08-02-2007 03:44 PM
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08-03-2007 10:18 AM
I'm a high school English teacher who reads not only as a corollary to my teaching but also for the sheer pleasure of it. One novel my freshman students will read this term is Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. In anticipation of teaching it, I purchased Abundance in July and just read the last page an hour ago.
Needless to say, I shall recommend Abundance as an outside reading choice for those students who wish to look more closely at the life of the woman who was the focal point of so much discord and hatred in revolutionary France.
08-03-2007 10:51 AM
08-03-2007 11:07 AM
— Jorge Luis Borges
08-03-2007 02:21 PM
Thanks again for reading my novel and recommending it to your students and friends.
Learn more about Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette.
08-03-2007 03:16 PM
08-03-2007 03:17 PM
My name is Dawn and I have participated in the B&N book clubs on a few other occasions. I love history. My favorites are the Tudors, Marie Antoinette, and Cleopatra (or anything involving those eras). I've been reading alot of Marie Antoinette lately and I'll be hitting B&N this evening to get this book. Looking forward to a great discussion!
08-03-2007 03:18 PM
08-03-2007 04:32 PM
Historical fiction is my favorite genre, so there was no way I was going to let this book pass me by. I am just about 40 pages into it now. I am reminded of the Tudor novels by Philippa Gregory.
I know nothing about Marie Antoinette, so I know I will learn a lot by reading the book and participating in this forum.
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
08-03-2007 10:25 PM
08-04-2007 12:20 AM
Here's a place where we can all say hello as we get started. Are you a regular reader of historical fiction? What fascinations does the figure of Marie Antoinette hold for you?
You are back! That is really great! Welcome! I am a oldie with reading fiction especially historical. And I haven't read too much on Marie Antionette but really enjoyed this novel.
08-04-2007 11:53 AM
08-04-2007 10:14 PM
Hello All. I was drawn to the novel _Abundance_ because I thoroughly enjoyed Sena's book _Ahab's Wife_. I don't know if I will be able to get through the novel in time to discuss it here (I am currently reading two other novels), but I certainly will look forward to others' comments.
Yes, I also read the novel, Ahab's wife and was drawn into Sena's writing. So I had to try this one. But of course I also wanted to find out more about Marie Antionette.
A women who was never a girl. And we all complain about our world! Wow! SHe had alot to deal with.
08-05-2007 03:07 PM
08-05-2007 04:31 PM
I am currently a member of two land-based Barnes&Noble book clubs from which I have made several very close friends and many good acquaintances. The books we have read over the years have widened my world view as well as enriching my sense of self.
I have been a member of several of the old Barnes&Noble on-line book clubs and enjoyed the interplay of thoughts and personalities that an on-line group affords.
This book on Marie Antoinette has lured me back to Barnes&Noble's new online book clubs and I greatly look forward to participating in the group. That the author will be a participant is a definite plus.
I was drawn to the book because the idea of learning more of a child being drawn into a world both alien, (speaking a different language and country,) and familiar, (another royal family,) was fascinating. To see, as well, a child thrust into the role of an adult in a high stakes world of royal intrigue is one that I have yet to encounter.
08-05-2007 08:37 PM