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1929. From the Foreword: Never so certain of her innocence as at the time of her condemnation, never so brave as when she faced her execution, Marie Antoinette wrote in her last hour of imprisonment one of the great letters of history. But its greatness is the courage, not the understanding she revealed. She hoped that history would see her as she saw herself in the supreme moment of her life; and she could not imagine that her story would be distorted, both by favorable and unfavorable historians, as her life had been molded by the brilliance and the darkness of her fate. Contents: Book One: The Queen of Versailles: The Royal Wedded Children; Steps to the Throne; The Court of Frivolity; The Player Queen; Calumny; The Fall of Versailles. Book Two: L'Autrichienne: The Rise of Paris; Madame Rochet's Flight; The Traitress; The Battle; The Captive; and Reprisal.