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    Marie Antoinette (Paperback) By (author) Stefan Zweig, Translated by Eden Paul, Translated by Cedar Paul, Designed by Franz Xaver Wagenschon

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    DescriptionStefan Zweig based his biography of Marie Antoinette, who became the Queen of France at the age of fifteen, on the correspondence between her and her mother, and her great love the Count Axel von Fersen. Zweig analyzes the chemistry of a woman's soul from her intimate pleasures to her public suffering as a Queen under the weight of misfortune and history. Zweig describes Marie Antoinette in the King's bedroom, in the enchanted and extravagant world of the Trianon, and with her children. And in his account of 'The Revolution', he describes her resolve during the failed escape to varennes, her imprisonment in the Conciergerie and her final tragic destiny under the guillotine. Zweig's account has been the definitive biography of Marie Antoinette since its publication, inspiring Antonia Fraser and the recent film adaptation.

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    Marie Antoinette
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stefan Zweig, Translated by Eden Paul, Translated by Cedar Paul, Designed by Franz Xaver Wagenschon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 592
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 37 mm
    Weight: 606 g
    ISBN 13: 9781906548308
    ISBN 10: 1906548307

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL, BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JF
    BISAC V2.8: HIS013000, HIS037030, BIO006000
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    DC23: 944.035092
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD
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    26 July 2010
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    Stefan Zweig was born in 1881 in Vienna, a member of a wealthy Austrian-Jewish family. He studied in Berlin and Vienna and was first known as a translator and later as a biographer. Zweig travelled widely, living in Salzburg between the wars, and enjoying literary fame. His stories and novellas were collected in 1934. In the same year, with the rise of Nazism, he briefly moved to London, taking British citizenship. After a short period in New York, he settled in Brazil where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in bed in an apparent double suicide.
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    Certainly no one can arise unmoved from the reading of this powerful work The New Republic Excellent biography The New York Times Stefan Zweig's remarkable study of Marie Antoinette; A full-bodied biography which bids fair to be the definitive life of that tragic queen The New York Times The most influential biography of Marie Antoinette The Guardian