biography dealing more with the social history of the age rather than politics. It is one of her best. I have a long shelf of Erickson books which I can recommend the person interested in good historical biography.

Ffleg
Excellent book to read. History right on description of french revolution and what causedit. Too bad for marie antoinette to be blamed for thinges over which she had no control. Book would be good resource for college history reading.

Good back. I've read one that was a bit better - did Antonia Frasier write one? - but good portrayal of time and place and good portrayal of decent people who doomed by their own stupidity.

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