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The Resource Abundance : a novel of Marie Antoinette, Sena Jeter Naslund

Abundance : a novel of Marie Antoinette, Sena Jeter Naslund

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Abundance : a novel of Marie Antoinette
Title
Abundance
Title remainder
a novel of Marie Antoinette
Statement of responsibility
Sena Jeter Naslund
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A fictional tale of the life of Marie Antoinette presents the story of a teenage empress's daughter who is forced to leave her family home to marry the future king of France and who rebels against the formality and rigid protocol of court life
  • " Marie Antoinette was a child of fourteen when her mother, the Empress of Austria, arranged for her to leave her family and her country to become the wife of the fifteen-year-old Dauphin, the future King of France. Coming of age in the most public of arenas--eager to be a good wife and strong queen--she warmly embraces her adopted nation and its citizens. She shows her new husband nothing but love and encouragement, though he repeatedly fails to consummate their marriage and in so doing is unable to give what she and the people of France desire most: a child and an heir to the throne. Deeply disappointed and isolated in her own intimate circle, and apart from the social life of the court, she allows herself to remain ignorant of the country's growing economic and political crises, even as poor harvests, bitter winters, war debts, and poverty precipitate rebellion and revenge. The young queen, once beloved by the common folk, becomes a target of scorn, cruelty, and hatred as she, the court's nobles, and the rest of the royal family are caught up in the nightmarish violence of a murderous time called "the Terror." With penetrating insight and with wondrous narrative skill, Sena Jeter Naslund offers an intimate, fresh, heartbreaking, and dramatic reimagining of this truly compelling woman that goes far beyond popular myth--and she makes a bygone time of tumultuous change as real to us as the one we are living in now."--Publisher's website
Summary
A fictional tale of the life of Marie Antoinette presents the story of a teenage empress's daughter who is forced to leave her family home to marry the future king of France and who rebels against the formality and rigid protocol of court life
Award
Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, 2006.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
147269
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3564.A827
LC item number
A64 2006
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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a novel of Marie Antoinette
Label
Abundance : a novel of Marie Antoinette, Sena Jeter Naslund
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Publication
Control code
2572089
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 545 p.
Isbn
9780060825393
Lccn
2006043817
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm64594515
  • (OCoLC)64594515
Label
Abundance : a novel of Marie Antoinette, Sena Jeter Naslund
Link
Publication
Control code
2572089
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 545 p.
Isbn
9780060825393
Lccn
2006043817
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm64594515
  • (OCoLC)64594515

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