Marie Antoinette Online
  • FORUM
View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:54 pm



Reply to topic  [ 22 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
 Queen Of Fashion 
Author Message
Marquis/Marquise
Marquis/Marquise
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:31 am
Posts: 89
Location: London, UK
Post Queen Of Fashion
...What Marie Antoinette wore to the revolution.

did anyone read it?good or bad?
you see, my first pay package is coming and ....I'm itching to spend!!!...especially on History and Art!!!! ....such a book is a great temptation...but I wish to make a well advised purchase ;)

_________________
~Madame de Merteuil~


Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:37 pm
Profile WWW
Prince/Princesse
Prince/Princesse
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:27 am
Posts: 337
Location: Vermont USA
Post 
Merteuil, I am reading this along with several other books on M.A. and French Revolution. I think it is an interesting point of view and well written. I am also reading 'Citizens' which is lengthy and detailed, and I am most drawn right now to Nesta Webster's 'Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette Before the Revolution'. For fun also, I found a copy of Beaumarchais 'The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro'. There are a few others I have dipped into also. Overall, I can say I like Queen of Fashion, but I need more of the overall history and details of the time period and politics to start, so am reading more of the other books. I am wondering if there is a book only of illustrations?


Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:10 am
Profile
Prince/Princesse
Prince/Princesse
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 4:04 pm
Posts: 2266
Post 
I think there is already a thread for this book; I know several of our members have enjoyed it!

_________________
I forgive all my enemies the harm they have done me.


Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:38 pm
Profile
Marquis/Marquise
Marquis/Marquise
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:31 am
Posts: 89
Location: London, UK
Post 
Therese wrote:
I think there is already a thread for this book; I know several of our members have enjoyed it!



actually, I only just found that thread! :shock:

_________________
~Madame de Merteuil~


Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:50 am
Profile WWW
Prince/Princesse
Prince/Princesse
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 4:04 pm
Posts: 2266
Post 
That's ok! :P

_________________
I forgive all my enemies the harm they have done me.


Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:49 pm
Profile
Duc/Duchesse
Duc/Duchesse
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:57 am
Posts: 235
Post 
how much does that book cost? Does anyone know?
thank you


Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:29 am
Profile
Duc/Duchesse
Duc/Duchesse
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:38 pm
Posts: 150
Post 
...I could NOT get into that book!

_________________
"How I wish all wars might end, and the brave men who fight for liberty might return safely to those who love then, and I pray for them all…"

~ Marie Antoinette to Marie Theresa, 11 November, 1780

http://WalltoWallPaintball.com


Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:27 pm
Profile
Marquis/Marquise
Marquis/Marquise
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:28 am
Posts: 148
Post 
Merteuil, tell me please did you like the book then, okay? :) I have seen it in the book stores, but I haven't buy it.

_________________
This is ridiculous. -Marie Antoinette


Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:16 am
Profile
Royalty
Royalty
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:13 am
Posts: 587
Location: Washington, USA
Post 
I am almost finished with it and so far it has been very good in describing what MA wore and the political consequences of her choices. I think pairing this with the Frasier book would be a perfect MA combo read.

_________________
Tribulation first makes you realize who you are.


Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:44 pm
Profile WWW
Duc/Duchesse
Duc/Duchesse
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:38 pm
Posts: 150
Post 
Monsieur Andre wrote:
I am almost finished with it and so far it has been very good in describing what MA wore and the political consequences of her choices. I think pairing this with the Frasier book would be a perfect MA combo read.


Well I loved the Fraser biography, so maybe I'll try it again.

_________________
"How I wish all wars might end, and the brave men who fight for liberty might return safely to those who love then, and I pray for them all…"

~ Marie Antoinette to Marie Theresa, 11 November, 1780

http://WalltoWallPaintball.com


Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:28 pm
Profile
Comte/Comtesse
Comte/Comtesse
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:55 pm
Posts: 46
Location: Wales
Post Re:
I bought this book the other day (for £12.34 off of Amazon, Mondeskind!). I'm still in the process of reading it, but it's quite good - so refreshing to find a different take on the life of our Queen.


Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:48 am
Profile
Duc/Duchesse
Duc/Duchesse
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:38 pm
Posts: 150
Post Re: Queen Of Fashion
Ok then...I'll put it back on my To Read list. :)

Maybe I could find it on audio....


Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:39 pm
Profile
Royalty
Royalty
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:25 pm
Posts: 1981
Post Re: Queen Of Fashion
It's interesting to see what one wears can cause a political influence. In Thailand, the king of Thailand was told that a color to wear for good health is pink and the King appeared in a pink blazer, and then there was a pink craze. People in the streets were selling pink shirts like there was no tomorrow. And yellow was a color for the King's health, and the yellow was the new pink. I actually find it rather endearing. Here's the link. I hope you all appreciate it. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7128935.stm


Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:20 pm
Profile
Duc/Duchesse
Duc/Duchesse
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:57 am
Posts: 235
Post Re: Queen Of Fashion
I read that book few months ago....I thought that it was interesting but not GREAT....


Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:13 am
Profile
Comte/Comtesse
Comte/Comtesse
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:29 am
Posts: 34
Post Re: Queen Of Fashion
Im still trying to figure out whether the author was pro or against MA ... not one of my favourites, but still a must read I guess ....


Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:12 am
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 22 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF.