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Marie Antoinette. Bildnis eines mittleren Charakters I read this when I was fourteen It was my first proof based biography not the embellished stories of great people written to inspire young readers and it opened my eyes. I think that this was my favorite Stefan Zweig biography He really felt bad for Marie Antoinette and particularly mourns the mystery of the disappearance of her son from the Bastille before her execution For me, it is the most poignant biography of this figure which we associate with the revolution and the frivolity that led to it but yet had a rich interior life and deserved a different fate than that which life handed her. This book is the most complete biography of Marie Antoinette I have ever read.First at all, the author made a huge research work in order to bring the historical facts which surrounded the Marie Antoinette s life.In the first part of the book, Antoinette is described as a young monarch which her main concern, once she married Louis XVI, is to enjoy life as much as possible In the meantime, the Habsburgs are trying to guide her destiny specially when she became Queen of France Due to Louis im This book is the most complete biography of Marie Antoinette I have ever read.First at all, the author made a huge research work in order to bring the historical facts which surrounded the Marie Antoinette s life.In the first part of the book, Antoinette is described as a young monarch which her main concern, once she married Louis XVI, is to enjoy life as much as possible In the meantime, the Habsburgs are trying to guide her destiny specially when she became Queen of France Due to Louis impotence in the first years of their marriage, her brother Joseph acted as a counselor in order to save the alliance with France.The affair of the diamond necklace was a real disaster to the queen s reputation Alexandre Dumas in his The Queen s Necklace portrayed in full detail this scandal in the court of Louis XVI.With this affair, the queen credibility was put in charge thus provoking eventhe hate of the French people.This historical fact is responsible for the advent of the French Revolution.In the meantime, the book also describes her love affair with the Swede Count Axel von Fersen who played an important role in the attempt to escape from Paris but then the royal family was captured in Varennes A movie La nuit de Varennes 1982 , directed by Ettore Scola with Jean Louis Barrault, Marcello Mastroianni, Hanna Schygulla was made based on this escape to Varennes.In the following pages, the author describes the execution of Louis XVI and the imprisonment of Marie Antoinette in the Conciergerie Her execution is also described and until now, nobody knows where she is buried.Other books related to Marie Antoinette s life 4 Marie Antoinette The Journey by Antonia Fraser which also have a movie version Marie Antoinette 2006 directed by Sofia Coppola, with Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Rip Torn.2 The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette by Carolly Erickson.4 Abundance, A Novel of Marie Antoinette by Sena Jeter Naslund.2 Les larmes de Marie Antoinette by Juliette Benzoni A historical mystery book.3 Pintora de la Reina, la Favorita de maria Antoineta by Genevi ve Chauvel The life of Elisabeth Vig e Le Brun 1755 1842 who painted the most famous paintings of Marie Antoinette s family.4 The Queen s Necklace by Alexandre Dumas The fiction version of the affair of the diamond necklace What is the sum of a life The manner in which an individual toiled away the majority of her living hours, the way history chooses to remember her, or how she approaches her final days, trying to live while knowing all that awaits her is death In evaluating the sum of Marie Antoinette s life, the answer to this question is critical Her rich story has been combed over by many a magnifying glass both during and after her reign as Queen of France, and it s so full of anomalies thatthan two What is the sum of a life The manner in which an individual toiled away the majority of her living hours, the way history chooses to remember her, or how she approaches her final days, trying to live while knowing all that awaits her is death In evaluating the sum of Marie Antoinette s life, the answer to this question is critical Her rich story has been combed over by many a magnifying glass both during and after her reign as Queen of France, and it s so full of anomalies thatthan two centuries later, it s still impossible to fully appreciate this historical figure, icon of an era, both vixen and victim Stefan Zweig, however, in this seminal biography, does his best In a way he seems to acknowledge the impossibility of it by noting the existence of several distinct Marie Antoinette s, one for each distinct epoch of history she occupied in her abridged life of 37 years He begins with Marie Antoinette s voyage to France at the age of 14 to unite the feuding Bourbon and Habsburg crowns Married to the impotent, indecisive, and altogether unroyal dauphin soon to be Louis XVI, who will keep the most hilarious personal journal of all time his entry on July 14, 1789, the day the Parisians take the Bastille and kick off the Revolution reads, Rien, that is, Nothing Marie Antoinette tries to lose herself in a world of superficiality Gambling, dances, dresses, and theatre occupy her first decade in France She is the symbol of the era of rococo, the brilliant zenith of an age of luxury and carelessness birthed by Louis XIV From Versailles she idles away her days, much to the chagrin of her mother, Empress Marie Th r se of Austria, who pleads her daughter for political seriousness Marie Antoinette responds, Que me veut elle J ai peur de m ennuyer, her words a motto for the era What does she want from me I m scared of being bored But the tableau darkens For Marie Antoinette, home, that is, Versailles, will soon become a second rate palace in Paris, which will become a guarded tower in prison, which will become a single jail cell, which will become an unmarked grave She doesn t know it, but we and Stefan Zweig do, which makes her various inadequacies in the years leading to the Revolution, evinced in fantastically entertaining affairs like L affaire du collier, where she s blamed for the theft of a diamond necklace, so vexing A girl who does everything to eschew seriousness will be killed for it And we read on Finally, Marie Antoinette realizes her mistakes and, late in the game, seems ready to play The rules have changed, however Blood and terror rule in Paris The Queen of France is now Madame D ficit It s even a greater shame, then, that right when Marie Antoinette finds herself a meaningful life with two children and a Swedish lover, her life is certainly over Zweig details this extreme love story and the incredible inner strength Marie Antoinette demonstrates until her final step on the platform of the guillotine with extraordinary psychological and personal detail Unlike other biographers, Zweig does not content himself in reciting facts he is there to unpack and repackage this ill fated queen s very essence His approach is somewhat suspect, based both on personal correspondence discovered in the Austrian archives and the records of her Swedish lover and the Freudian insights popular in Zweig s time But it s so carefully researched, so lovingly researched, that it feels infallible Lately I ve been wondering where humans find strength to survive in trying times Where Marie Antoinette found hers is a mystery probably a combination between love for her family and friends and an ingrained, inborn belief that she was divinely royal Has there ever been such a life Such a magnificent story Here Zweig recounts the life of a relic, the last and most gleaming example of an era, left to rot, headless, in an unmarked grave But what Marie Antoinette gives us, those who ponder her fate centuries later, is the possibility to remember her, marvel over her, and adopt some of the fortitude and wisdom with which she faced her final days I ve always steered clear of biographies on the premise that 400 pages about any one person must be overkill My dad strongly recommended this one, though, and I thought I d give it a try Much to my pleasant surprise, this book kept me interested on every page and through every chapter Marie Antoinette s life history and the context both of her marriage to Louis XVI and the French Revolution are fascinating It s not light reading, but it s certainly worth the effort I really enjoyed it. DNF 10%I am in the minority with this one, but I found this one hard to read It started to feel like work, so I am abandoning this one It does readlike a novel, which I usually prefer, but it still felt a bit stiff in the writingI received a complimentary copy of this ebook from the publisher through Edelweiss Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own This book was a very slow read BUT very interesing Mr Zweig an Austrian, like Marie Antoinette wrote this book in the 40 s using data from scores of letters among other historical documents I read this book a few years after Marie Antoinette, The Journey, and I learned a great dealabout the life of Marie Antoinette from it Zweig goes into great detail about many historical events involving the last Queen of France from the extravagance of her early years to the sparse humiliating This book was a very slow read BUT very interesing Mr Zweig an Austrian, like Marie Antoinette wrote this book in the 40 s using data from scores of letters among other historical documents I read this book a few years after Marie Antoinette, The Journey, and I learned a great dealabout the life of Marie Antoinette from it Zweig goes into great detail about many historical events involving the last Queen of France from the extravagance of her early years to the sparse humiliating years during her imprisonment in the Conciergerie in Paris Even though this book was a bit of a slow read, I m giving it 5 stars because of the massive amount of detailed information the writer gives the reader about one of the most interesting women in history.I highly recommend reading this book and then going to Paris to see The Chateau de Versailles, the Domain de Marie Antoinette at Versailles, and the Conciergerie her prison in Paris First update after the first two chaptres This book is so well written What a relief I have an interest in Kings and Queens and in the history of France and in interesting love affairs and when these tree topics are combined into a little bit juicy, little bit gossipy history, I m totally up for it to actually read such stories On the other hand, when they are not well written, they can bore me to death.Zweig s story about Marie Antoinette is definitely entertaining, but above all very wit First update after the first two chaptres This book is so well written What a relief I have an interest in Kings and Queens and in the history of France and in interesting love affairs and when these tree topics are combined into a little bit juicy, little bit gossipy history, I m totally up for it to actually read such stories On the other hand, when they are not well written, they can bore me to death.Zweig s story about Marie Antoinette is definitely entertaining, but above all very witty and I can t say it enough written with a wonderful pen that deserves to write big books this edition counts 578 pages which is a lot for me Curious how this story will take turns and eventually end so they lived happily ever after Well, I kind of know how the story of M.A ends, but that won t ruin my reading experience The writings of Stefan Zweig, who died over 70 years ago, are now enjoying a sort of resurgence as they are being published again and are being introduced to new generations of readers Personally, I have now read four of his works this year including this biography, his autobiography, The World of Yesterday, and two works of fiction, Chess Story and Fantastic Night Other Stories In all these works, Zweig proves himself to be an excellent storyteller He can write well and he has made the lif The writings of Stefan Zweig, who died over 70 years ago, are now enjoying a sort of resurgence as they are being published again and are being introduced to new generations of readers Personally, I have now read four of his works this year including this biography, his autobiography, The World of Yesterday, and two works of fiction, Chess Story and Fantastic Night Other Stories In all these works, Zweig proves himself to be an excellent storyteller He can write well and he has made the life of Marie Antoinette very interesting to one who is not at all expert in French history.The early years of her life as Queen are not dealt with kindly but then it does not appear that there was much to be kind about Noblesse oblige ruled the day with the royalty of France and MA certainly participated in that rule She liked to buzz hither and thither, to be always beginning some new task which she would never finish, to be continually occupied without any serious exertion she loved to feel that time was not standing still with her, or that she was out running time To be quick at her meals, content perhaps with eating a sweetmeat or two to sleep only for a short time, never to think long, to be perpetually on the go, frittering away her days such were her desires the twenty years, or rather less, during which Marie Antoinette was Queen were characterized by an unceasing movement in an orbit around her own ego Since, outside this orbit, she had no goal, nor any inward conviction of an an aim, from the human and political standpoint she was circling in the void p 81 As for the contrast between the king and queen He was heavy, she was light he was inert, she was mobile he was dull, she was sparkling his nerves were obtuse, hers were sensitive.He was irresolute, she was quick to make up her mind he was strictly religious, she was in love with things of this world he was modest and unassuming, she was coquettishly self assertive he was pedantic, she was frivolous he was thrifty, she was extravagant pp 82 83 These character points would eventually come home to haunt the Queen, though she likely did not understand why There are amazing descriptions of her spending excesses, all paid for by the people of France who were suffering.Only twenty years later, after the maternal warnings of Maria Theresa in writing from Vienna or through her helpers went unheeded, did MA change when the Revolution forced change upon herTribulation first makes one realize what one is this touching phrase, a sign that the writer had been profoundly shaken, now appeared in one of her letters For two decades no warnings, not those of her mother nor those of her friends, had any effect upon this defiant spirit Sorrow and suffering were her first teachers, the only possible ones for a woman otherwise unteachable p 270 Unlike modern biographies and histories, there are no footnotes to this text nor is there a bibliography Zweig does provide an endnote as to how he made the decision as to which letters to consider valid and which to consider fraudulent Zweig also spends considerable time and effort on analyzing the psychology of the times and persons involved He did live in the the time of, and was acquainted with, Freud Whether this influenced his text is left to the reader to decide.As for myself, I have decided that I shall label Zweig s work an interpretive biography He does build on 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About the Author: Stefan Zweig

Stefan Zweig was one of the world s most famous writers during the 1920s and 1930s, especially in the U.S., South America, and Europe He produced novels, plays, biographies, and journalist pieces Among his most famous works are Beware of Pity, Letter from an Unknown Woman, and Mary, Queen of Scotland and the Isles He and his second wife committed suicide in 1942.Zweig studied in Austria, France, and Germany before settling in Salzburg in 1913 In 1934, driven into exile by the Nazis, he emigrated to England and then, in 1940, to Brazil by way of New York Finding only growing loneliness and disillusionment in their new surroundings, he and his second wife committed suicide.Zweig s interest in psychology and the teachings of Sigmund Freud led to his most characteristic work, the subtle portrayal of character Zweig s essays include studies of Honor de Balzac, Charles Dickens, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky Drei Meister, 1920 Three Masters and of Friedrich H lderlin, Heinrich von Kleist, and Friedrich Nietzsche Der Kampf mit dem D mon, 1925 Master Builders He achieved popularity with Sternstunden der Menschheit 1928 The Tide of Fortune , five historical portraits in miniature He wrote full scale, intuitive rather than objective, biographies of the French statesman Joseph Fouch 1929 , Mary Stuart 1935 , and others His stories include those in Verwirrung der Gef hle 1925 Conflicts He also wrote a psychological novel, Ungeduld des Herzens 1938 Beware of Pity , and translated works of Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine, and Emile Verhaeren.Most recently, his works provided the inspiration for 2014 film The Grand Budapest Hotel.


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