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Which is the most authentic biography of Marie Antoinette? Is it in print?

Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:30 pm
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It depends on the language you are looking for, dear. The better one in French is by Simone Bertiere, but it si not yet translated in English, idem for Philippe Delorme's book, a very good one too.

In English, you have Evelyne Lever's book that is translated in English and is a very serious biography, except for the Fersen affair, and Antonia Fraser's book, that is extremely interesting, even if she also go too far in this Fersen stuff too... :roll: those ladies writers can be so romantic ! :lol:

You also have Nesta Webster's books about the queen and king. She maybe is the best specialist of Marie Antoinette, in my opinion, and Cronin's book.

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Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:31 am
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I agree, Fraser and lever's books are very well! :D

Quelle grandeur!

Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:08 am
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Well if you're American than Frasier's and Lever's books are probably the most accesible. I would reccomend Eriksson's book too but for the fact that she wrote the hideous "hidden diary." Also, I don't like the title... "To the Scaffold." "The Journey" sounds much better to me.

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Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:23 am
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