Books: Again, Marie Antoinette

MARIE ANTOINETTE—Stefan Zweig—Viking ($3.50).

Apparently because 1933 is the 40th anniversary of Marie Antoinette's death, this is her second biography in twelve weeks. Katharine Anthony's life (TIME, Feb. 20) was only a vignette compared to Biographer Zweig's life-size portrait. Zweig is not interested in Marie because she was a queen who came to a bad end, but because she was "the average woman of yesterday, today, and tomorrow . . . and therefore (one might fancy) unsuited to become the heroine of a tragedy. . . . But tragedy arises no less when a momentous position, a crushing responsibility, is thrust upon...

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