Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow

Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow

A Novel of Marie Antoinette

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Paris, 1774. At ... age of eighteen, Marie Antoinette ascends to the French throne alongside her husband, Louis XVI. ...The young queen harbors deep fears for her future and that of the Bourbon dynasty. As revolution blossoms in America, a much larger threat looms beyond the gilded gates of Versailles--one that could sweep away the French monarchy forever.--Publisher.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, c2012
ISBN: 9780345523884
0345523881
Branch Call Number: F GRE NVD
Characteristics: 427 p. ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Novel of Marie Antoinette

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falconroom
May 02, 2014

After reading the first book of the series and wondering why Marie has been portrayed so viciously thru the years, I was astonished at how my opinion of her changed dramatically for the worse. While it is true that she hated to be bored, broke greatly with former tedious court etiquette & created a lot of enemies, she becomes a profligate spendthrift, not wearing the same costly gown more than once, spending vast sums of money renovating her private le Petit Trianon--originally the home of King Louis' paramour, Madame Pompador, reviled for her excesses--& gambling at cards for 3 days in a row. I just don't fathom where she changed so drastically from the high-minded Dauphine to the haughty Queen. Her milkmaid costumes & working dairy, etc, these are all evidently true. Her husband, the King, loved her but was more interested in a plate of oysters than making love to his wife (they went over 7 yrs, w/o consummating the marriage) The author seems to chalk it up to her having children so late, but I just never understood her transformation. I've signed on for the last book, but Marie & Louis Seize brought the revolution pretty much on themselves. .

samdog123 Nov 04, 2013

Marie Antoinette's life changes as she matures, has a family and takes a lover. But that's not all that is changing--life is about to get very different as the events leading up to the French Revolution begin to affect the monarchy. An excellent series, can't wait to read the last installment.

ehbooklover Jul 01, 2012

Book two of a trilogy. This volume covers Marie Antoinette's reign from 1774 until 1789. I enjoyed this as much as the first in the series and look forward to reading the final instalment when it is released.

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villapark
Jun 27, 2012

This book is part 2 of 3. The books are based on true facts and are a fascinating account of Marie Antoinette's life which was full of drama. I'm looking forward to the third book!

LocketLibrarian Jun 24, 2012

I enjoyed this just as much as the first book. I am fascinated by Marie Antoinette now.

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