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Victoria Holt took the life of Marie Antoinette and wrote this book as if she, herself, was the young French queen. The story begins with Marie marrying the king of France, Louis XVI. It then goes into detail about her wild spending habits which embittered the French people. The story is written as if she were thinking back and remembering every mistake she made and every possible thing she said that could have angered the French population. The story then tells of her affair with a young Lord, with whom she fell in love. When the French Revolution actually broke out in Paris, several of her closest friends were tortured and killed. Then the people executed their king and the story ends with Marie Antoinette in her cell actually writing the story that was just read. The story seems to be left with no ending because the young queen "writing" the story is then executed.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   seduction of someone else's wife Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   war bringing lovers together    -   wrecked transport makes love    -   chased by authorities/family    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer Who:    -   sister Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Family focus?    -   Yes Family, loving    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   40's-50's Sex makes him    -   blissful Unusual characteristics?    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Effect of sexing    -   blissful


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, dangerous (like New York)

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   30% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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