The Untold Love Story: Marie Antoinette & Count Fersen
|Rating||:||4.82 (869 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
The ‘Austrian whore’, accused of every imaginable sexual and political crime - or saint, pure and unsullied? Neither was true, but the life and tragic death of Marie Antoinette have, over the centuries, assumed almost mythical proportions.She was fourteen, married to an obese, uncouth husband who could not consummate the marriage. In her loneliness she turned to the young, sympathetic and attractive Axel Fersen, who soon became for her that ‘most loved and loving of men’. Their devotion to each other was known only to a few at Court and lasted for their entire lives.In this moving study, using contemporary and other documents, Evelyn Farr peels back layers of libels and misinformation which continue to obscure the fateful story of the love between the French Queen and the Swedish Count.
'A vivid and poignant portrait' The Sunday Times
Evelyn Farr is a graduate of University College, London and has published two other books, "the World of Fanny Burney" and "Before the Deluge", a study of pre-Revolutionary Parisian society
M. La Vean said Written for a Market. I agree with the sentiments of reviewer who wishes that publishers would take a vacation from publishing M.A. books for awhilesadly I am sure we will see moreThey will push authors in their stable to crank out yet another rehashThis book is also indicative of another lamentable trendeditors are spell che. Farr fails as historian and excells as a painter with broad brush strokes. Never before have I read such conjecturetruly, I am appalled by the liberties Farr takes in construing the facts to suit her case. Indeed, I too am of the opinion that Marie Antoinette and Fersen were lovers; however nothing concrete has ever surfaced in any correspondence before and after. "One of the French Revolution's most passionate stories." according to A Customer. It's about time an author focuses on the relationship between Marie Antoinette and Count Fersen. Their relationship is as important and historic as that between Marie and the King, yet most biographies leave it to footnotes. Farr's story moves with exciting and horrifying pace. The emotional (and mortal!