Madame Tussaud addresses several themes.
1. Madame Tussaud's biography.
2. French Revolution.
3. Thomas Jefferson's friendship with and influence of Marquis de Lafayette.
4. Royal family.
5. Men and women who were involved in the French Revolution, including those who were on the opposing end and were either imprisoned and or murdered: Robespeirre, Foulon, Marquis de Sade, Duc de Orleans, Josephine de Beauharnais.
- I admired Marie's ambitions in her career, her talents and abilities, and her selfless dedication to her family. The author Michelle Moran brought Marie to life and gave her a well-rounded persona that reflected these admirable traits.
- When the book did pick up speed, It was difficult to put the book down----the characters who I'd grown to care about were in peril. The suspense and terror of the revolution made my heart pound.
- The reader views the historical events through Marie's eyes. The people she has contact with, which was the royal family, and those people who were involved in the organization of the revolution. She had minimal contact with the people who were below her economic status.
- I felt the book did not begin to peak my interest till mid-point. This was when the story picked up speed.
Historical Fiction/Biography/Literature/French Revolution/Guillotine/Marie Antoinette/Louis XVI/Robespierre/Anna Maria Grosholtz Tussaud
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