To the Scaffold

The Life of Marie Antoinette

Carolly Erickson

St. Martin's Griffin

Download Image Carolly Erickson To the Scaffold

Available Formats

BookeBook
One of history's most misunderstood figures, Marie Antoinette represents the extravagance and the decadence of pre-Revolution France. Yet there was an innocence about Antoinette, thrust as a child into the chillingly formal French court.

Married to the maladroit, ill-mannered Dauphin, Antoinette found pleasure in costly entertainments and garments. She spent lavishly while her overtaxed and increasingly hostile subjects blamed her for France's plight. In time Antoinette matured into a courageous Queen, and when their enemies finally closed in, Antoinette followed her inept husband to the guillotine in one last act of bravery.

In To the Scaffold, Carolly Erickson provides an estimation of a lost Queen that is psychologically acute, richly detailed, and deeply moving.

Connect with the Author

Carolly Erickson

Related Links


Sign Up for
Author Updates

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Reviews

Praise for To the Scaffold

"Carolly Erickson brings [an] immediacy and easy intimacy to her study."
- Los Angeles Times Book Review

"For lovers of history or lovers of a great romantic story, this book is a must."
- Louisville Courier-Journal

Reviews from Goodreads

Back

About the Author

Carolly Erickson

Distinguished historian Carolly Erickson is the author of Rival to the Queen, The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots, The First Elizabeth, The Hidden Life of Josephine, The Last Wife of Henry VIII, and many other prize-winning works of fiction and nonfiction. Her novel The Tsarina’s Daughter won the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction. She lives in Hawaii.

Carolly Erickson

Photo: Brian Reed
Carolly Erickson

Back

Buy the Book

Available Formats and Book Details

To the Scaffold
The Life of Marie Antoinette
Carolly Erickson

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
July 2004
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429904056
ISBN10: 1429904054
384 pages
$7.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
July 2004
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312322052
ISBN10: 0312322054
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 384 pages, Includes eight pages of black-and-white photographs
$20.99
Back

From The Publisher

St. Martin's Griffin

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back