Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution

Caroline Weber (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$27.00  $24.84
Publisher
Picador USA
Publish Date
October 02, 2007
Pages
412
Dimensions
6.16 X 0.81 X 9.18 inches | 1.03 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780312427344
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About the Author

Caroline Weber is associate professor of French at Barnard College, Columbia University. A specialist of eighteenth-century French literature, culture, and history, she has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University. Her other publications include Terror and Its Discontents, a well-received and widely taught book on the Reign of Terror; an edited volume of Yale French Studies; and numerous academic articles. She lives with her husband in New York City.

Reviews

"A perceptive work of scholarship that helps to explain the transcendent importance of fashion to French culture." --The New Yorker

"Queen of Fashion is as richly imagined as the gowns it describes. . . . As sociology, it's nothing short of stunning." --The Washington Post Book World

"Absorbing, fascinating, a wonderful display of grace and expertise." --The New York Review of Books

"A thrilling frock-by-frock account . . . While this book is rigorously researched, Weber's narrative style is energetic and alive with her own feminine pleasure at a beautiful dress or an outrageous pouf." --Entertainment Weekly (grade: A)

"Wickedly enjoyable." --The New York Times Style Magazine