Marie Antoinette - F. W. KenyonHutchinson, 1956, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Previous owners inscription to the first blank. Pages very gently age-tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “It is a life that calls for courage not death — what had life meant to her, the gay, pleasure-loving Queen of France, who met her end with so much dignity? Towards its close it had meant long suffering and bitter humiliation, but even in its brief hour of splendour it had required courage. For Marie Antoinette, beautiful, hearted, foolish perhaps, and extravagant to a degree, made many mistakes, but she was, from the outset, the victim of enemies more powerful than herself, and of tragic events whose tide she could never have stemmed. In this novel she is depicted, not as a heartless, empty butterfly, nor yet as a faultless heroine of romance, but as the real woman she must have been.”
Jacket designed by Harry Barton. Size: 8" x 5¼". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. 424 pages.