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quinta-feira, fevereiro 01, 2007

Maria Antonieta, Biografia de Antonia Fraser

Uma excelente leitura sobre essa controvertida Rainha de França.
Foi este também o Livro que deu origem ao filme de Sofia Coppola, que entrará em cartaz em São Paulo, SP no mês de Março.

Marie Antoinette’s dramatic life-story continues to arouse mixed emotions. To many people, she is still ‘la reine méchante’, whose extravagance and frivolity helped to bring down the French monarchy; her indifference to popular suffering epitomised by the (apocryphal) words: ‘let them eat cake’. Others are equally passionate in her defence: to them, she is a victim of misogyny.
Antonia Fraser examines her influence over the king, Louis XVI, the accusations and sexual slurs made against her, her patronage of the arts which enhanced French cultural life, her imprisonment, the death threats made against her, rumours of lesbian affairs, her trial, the forced testimony of her son to sexual abuse and her eventual execution by guillotine in 1793.
'Fraser’s book offers a spellbinding portrait of life in the stultifying atmosphere of Versailles.' THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
'this impeccably well-informed biography does justice to the maligned Marie Antoinette.' Ludovic Hunter-Tilney, THE FINANCIAL TIMES
‘There has long been the need for an authoritative biography of France’s last queen. Now, finally, Antonia Fraser has completed the task’ Amanda Foreman, OBSERVER

Since 1969, Antonia Fraser has written many acclaimed historical works which have been international bestsellers, including Marie Antoinette, Mary Queen of Scots (James Tait Black Memorial Prize), Cromwell: Our Chief of Men, The Six Wives of Henry VIII and The Gunpowder Plot: Terror and Faith in 1605 (St Louis Literary Award; CWA Non-Fiction Gold Dagger).
Antonia Fraser was made CBE in 1999, and awarded the Norton Medlicott Medal by the Historical Association in 2000. She is married to the playwright Harold Pinter and lives in London.

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