Scientific randomness in the universe goes beyond particles at the molecular level and can extend to everything we encounter in our lives. Random Library Book is a series of my walks down different library aisles and I randomly pick out a book. I bring light to books that might otherwise get lost in the large repetitive physical aisles of a library.
The Fatal Friendship: Mary Antoinette, Count Ferson and the Flight to Varennes
By Stanley Loomis
Published in 1972 at 341 pages, this book is about the relationship between Mary Antoinette and Count Ferson as their intimacy had consequences that intrigues historians even today. Mary’s circumstances with fate has made her the most celebrated queen in the history of France. This book retells their romance turned into a fatal relationship.
This research story includes pictures of great paintings of the historic people involved. I got the impression that this story was meant to be told because the book had some wear to it. I was going through the images in the book and it really helped bring me back to a day that I'm unfamiliar with, as society and culture was very different back then than it is now.
Good read for those interested in a biography on Marie Antoinette and important events during the French Revolution.