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Riassunto: In this first of three books inspired by the life of Josephine Bonaparte, Sandra Gulland has created a novel of immense and magical proportions. We meet Josephine in the exotic and lush Martinico, where an old island woman predicts that one day she will be queen. The journey from the remote village of her birth to the height of European elegance is long, but Josephine's fortune proves to be true. By way of fictionalized diary entries, we traverse her early years as she marries her one true love, bears his children, and is left betrayed, widowed, and penniless. It is Josephine's extraordinary charm, cunning, and will to survive that catapults her to the heart of society, where she meets Napoleon, whose destiny will prove to be irrevocably intertwined with hers.
Review: Since completing high school history, few of us have managed to keep straight the details of the French Revolution. Beyond suggestions of eating cake and the effectiveness of the guillotine, this sordid time period has remained--for many--somewhat obscure. Now, through the novel The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B., not only do we learn of the many differences between Robespierre and Rousseau, but we gain insight into the marriage of one of history's greatest political couples: Napoleon and Josephine.
Standing beside the charismatic Napoleon, Josephine's own importance and fascinating history have often been overshadowed. In a fictionalized account of Josephine's diaries and her correspondence, author Sandra Gulland has shed light on Josephine's pre-Napoleon life. This, the first of three books about Josephine, covers her childhood in Martinique, her first marriage, the birth of her children, her life during the revolution, and her marriage to Napoleon.
A poor Creole outsider as well as a rising socialite, Josephine experienced both the horrors of imprisonment and the privilege of connections. Utilizing these different perspectives, Gulland takes special care to bring forth the reality of life in late 18th-century France. Though she can only theorize on Josephine's emotions and desires, Gulland's talented writing and the restrained use of footnotes keep the reader properly informed on pertinent details, whether they be obscure political events or voodoo beliefs. While professional historians may bristle at the artistic license Gulland employs, most readers will find her novel a satisfying and engaging introduction to this dramatic period. --Nancy R.E. O'Brien
Titolo: The Many Lives And Secret Sorrows Of ...
Casa editrice: Harper Perennial
Data di pubblicazione: 2009
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Harper Perennial, 2009. Condizione libro: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP62400411
Descrizione libro Harper Perennial. Paperback. Condizione libro: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Codice libro della libreria 2763007031
Descrizione libro Harper Perennial. Paperback. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2780154992
Descrizione libro Harper Perennial. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Codice libro della libreria G1554682843I3N00
Descrizione libro Harper Perennial. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Codice libro della libreria G1554682843I3N00
Descrizione libro Harper Perennial. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G1554682843I5N00
Descrizione libro Harpercollins Canada, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG1554682843
Descrizione libro Harper Collins 2009-03-05, 2009. Softcover. Condizione libro: New. Softcover. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Codice libro della libreria 9781554682843B
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97815546828434.0
Descrizione libro Harper Perennial, Toronto, 2009. Softcover / Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Trade paperback. Cardstock wraps are clean and intact with light edge wear. Text block is clean, square and sound. 433 pages. Shipping charges may be adjusted. Photo of book provided upon request. Codice libro della libreria 00029929