Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antionette by Sena Jeter Naslund

Was Marie Antoinette more than frivolousness?Why did this Austrian princess become a hated French queen? She endured an unhappy marriage, conflicting loyalties, and a terrifying revolution. This is the story of Marie Antoinette.

Naslund vividly shows how a sheltered childhood, belief in royal supremacy, and desire for distraction influenced Marie Antoinette. The loyal Princess Lamballe and dashing Count Axel von Fersen are some of the people seen through Marie Antoinette’s eyes. Abundance initially focuses on her reaction to court life and then shows the complex situation leading to the revolution. The terror of the revolution causes a wish, despite history, that Marie Antoinette would survive. Abundance offers a personal view of Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution.

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Other fictional portrayals of Marie Antoinette include Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey and The Queen’s Confession by Victoria Holt.

Find where truth meets fiction by checking out biographies of Marie Antoinette such as Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser.


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