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Fraser, Antonia 1932-

Works: 370 works in 2,301 publications in 10 languages and 66,477 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Biographies  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories  Suspense fiction  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Director, Interviewee, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Antonia Fraser
Mary, Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraser( Book )

186 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 5,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary is seen as an intensely feminine, regal yet tragic figure, more sinned against than sinning, and one who was treacherously betrayed by those closest to her
Marie Antoinette : the journey by Antonia Fraser( Book )

93 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France's beleaguered queen, Marie Antoinette, wrongly accused of uttering the infamous "Let them eat cake," was the subject of ridicule and curiosity even before her death; she has since been the object of debate and speculation and the fascination so often accorded tragic figures in history. Married in mere girlhood, this essentially lighthearted, privileged, but otherwise unremarkable child was thrust into an unparalleled time and place, and was commanded by circumstance to play a significant role in history. Antonia Fraser's lavish and engaging portrait of Marie Antoinette, one of the most recognizable women in European history, excites compassion and regard for all aspects of her subject, immersing the listener not only in the coming-of-age of a graceful woman, but also in the unraveling of an era
The lives of the kings & queens of England by Antonia Fraser( Book )

93 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 3,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the men and women who have inherited or seized the English crown since 1066 and assesses the political impact of their personalities and characteristics
The weaker vessel by Antonia Fraser( Book )

57 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and German and held by 3,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Women in 17th-century England--heiresses and dairymaids, holy women and prostitutes, criminals and educators, widows and witches, midwives and mothers, heroines, courtesans, prophetesses, businesswomen, ladies of the court, and that new breed, the actress."
The warrior queens by Antonia Fraser( Book )

52 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this panoramic work of history, Fraser looks at women who led armies, empires and rebellions: Cleopatra, Tamara of Georgia, Isabella of Spain, Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great, Jinga Mbandi of Angola, the Rani of Jhansi, and the 20th-century "iron ladies" Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meir and Indira Gandhi, among others. Her touchstone is Boadicea, the first-century Briton who led 120,000 compatriots in a revolt that temporarily shook the Roman hold on her country. With her as a vibrant centerpiece, Fraser brings forward a constellation of 17 women who, through accidents of fate or descent, or sheer genius for power, have been cast in the role of Warrior Queen--seen by her contemporaries as (often simultaneously) monster, angel, honorary male, one who shames men into bravery--and seen, long after her reign, as the focus of a golden age.--From publisher description
Royal Charles : Charles II and the Restoration by Antonia Fraser( Book )

19 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Charles II, 17th century British king whose reign after Cromwell's death brought about a return to peace and order
Love and Louis XIV : the women in the life of the Sun King by Antonia Fraser( Book )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The self-proclaimed Sun King, Louis XIV ruled over the most glorious and extravagant court in seventeenth-century Europe. Now, Antonia Fraser goes behind the well-known tales of Louis's accomplishments and follies, exploring in detail his intimate relationships with women. The king's mother, Anne of Austria, had been in a childless marriage for 22 years before she gave birth to Louis XIV. A devout Catholic, she instilled in her son a strong sense of piety and fought successfully for his right to absolute power. In 1660, Louis married his first cousin, Marie-Thérèse, in a political arrangement. While unfailingly kind to the official "Queen of Versailles," Louis sought others to satisfy his romantic and sexual desires. Fraser weaves insights into the nature of women's religious lives--as well as such practical matters as contraception--into her sweeping portrait of the king, his court, and his ladies.--From publisher description
King James VI of Scotland, I of England by Antonia Fraser( Book )

25 editions published between 1974 and 1994 in English and held by 1,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attempts to reveal the strengths and virtues as well as the shortcomings of the much maligned Jacobean monarch who led both England and Scotland for two decades
Faith and treason : the story of the Gunpowder Plot by Antonia Fraser( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In England, November 5 is Guy Fawkes Day, when fireworks displays commemorate the shocking moment in 1605 when government authorities uncovered a secret plan to blow up the House of Parliament - and King James I along with it. A group of English Catholics, seeking to unseat the king and reintroduce Catholicism as the state religion, daringly placed in position thirty-six barrels of gunpowder in a cellar under the Palace of Westminster. Their aim was to ignite the gunpowder at the opening of the parliamentary session. Though the charismatic Catholic Robert Catesby was the group's leader, it was the devout Guy Fawkes who emerged as its most famous member, as he was the one who was captured and who revealed under torture the names of his fellow plotters. In the aftermath of their arrests, conditions grew worse for English Catholics, as legal penalties against them were stiffened and public sentiment became rabidly intolerant." "In a narrative that reads like a gripping detective story. Antonia Fraser has untangled the web of religion, politics, and personalities that surrounded that fateful night of November 5. And in examining the lengths to which individuals will go for their faith, she finds in this long-ago event a reflection of the religion-inspired terrorism that has produced gunpowder plots of our own time."--Jacket
Quiet as a nun by Antonia Fraser( Book )

57 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a murder takes place in a secluded tower at Blessed Eleanor's Convent in Sussex and the victim is an old school friend, Britain's most popular TV reporter Jemima Shore finds herself in the middle of a disturbing puzzle. The dead woman, a nun, was to inherit one of the largest fortunes in Britain. Jemima walks into the eye of a worldly storm of fear--and the more she learns, the clearer it becomes that more lives, including her own, are being threatened
A splash of red by Antonia Fraser( Book )

42 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone loved Chloe Fontaine. Tiny and exquisitely pretty, her fragile looks hid a considerable talent as a novelist. She had had a series of admirers, lovers, and husbands ever since her arrival in literary London. Her friends sometimes remarked on the odd contrast of her disorderly private life and the careful formality of her work, yet it hardly seemed to matter when even the critics doted on her. When Chloe strangely and suddenly disappears one hot summer day, Jemima Shore, who is left in charge of her flat, must find out why before it is too late
A history of toys by Antonia Fraser( Book )

25 editions published between 1966 and 1972 in English and Danish and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jemima Shore at the Sunny Grave and other stories by Antonia Fraser( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of nine short stories about murder and mayhem, four featuring Jemima Shore, investigative reporter
Political death : a Jemima Shore mystery by Antonia Fraser( Book )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Britain, with an election approaching, Lady Imogen Swain gives TV reporter Jemima Shore the first volume of a diary, aimed at blowing the whistle on a spy scandal. Before she can give Jemima the second--that one names names--Imogen is killed. Jemima investigates. By the author of The Wives of Henry VIII
Cool repentance by Antonia Fraser( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Hungarian and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Was that what you thought - that you would come back, come back here to beautiful Lark, and get away with it, did you expect that? I can hardly believe it, even of you ... ' A series of murders have shocked the sleepy, rural village of Lark. The deaths all coincide with the reappearance of actress Christabel Herriot - it is clear that someone has decided her return is not to be tolerated. Amidst the gossip surrounding her reckless affair, Christabel decides to resume her theatrical career, joining a company performing at the Larminster Festival. Jemima Shore has been asked to present a programme on the Festival, so when it becomes clear that Christabel's life is in serious danger, Jemima is on the case again
Cromwell, our chief of men by Antonia Fraser( Book )

70 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No Englishman has made more impact on the history of his nation than Oliver Cromwell; few have been so persistently maligned in the folklore of history. The central purpose of Antonia Fraser's book is the recreation of his life and character, freed from the distortions of myth and Royalist propaganda. Cromwell was a man of contradictions and surprising charm. The ruthless Psalm-singing General of the battlefields was also a country gentleman who, after his victory at Worcester, paused to hawk in the fields nearby; the most decisive and ruthless of commanders was also a passionate connoisseur of music. Of Cromwell's fitness for high office, both military and civil, this fascinating biography leaves no doubt. Under his rule English prestige abroad rose to a level unequalled since Elizabeth I, yet his campaign in Ireland has cast a shadow over his reputation. Antonia Fraser displays great insight into this complex man and reveals a totally unexpected Cromwell, far removed from the received stereotype
Must you go? : my life with Harold Pinter by Antonia Fraser( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De toneelschrijver Harold Pinter en de letterkundige Antonia Fraser hebben samengeleefd van 1975 tot zijn dood 33 jaar later
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Alternative Names
A Fureizā 1932-

A. フレイザー 1932-

Antonia Fraser britische Historikerin und Bestseller-Autorin

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Fraser, Antonia Margaret Caroline 1932-

Fraser, Antonia Pakenham

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Fraser, Antonia Pakenhem 1932-

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Longford, Antonia, 1932-

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Pakenham, Antonia Margaret Caroline, 1932-

Peckenham, Antonia 1932-

Peckenham, Antonia Margaret Caroline 1932-

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Pinter, Antonia, 1932-

Антонија Фрејзер

אנטוניה פרייזר סופרת בריטית

آنتونیا فریزر


フレイザー, A.

フレイザー, アントニア


Marie Antoinette : the journeyThe lives of the kings & queens of EnglandThe weaker vesselThe warrior queensLove and Louis XIV : the women in the life of the Sun KingKing James VI of Scotland, I of EnglandFaith and treason : the story of the Gunpowder PlotQuiet as a nun