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The Emperor's Last Island: A Journey to St. Helena (Vintage Departures)

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ISBN13: 9780679739371
ISBN10: 0679739378
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In 1814 Napoleon Bonaparte arrived on St. Helenad surreal exile that would last until his death six years later. "A resonant meditation on exile, fame, the stories we tell about ourselves (and) the bigger stories we tell about our great figures."--Los Angeles Times Book Review.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-277).

About the Author

Julia Blackburn is the author of three books of nonfiction, Charles Waterton, The Emperors Last Island, and Daisy Bates in the Desert, and of two novels, The Book of Color and The Lepers Companions, both of which were shortlisted for the Orange Prize. She lives in England.

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Guy, January 2, 2010 (view all comments by Guy)
Excellent. I have been to St. Helena twice. I was given the book just prior to departing on the same voyage the author speaks of on the RMS. I read the book on the journey home from St. Helena to UK.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679739371
Author:
Blackburn, Julia
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
History
Subject:
France
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Travel and travel guides
Subject:
Saint Helena.
Subject:
Saint Helena Description and travel.
Subject:
Napoleon - Captivity, 1815-1821
Subject:
France - Kings and rulers - Death
Subject:
World History-France
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19930331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.00x5.24x.72 in. .56 lbs.

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