A New York Times Editor's Choice Fourteen-year-old Marie Antoinette is traveling from Austria to France to meet her fiance, the mild, abstracted Louis. He will become the sixteenth Louis to reign in France, and Antoinette will be his queen, although neither shows a strong inclination toward power, politics, or the roles that they have been summoned to play. Antoinette is hemmed in by towering hairdos, the xenophobic suspicion of her subjects, the misogyny of her detractors, the larger-than-life figures of Mirabeau, Du Barry, and Robespierre, and the manifold twists and turns of the palace she calls home. Antoinette gives birth to four children, two of whom will outlive her; she falls in love; she dies at the guillotine. A meditation on time and the soul's true journey within it.
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February 2003 : USA Hardback
August 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Versailles: A Novel
Author(s): Kathryn Davis
ISBN: 0-618-22136-0 / 978-0-618-22136-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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September 2003 : USA Paperback