Marie Antoinette: The Journey - The Austrian Woman Summary & Analysis

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The Austrian Woman Summary and Analysis

In chapter nineteen, "Her Majesty the Prisoner," Antoinette and Louis are held at the palace at Tuileries. She notes that the king who is held prisoner is destined to die but isn't entirely certain in the beginning whether they are actually prisoners. She plans to lead a "secluded life" and to remain as far removed from politics and the social arena as possible. The extended household is also ensconced at Tuileries and life takes on a strange sort of normalcy with Antoinette attending a few quiet gathering initially. The royal family has several outings and Antoinette admonishes the young Dauphin to remember the foundlings they see at a hospital set aside for the orphans. That summer, the family goes to the traditional summer home to escape the stifling heat of the city. There is some talk of...

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