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By Sena Jeter Naslund

Marie Antoinette was once a toddler of fourteen while her mom, the Empress of Austria, prepared for her to go away her family members and her nation to develop into the spouse of the fifteen-year-old Dauphin, the long run King of France. Coming of age within the such a lot public of arenas—eager to be a very good spouse and robust queen—she warmly embraces her followed state and its electorate. She indicates her new husband not anything yet love and encouragement, although he again and again fails to consummate their marriage and in so doing is not able to offer what she and the folk of France wish such a lot: a toddler and an inheritor to the throne. Deeply disenchanted and remoted in her personal intimate circle, and except the social lifetime of the court docket, she permits herself to stay blind to the country's starting to be fiscal and political crises, whilst terrible harvests, sour winters, battle bills, and poverty precipitate uprising and revenge. The younger queen, as soon as liked by means of the typical people, turns into a aim of scorn, cruelty, and hatred as she, the court's nobles, and the remainder of the royal family members are stuck up within the nightmarish violence of a murderous time known as "the Terror."

With penetrating perception and with wondrous narrative ability, Sena Jeter Naslund deals an intimate, clean, heartbreaking, and dramatic reimagining of this actually compelling girl that is going a long way past well known myth—and she makes a bygone time of tumultuous swap as actual to us because the one we live in now.

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