Tuesday, July 2, 2013
There are few things I love more than reading! Especially--and I'm sure this comes as a complete surprise--about Marie Antoinette and anything to do with her world. As you can probably tell by the Upcoming Titles sidebar, there are plenty of interesting Marie Antoinette, Louis XVI and French Revolution books being published in the 2013-2014 season. I'm always eager to get my hands on something new, which brings me to the two titles I am currently reading!
Louis XVI and the French Revolution (published by McFarland in May 2013) by Alison Johnson looks at the character and experiences of the Louis XVI, who has often been derided as the "weak king" who--depending on your point of view--failed to fully stop or fully support the revolution. Johnson's book takes a look at what we know of Louis XVI's personal reaction to the events which occured during his reign, as well as many of the experiences and actions which help shape the course of events that determined his ultimate fate.
Confessions of Marie Antoinette: a Novel (available in September 2013) by is the third chapter in Juliet Grey's Marie Antoinette trilogy. The final novel begins with the October Days and follows Marie Antoinette's final years as she, her husband nd their family are forced to contend with the changing tides of revolution. This final book is the sequel to Becoming Marie Antoinette and Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow.
I'm eager to finish both of these titles and eventually share my thoughts on them.
What's on your currently reading list?