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What the community says about Marie Antoinette: The Journey
- "This was a pretty good read, but got a bit boring at times. I know, it's non-fiction, but there's almost always something to write about to keep the reader interested, and this fell a bit short. Marie Antoinette was a powerful figure, and this didn't quite do her justice as a biography."
- "History always leaves behind a lesson in the form of past people's life experiences for us to learn and not commit the same mistakes those people did. Often times those people used their most common sense and logic to be sensible, reasonable and rational in their judgments. However, there are some whose life lessons are considered to be a subject of mockery or ridicule. And France's queen Marie Antoinette is definitely of those who are often misunderstood and misinterpreted. This book by Antonia Fraser opened me to new set of perspectives to see Marie's life and her struggles from naive childhood to the privileged thrones. It shows how she had to go through and adjust herself to bring the best of her for the people around and convey it to the history."
- "I have major problems with Marie Antoinette: The Journey, but that's not because of the subject matter, but the facts that are contained in the book. There are clear gaps in the history, and some of the data has already been revised. While this does make for a great book in any Marie Antoinette collection, I would not recommend reading on its own as you will be filling your head with some false information."
- "I can't think of a more iconic quote from a historical figure of this time period than Marie Antoinette's "let them eat cake!" This book can definitely seem super controversial, but it's also really fascinating to me to read about her life. It allowed me a peek into her world. The curiosities, setting, costumes and their lifestyles make this a top ranking biography to read. "
- " We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which celebrity books they actually find really good. Here are some of their best recommendations. .... "A funny, alternative layout for an autobiography which goes through different aspects of life… She even has conversations with her ..."