Trianon: A Novel of Royal France

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  • Title: Trianon: A Novel of Royal France
  • Author: Elena Maria Vidal
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  • Page: 101
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Trianon: A Novel of Royal France

Trianon: A Novel of Royal France Best Read || [Elena Maria Vidal], Trianon: A Novel of Royal France, Elena Maria Vidal, Trianon A Novel of Royal France The fruit of years of research TRIANON corrects many of the popular misconceptions about Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette The novel chronicles their resolution and dignity in the face of crushing disappointments innumerable humiliations personal and national tragedy and death itself What distinguishes this short and readable book from others is Vidal s examining Trianon: A Novel of Royal France Best Read || [Elena Maria Vidal] - Trianon: A Novel of Royal France, Trianon A Novel of Royal France The fruit of years of research TRIANON corrects many of the popular misconceptions about Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette The novel chronicles their resolution and dignity in the face of crushing disap

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About “Elena Maria Vidal

  • Elena Maria Vidal

    Elena Maria Vidal grew up in the countryside outside of Frederick, Maryland, fair as the garden of the Lord as the poet Whittier said of it As a child she read so many books that her mother had to put restrictions on her hours of reading During her teenage years, she spent a great deal of her free time writing stories and short novels.Elena graduated in 1984 from Hood College in Frederick with a BA in Psychology, and in 1985 from the State University of New York at Albany with an MA in Modern European History In 1986, she joined the Secular Order of Our Lady of Mt Carmel Elena taught at the Frederick Visitation Academy and worked as a private tutor as well as teaching children s etiquette classes During a trip to Austria in 1995 she visited the tomb of Empress Maria Theresa in the Capuchin crypt in Vienna Afterwords she decided to finish a novel about Marie Antoinette she had started writing ten years before but had put aside In 1997 her first historical novel TRIANON was published by St Michaels Press In 2000, the sequel MADAME ROYALE was published, as well as the second edition of TRIANON, by The Neumann Press Both books quickly found an international following which continues to this day In 2010, the third edition of TRIANON and the second edition of MADAME ROYALE were released.In November 2009, THE NIGHT S DARK SHADE A NOVEL OF THE CATHARS was published by Mayapple Books The new historical novel deals with the controversial Albigensian Crusade in thirteenth century France Elena has been a contributor to Canticle Magazine, Touchstone Magazine, The National Observer, and The American Conservative In April 2009 she was a speaker at the Eucharistic Convention in Auckland, New Zealand In August 2010 Elena spoke at The Catholc Writers Conference in Valley Forge, PA She is a member of the Catholic Writers Guild and the Eastern Shore Writers Association She currently lives in Maryland with her family and is working on a historical novel about her Irish ancestors Elena blogs at teaattrianon.



546 thoughts on “Trianon: A Novel of Royal France

  • I am updating my original review here with the longer and detailed review I published on That review cost me when folks who absolutely, madly, positively adored this book took out their displeasure with my opinion in a particularly nasty manner I am no longer worried about thatTE I originally posted this review two years ago, where it received a 50 50 split between helpful and not helpful votes Normally I wouldn t care what sort of votes or comments any of my reviews attracted since my reviews [...]


  • Fan fiction, and bad fan fiction at that The most common mistake early fan fiction writers made was the creation of a Mary Sue In prehistoric Star Trek fan fic, the Mary Sue was usually the female ensign that was brilliant, reserved and beautiful only to the special few who could see past her reserve This might be Kirk, once Ensign Mary Sue had saved them from attacking Romulans As fan fic expanded, the Mary Sue included both fangirls and fanboys.Why write fan fic A lot of reasons, but at least [...]


  • The public square separated from God is a place where all hell breaks lose literally The feudal system was destined for the trash heap, that is a given, but was devotion to God and all the associated virtues derived from that devotion, to be dispatched as well Well the French Revolution demonstrates the evil that results from man s separation, coerced initially, then physically forced , from God s laws and commandments It has been repeated time and again, starting with the fall of man and progre [...]




  • A less than valiant attempt by the author to raise some compassion for Marie Antoinette Without a dog in the fight, I was ready to be swayed and brought to my knees in anger at the relentless, unfair treatment of the royal family during la Revolution Sadly Vidal offered no tangible evidence that dissuade the notion that Antoinette was entirely disconnected from the trials of the poor or to support the fact that she was completely innocent of the claims laid against her by multiple historians Wit [...]


  • The dialogue seemed a bit contrived to me, and I think it would have benefited from a simpler writing style, but Elena Vidal s brilliant interpretation of Marie Antoinette s life than makes up for any literary faults with its honest and beautiful depiction of famous and some not so famous historical personalities and its white knuckled faithfulness to actual events I did find her take on Louis XVI to be a bit too sympathetic in my opinion, though This book felt like a drink of water compared to [...]


  • A very good story of Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution It cuts through a lot of the myths that surround her, and the French Revolution My only warning is that the story isn t seen through the eyes of the same person for than one chapter, and it is not in chronological order So the material in the story is extremely good, but it could have perhaps been written better style wise.


  • Wow As a child in public school in the US, I never thought to question what I was taught I believed my history lessons about the French revolution to be true As a grown Catholic, I have been finding that a lot of the history books have been very skewed For a balanced view of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, please read this book


  • I like the book Its very spiritual and shows the softer or, let me rephrase that, the spiritual side of the royals I still have a long way but once i finish reading the book, will write a conclusion to my review So far, so good.






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