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Marie Antoinette The Portrait of an Average Woman

ISBN-10: 0802139094

ISBN-13: 9780802139092

Edition: 2002

Authors: Stefan Zweig, Eden Paul, Cedar Paul

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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Born in Vienna, the prolific Zweig was a poet in his early years. In the 1920s, he achieved fame with the many biographies he wrote of famous people including Balzac, Dostoevsky, Dickens and Freud. Erasmus with whom he closely identified, was the subject of a longer biography. He also wrote the novellas Amok (1922) and The Royal Game (1944). As Nazism spread, Zweig, a Jew, fled to the United States and then to Brazil. He hoped to start a new life there, but the haunting memory of Nazism, still undefeated, proved too much for him. He died with his wife in a suicide pact.

Introduction
A Child Marriage
Secret of the Alcove
Debut at Versailles
Fight for a Word
Conquest of Paris
The King Is Dead, Long Live the King!
Portrait of a Royal Couple
Queen of the Rococo
Trianon
The New Society
A Fraternal Visit
Motherhood
The Queen Becomes Unpopular
A Thunderclap in the Rococo Theatre
The Diamond Necklace
Trial and Sentence
The People and the Queen Awaken
The Decisive Summer
Friends Desert
The Friend Appears
Was He or Was He Not?
The Last Night in Versailles
The Hearse of the Monarchy
Self-Awareness
Mirabeau
Preparations for Escaps
The Flight to Varennes
The Night in Varennes
Return to Paris
Reciprocal Deception
The Friend's Last Appearance
Flight into War
Last Cries
The Tenth of August
The Temple
Marie Antoinette Alone
Final Solitude
The Conciergerie
A Last Endeavour
The Supreme Infamy
Preliminary Examination
On Trial before the Revolutionary Tribunal
Drive to the Scaffold
The Keening
Chronological Table
Postface
Index