Marie the Legend

Marie Antoinette was no stranger to publicity; it was around for most of her life, and arguably brought about her death. Her legacy (and popularity) continues to outlive her. There are many possible reasons for this sustained legacy, be it historical, aesthetic, or political. It seems to be different for each new person who discovers her. Either way, public fascination with Marie may be immortal.

Here is only a sampling of the buzz and cultural output that continues to surround the legendary queen.

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“Becoming Marie Antoinette,” by Juliet Gray.

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“Marie Antoinette: The Journey,” by Lady Antonia Fraiser.

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(Fraiser’s book became the inspiration for Sofia Coppola’s 2006 film, Marie Antoinette.)

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“Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution,” by Caroline Weber.

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Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution, a documentary by David Grubin, 2006.

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“Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette,” by Sena Jeter Naslund.

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“Reflections on the Revolution in France,” by Edmund Burke.

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“The Queen’s Necklace: Marie Antoinette and the Scandal that Shocked France,” by Frances Mossiker


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