The Royal Diaries: Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria-France, 1769
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The Royal Diaries: Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria-France, 1769

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Newbery Honor author Kathryn Lasky's MARIE ANTOINETTE is back in print with a gorgeous new package!
To forge an incredibly powerful political alliance, thirteen-year-old Marie Antoinette of Austria is betrothed to Dauphin Louis Auguste, who will one day be the king of France. To prepare her for this awesome responsibility, she must be trained to write, read, speak French, dress, act . . . even breathe. Things become more difficult for her when she is separated from her family and sent to the court of Versailles to meet her future husband. Opinionated and headstrong Marie Antoinette must find a way to fit in at the royal court, and get along with her fiancé. The future of Austria and France falls upon her shoulders. But as she lives a luxurious life inside the palace gates, out on the streets the people of France face hunger and poverty. Through the pages of her diary, Marie captures the isolation, the lavish parties and gowns, her struggle to find her place, and the years leading up her ascendance of the throne . . . and a revolution.

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January 1, 1769 January 3, 1769 January 4, 1769 January 5, 1769 January 9, 1769 January 11, 1769 January 13, 1769 January 14, 1769 January 19, 1769 January 20, 1769 January 23, 1769 January 30, 1769 February 1, 1769 February 4, 1769 February 5, 1769 February 6, 1769 February 8, 1769 February 9, 1769 February 10, 1769 February 11, 1769 February 12, 1769 February 14, 1769 February 18, 1769 February 27, 1769 March 4, 1769
March 5, 1769 March 6, 1769 March 7, 1769
Vienna, Austria 1769
March 10, 1769 March 11, 1769 April 5, 1769 April 6, 1769 April 17, 1769 April 25, 1769 April 27, 1769 April 29, 1769 May 5, 1769 May 6, 1769 May 7, 1769 May 10, 1769 May 11, 1769 May 14, 1769 May 19, 1769 May 20, 1769 May 23, 1769 May 27, 1769 May 28, 1769 May 29, 1769 June 2, 1769
June 4, 1769 June 5, 1769 June 7, 1769 June 13, 1769 June 14, 1769 June 15, 1769 July 5, 1769 July 7, 1769 July 12, 1769 July 15, 1769 July 18, 1769 July 19, 1769 July 24, 1769 July 27, 1769 July 28, 1769 August 1, 1769 August 2, 1769 August 3, 1769 August 4, 1769 August 27, 1769 August 30, 1769
September 3, 1769 September 9, 1769 September 10, 1769 September 11, 1769 October 11, 1769 October 14, 1769 October 17, 1769 October 23, 1769 October 24, 1769 October 29, 1769 November 3, 1769 November 8, 1769 November 9, 1769 November 10, 1769 November 13, 1769 November 17, 1769 November 20, 1769 November 25, 1769 November 27, 1769 November 30, 1769 December 8, 1769 December 10, 1769 December 12, 1769 December 13, 1769 December 14, 1769 December 17, 1769 December 20, 1769 December 21, 1769 December 26, 1769 January 1, 1770 January 7, 1770 January 8, 1770 January 12, 1770
January 14, 1770 January 19, 1770 January 20, 1770 January 23, 1770 January 25, 1770 February 7, 1770 February 10, 1770 February 11, 1770 February 20, 1770
February 23, 1770 February 24, 1770 March 1, 1770 March 2, 1770 March 4, 1770 March 8, 1770 March 12, 1770 March 17, 1770 March 18, 1770 March 20, 1770 March 21, 1770 March 22, 1770 March 25, 1770 March 26, 1770 March 31, 1770 April 1, 1770 April 2, 1770 April 3, 1770 April 6, 1770 April 10, 1770 April 12, 1770 April 13, 1770 April 14, 1770 April 15, 1770 April 16, 1770 April 17, 1770 April 18, 1770 April 19, 1770 April 22, 1770 April 25, 1770 April 28, 1770
April 29, 1770 May 1, 1770 May 2, 1770 May 3, 1770 May 4, 1770 May 5, 1770 May 6, 1770 May 7, 1770 Later: Strasbourg May 9, 1770 May 11, 1770
May 14, 1770 May 15, 1770 May 17, 1770 May 18, 1770 May 22, 1770
May 24, 1770
May 26, 1770 June 1, 1770 June 3, 1770 June 5, 1770 June 6, 1770 June 8, 1770 June 18, 1770 June 20, 1770 June 21, 1770 June 22, 1770 June 25, 1770 June 26, 1770 July 2, 1770 July 5, 1770 July 7, 1770 July 11, 1770 July 12, 1770 July 18, 1770 July 20, 1770 July 23, 1770 July 24, 1770 August 1, 1770 August 5, 1770 August 12, 1770 August 15, 1770
August 18, 1770 August 23, 1770 August 27, 1770 August 28, 1770 August 30, 1770 August 31, 1770 September 4, 1770 September 6, 1770 September 10, 1770 September 12, 1770 September 15, 1770
September 17, 1770 September 20, 1770 September 25, 1770 September 26, 1770 September 27, 1770 September 28, 1770 October 5, 1770 October 10, 1770 October 11, 1770 October 14, 1770 October 15, 1770 November 5, 1770 November 7, 1770 November 15, 1770 November 17, 1770 November 26, 1770
November 27, 1770 December 3, 1770 December 4, 1770 December 8, 1770 December 9, 1770 January 1, 1771 Epilogue
Life in Austria–France in 1769
Historical Note The Habsburg-Bourbon Family About the Author Acknowledgments Copyright
January 1, 1769 Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria I do solemnly promise to write in this diary given to me by my tutor, Abbé de Vermond, if not every day, at least every week, eve n though writing is not easy for me. For I shape my letters poorly and do not to o often know the proper spelling. Still, this is my resolution for the new year. Yours truly, Archduchess Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna, daughter of Maria Theresa of Habsburg, Empress of the Holy Roman Empire of the Germanic Nations, and the late Emperor Francis of Lorraine
January 3, 1769 My second time writing. I am keeping the resolution . Abbé de Vermond would be proud. I spelled the wordsolemnlycorrectly, too, I think. I am grateful to the Abbé for giving me this beautiful little diary. It is blue, the color of the sky, and has goldfleurs de lisengraved — the symbol of the French Court — or one of the many symbols. I must learn all the symbols of the French Court. I must learn
French! Here now I shall list all the things I must learn over the next year:
• to write and read French (I speak it well, as it is the language of the Court here) • gambling • to dance in the French manner • to walk, in the manner of the French Court, as if I float in the immense panniers, or side hoops, of the French ladies’ dres ses • to read better • to write better
Why must I learn these things better than other girls my age, better than any of my sisters or brothers, of which I have fifteen? Wh y? Because I am to be Queen of France. More about that later. My hand and my brain are too tired to explain.
January 4, 1769 I now am refreshed so I shall explain. I am just th irteen and before I become Queen, I must first be what the French call theDauphine. It is their word for the highest Princess in the land. The Dauphine is the w ife of the Dauphin, the eldest son of the King. The French King is Louis XV. His s on died. So now his eldest grandson is the Dauphin. His name is Louis Auguste. I am to marry him, probably next year. And when Louis XV dies, the Dau phin shall become King Louis XVI and I shall become Queen Marie Antoinette . Together we shall rule. But for now I am an Archduchess. I am thirteen and everyone calls me Antonia. I am not yet ready to be a Dauphine, let alone a Quee n. Everyone tells me this at least sixteen times a day.
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