Marie-Antoinette -Stefan Zweig 1933 Garden City Publishing vintage HB

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Condition:  Acceptable: Signs of wear and consistent use. First Printing. Publisher's full blue cloth, silver lettering and decoration on spine, blind stamped lettering and decoration on cover, top edge blue, silver printed endpapers. A few small spots of front board. Spine ends and corners show wear. Some cracks along hinge paper but still soundly bound. See images for the condition of this book.

Blurb:  The Portrait of an Average Woman. Biography of Marie Anoinette.

Life at the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette has long captivated readers, drawn by accounts of the intrigues and pageantry that came to such a sudden and unexpected end. 

Stefan Zweig's Marie Antoinette: The Portrait of an Average Womanis a dramatic account of the guillotine's most famous victim, from the time when as a fourteen-year-old she took Versailles by storm, to her frustrations with her aloof husband, her passionate love affair with the Swedish Count von Fersen, and ultimately to the chaos of the French Revolution and the savagery of the Terror. 

An impassioned narrative, Zweig's biography focuses on the human emotions of the participants and victims of the French Revolution, making it both an engrossingly compelling read and a sweeping and informative history.

"Certainly no one can arise unmoved from the reading of this powerful work." -- The New Republic

"Excellent biography." -- The New York Times