Archive for March, 2008
Question: Caan someone write me a bibliography of this book?
i need a sample to work with, and i dont know what city this was published in.
Answer: Campan, Madame. Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, Complete. Teddington Lock, England: Echo Library, 2007.
Question: Does anyone know what this means "graphic satirical pamphlets"i need serious help?
While reading an article on marie antoinette i came across this paragraph.
Marie Antoinette's situation became more precarious when, on 6 August 1775, her sister-in-law, the comtesse d'Artois, gave birth to a son, the duc d'Angoulême (who later became the presumptive heir to the French throne when his father, the comte d'Artois, became King Charles X of France in 1824). This resulted in release of a plethora of graphic satirical pamphlets, which mainly centered on the king's impotence and the queen's searching for sexual relief elsewhere, with men and women alike.
Answer: Well. Graphic means descriptive, usually with a negotive and sexual connotation. Satrical come from satire, which is like irony and sarcasm. Pamphlets are letters or informational readings, usually short and precise.
From the context, I would presume that Marie was criticized and poked fun at due to the prior events. The writings were centered on her sexuality and were done to induce a negative response to her.
Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen of France (part2/12)