A biography of Mary Queen of Scots which, when originally published in 1969, won the James Tait Black Memorial prize.
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“A book that will leave few readers unmoved.”
— San Francisco Chronicle
“She was sometimes reviled as a scheming whore, sometimes revered as a misunderstood martyr. But she was invariably regarded as fascinating. Antonia Fraser’s richly readable biography demonstrates that Mary’s great fascination continues unabated.”
“One of the most fascinating figures in history.”
— The Columbus Dispatch
“Compassionate, illuminating, rich in human interest.”
— The New York Times
“With grace, sensitivity and a sharp eye for detail, Lady Antonia Fraser has succeeded not only in recapturing the real Mary from the symbol but also in illuminating the chaotic age in which she lived.”
Author of Marie Antoinette
She was the quintessential queen: statuesque, regal, dazzlingly beautiful. Her royal birth gave her claim to the thrones of two nations; her marriage to the young French dauphin promised to place a third glorious crown on her noble head.
Instead, Mary Stuart became the victim of her own impulsive heart, scandalizing her world with a foolish passion that would lead to abduction, rape and even murder. Betrayed by those she most trusted, she would be lured into a deadly game of power, only to lose to her envious and unforgiving cousin, Elizabeth I.
Here is her story, a queen who lost a throne for love, a monarch pampered and adored even as she was led to her beheading, the unforgettable woman who became a legend for all time.
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Book Description Delacorte Press, Delacorte Press, 1969. hardcover. B030018; 613 pp, Bumped Oversized hardcover, good contents & covers, edge wear, corners. Bookseller Inventory # 30018
Book Description Delacorte Press. Book Condition: Very Good. THIS IS A LIBRARY EDITION WITH THE STANDARD MARKS WITH A MYLAR COVER THE BINDING IS VERY FIRM 1972 EDITION. Bookseller Inventory # 12772
Book Description Delacorte Press. Book Condition: Very Good. 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in dustjacket. DJ has some nicks and tears but remains good. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KAS0001424
Book Description Delacorte Press, 1969. Book Condition: Very Good. 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in dustjacket. DJ has some nicks and tears but remains good. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # KAS0001424