Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette by Carolly Erickson

I realize it has been a long space between when I finished this book and my review of it, but better late than never, hey?

The format is diary entries. Some brief, and some several pages long. The story is Marie Antoinette's life. From sweet archduchess to inexperienced young queen to mother and wife of the rejected monarchy.

I enjoyed this book for the history, and I thought the diary was very well explained for in it's frequent need to be hidden and how she began writing in it. A couple of characters are fictitious, but otherwise everything is based on research and nothing really goes out on a tangent from that circle.

A sneak peek inside the complicated mind of France's last Queen.

RECOMMENDED FOR: Those interested in Marie Antoinette's life, historical fiction, enjoy reading stories written as journal entries, or who are interested in stories about the end of monarchies (Such as that of Czar Nicolas II).
AND NOT FOR: People who will only have happy endings, or are not really interested in anything previously stated.

1 comment:

DT said...

thanks heidi! maybe i'll get myself a copy soon!