"Behold the victim, and so she was: of a revolution that had planted itself firmly at her doorstep, and against which no costume in the world would protect her. Whether she dressed like a princess or a peasant girl, 'Madame Deficit' had been singled out as the people's most heinous foe. As such, she was indeed doomed to bring bad luck--to the ancien regime, to her family, and most of all, to herself."
It's easy to forget you are reading a biography, Caroline Weber's narration is flawless and engaging, not at all boring. Marie Antoinette challenged France's class and gender roles using clothing. I respect her after reading this biography. She was such a fascinating historical figure. I loved this book so much that I am planning on buying it....Continua