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  1. The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette: A Novel
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  2. The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette: A Novel

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Imagine that, on the night before she is to die under the blade of the guillotine, Marie Antoinette leaves behind in her prison cell a diary telling the story of her life―from her privileged childhood as Austrian Archduchess to her years as glamorous mistress of Versailles to the heartbreak of imprisonment and humiliation during the French Revolution.

Carolly Erickson takes the reader deep into the psyche of France's doomed queen: her love affair with handsome Swedish diplomat Count Axel Fersen, who risked his life to save her; her fears on the terrifying night the Parisian mob broke into her palace bedroom intent on murdering her and her family; her harrowing attempted flight from France in disguise; her recapture and the grim months of harsh captivity; her agony when her beloved husband was guillotined and her young son was torn from her arms, never to be seen again.

Erickson brilliantly captures the queen's voice, her hopes, her dreads, and her suffering. We follow, mesmerized, as she reveals every detail of her remarkable, eventful life―from her teenage years when she began keeping a diary to her final days when she awaited her own bloody appointment with the guillotine.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Carolly Erickson
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Erickson, Carolly
EAN
9780312361501
Edition
Reprint
ISBN
0312361505
Label
St. Martin's Griffin
Manufacturer
St. Martin's Griffin
MPN
9780312361501
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
368
PartNumber
9780312361501
PublicationDate
2006-08-08
Publisher
St. Martin's Griffin
ReleaseDate
2006-08-08
Studio
St. Martin's Griffin
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