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Josephine

Author : Andrea Stuart
ISBN : 9781447204732
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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‘It’s a story worthy of a blockbuster novel, and it’s all true. Oodles of sex, passion, adultery, media hype, decadence, plots, murder, mayhem, anguish and betrayal fill these pages . . . an enjoyable, well-researched book; I didn’t want to reach the end’ Edwina Currie, New Statesman Books of the Year One of the most potent icons of female sexuality, Josephine has largely been reduced to an empty cipher, wife to her more famous husband and the butt of one of the oldest jokes around. Yet as Andrea Stuart shows, the girl who grew up on the beautiful island of Martinique endured Caribbean slave revolts, an arranged marriage, and the threat of the guillotine before she even met the man who made her Empress of France. In the grip of turbulent times, Josephine used her intelligence and her allure to forge her way in a Paris that raged and fought and danced its way through revolution and empire. This is the thrilling story of her strength, survival and ultimate transformation.

The Rose Of Martinique

Author : Andrea Stuart
ISBN : 9781555847425
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The acclaimed biography of Josephine Bonaparte, the Caribbean-born Creole who became the first wife of Napoleon and Empress of France. One of the most remarkable women of the modern era, Josephine Bonaparte was born Rose de Tasher on her family’s sugar plantation in Martinique. She embodied all the characteristics of a true Creole—sensuality, vivacity, and willfulness. Rescued from near starvation, she grew to epitomize the wild decadence of post-revolutionary Paris. It was there that Josephine first caught the eye of Napoleon Bonaparte. A true partner to Napoleon, she was equal parts political adviser, hostess par excellence, confidante, and passionate lover. Josephine managed to be in the forefront of every important episode of her era’s turbulent history: from the rise of the West Indian slave plantations that bankrolled Europe’s rapid economic development, to the decaying of the ancien régime, to the French Revolution itself, from which she barely escaped the guillotine. Using diaries and letters, Andrea Stuart brings her so utterly to life that we finally understand why Napoleon’s last word before dying was the name he had given her: Josephine. “A comprehensive and truly empathetic biography. Andrea Stuart, who was raised in the Caribbean, combines scholarly distance with a genuine attempt to understand her heroine.” —The Washington Post

Jos Phine

Author : Sandra Gulland
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Jos Phine Napol Ons Gro E Liebe

Author : Sandra Gulland
ISBN : 9783104910994
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Was die Wahrsagerin der vierzehnjährigen Rose, Tochter eines verarmten Plantagenbesitzers auf Martinique, für die Zukunft voraussagt, ist umwerfend, aber zugleich auch völlig unglaubwürdig, wenn nicht sogar lachhaft. Rose soll die Frau eines Kaisers werden. Dabei ist sie doch völlig mittellos, ohne vornehme Erziehung und durch einen Ozean von der glanzvollen Welt der Kaiser und Könige getrennt. Doch tatsächlich erzählt die Historie die Geschichte von Rose, die durch die Vermittlung ihrer Tante Désirée in eine reiche aristokratische Familie in Paris einheiratet. Nach einer unglücklichen Ehe mit Alexandre de Beauharnais bleibt Rose als Witwe mit zwei Kindern in den Wirren der Französischen Revolution zurück. Getrieben von dem Wunsch zu überleben, flüchtet sie sich in die Obhut des korrupten Barras, dem mächtigsten Mann Frankreichs. Und es ist seine Idee, daß Rose sich mit dem merkwürdigen kleinen Korsen anfreundet, dem Mann, der Rose zu Joséphine und zur Frau von Napoléon Bonaparte werden läßt. Sandra Gulland entwirft in ihrem Roman nicht nur ein fesselndes Panorama dieser Epoche, sondern sie zeichnet einfühlsam und zugleich kraftvoll das außergewöhnliche Schicksal einer faszinierenden und eigenwillig starken Frau nach.

Die Rose Von Martinique

Author : Andrea Stuart
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Serail

Author : Janet Wallach
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Historical And Secret Memoirs Of The Empress Josephine Marie Rose Tascher De La Pagerie

Author : Marie-Anne Adélaïde Lenormand
ISBN : HARVARD:32044021110341
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Aisha Das Juwel Von Medina

Author : Sherry Jones
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Josephine

Author : Carolly Erickson
ISBN : 1429904011
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Josephine Tascher de la Pagerie, born a Creole on the island of Martinique in the French West Indies, became one of the best known and most envied women who ever lived. Sent to France to make an advantageous marriage to a young aristocrat, her naivete and lack of education left her ill prepared to deal with the sophisticated - if decadent - world of pre-Revolutionary Paris. Treated cruelly by her shallow young husband, her life had become a nightmare during the Terror, in which she was imprisoned and almost lost her life. It was during this period that she honed the skills of manipulation and seduction that would lead her from the dungeons of the terror into the beds of the post-Revolutionary powerbrokers, including the Corsican corporal who would conquer Europe. As the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, conqueror of Europe and the wonder of his age, Josephine was assumed to be a worthy consort for her astounding husband, a woman as beautiful, wise and altogether remarkable as he was charismatic, brilliant, and invincible in battle. When in 1804 she knelt before Napoleon in Notre Dame and he placed the imperial crown on her head, making her Empress of France, her extraordinary destiny seemed to be fulfilled. The unknown woman from Martinique became the highest ranking woman in the land, as far above the average Frenchwoman as Napoleon himself was above the humblest soldier in his armies. Yet the truth behind the glorious symbolism in Notre Dame was much darker. For the eight-year marriage between Josephine and Napoleon had long been corroded by infidelity and abuse, and for years Josephine had dreaded that her husband would divorce her. Far from the love match previous biographers have described, Erickson's Napoleon and Josephine were the ultimate pragmatists, drawn together by political necessity while their emotions were engaged elsewhere. Carolly Erickson, the critically acclaimed biographer of the Tudor monarchs, as well as of Marie Antoinette and Queen Victoria, using her trademark ability to penetrate and explain the psychological make-up of her subjects, paints a fascinating portrait of an immensely complex and ultimately tragic woman.

Jos Phine Und Napol On

Author : Sandra Gulland
ISBN : 9783104911007
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Der zweite Band von Sandra Gullands fesselnder Romantrilogie schildert hautnah den faszinierenden Aufstieg von Joséphine Bonaparte, der Frau Napoléons. Stück für Stück lässt Sandra Gulland das Bild einer beeindruckenden und mitfühlenden Frau vor dem Hintergrund einer äußerst turbulenten Zeit entstehen: dem ausgehenden 18. Jahrhundert in Frankreich.

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