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Josephine: A Life of the Empress

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In 1804, when Josephine Bonaparte knelt before her husband, Napoleon, to receive the imperial diadem, few in the vast crowd of onlookers were aware of the dark secrets hidden behind the imperial façade. To her subjects, she appeared to vet hew most favored woman in France: alluring, wealthy, and with the devoted love of a remarkable husband who was the conqueror of Europe. In actuality, Josephine's life was far darker, for her celebrated allure was fading, her wealth was compromised by massive debt, and her marriage was corroded by infidelity and abuse.

Josephine's life story was as turbulent as the age—an era of revolution and social upheaval, of the guillotine, and of frenzied hedonism. With telling psychological depth and compelling literary grace, Carolly Erickson brings the complex, charming, ever-resilient Josephine to life in this memorable portrait, one that carries the reader along every twist and turn of the empress's often thorny path, from the sensual richness of her childhood in the tropics to her final lonely days at Malmaison.

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Josephine Bonaparte's life story was as turbulent as the age--an era of revolution and social upheaval, of the guillotine and of frenzied hedonism. With telling psychological depth and compelling literary grace, Erickson brings the complex, charming, ever resilient Josephine to life in this memorable portrait. 8-page color photo insert.

About the Author

Carolly Erickson received her Ph.D. in medieval history from Columbia University. She is the author of Great Harry, Alexandra, and Bloody Mary, among others. She lives in Hawaii.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312263461
Author:
Erickson, Carolly
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
France
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Childhood Memoir
Subject:
Empresses
Subject:
Josephine, consort of napoleon i, 1763-1814
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
105-846
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
One 8pp color photo insert
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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"Synopsis" by , Josephine Bonaparte's life story was as turbulent as the age--an era of revolution and social upheaval, of the guillotine and of frenzied hedonism. With telling psychological depth and compelling literary grace, Erickson brings the complex, charming, ever resilient Josephine to life in this memorable portrait. 8-page color photo insert.
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