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Titel: Napoleon: His Wives and Women (1st Edition ...
Verlag: Harper Collins
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine
Auflage: First Edition.
NR FINE/NR FINE 1ST IMPRESSION 1ST 2002 HARPER COLLINS HARDBACK, UNCLIPPED DJ WITH PHOTO SECTIONS, TERRIFIC ORIGINAL STUDY BY HIBBERT. LIGHT NATURAL AGING, A LITTLE EDGE-RUBBING TO DJ, NEAR FINE 1ST ED. More Napoleon books available Sent Airmail at no extra cost Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9780002570923. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 032544. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 032544
A fresh and masterly account of the private life of Napoleon ? his wives and women ? by the historian described by Stella Tillyard as ?a master portraitist of great men?s private lives? and by Amanda Foreman as ?one of England?s greatest living historical writers?.
? Modern history has produced one single myth on a heroic scale to rival those of Alexander and Caesar ? that of Napoleon. The continuing fascination of this astonishingly gifted man is reflected in the number of books published each year on various aspects of the Napoleonic legend: some 250,000 volumes in all since Napoleon?s mysterious death in 1821.
? What is still needed is now provided by Christopher Hibbert: an authoritative up-to-date account of the women in Napoleon?s life at all stages of his developing and extraordinary career, based on the fruits of modern research: in short, the private figure revealed behind the soldier, statesman and legend.
? The book covers in detail Napoleon?s marriages to the charming Creole from Martinique, Josephine Tascher de La Pagerie, and the plain and pliant Austrian archduchess Marie Louise, as well as his affairs with his various mistresses, from the pretty, 20-year-old milliner?s apprentice Pauline Fourès, who was smuggled out to Egypt wearing the uniform of her husband?s regiment, to the young Polish Countess Marie Walewska who resisted him at first but, persuaded by her elderly husband and other Polish patriots to submit, eventually fell in love with him.
? From his time as an unknown young Corsican officer to First Consul, Emperor and finally exile on St Helena, Napoleon?s string of brief liaisons led him to proclaim to Josephine that the ?ordinary rules of morality and propriety? did not apply to him.
? As well as the wives and mistresses, the book examines Napoleon?s relationship with the women of his family, all of whom disliked and envied Josephine: his beloved parsimonious mother and his three sisters, Elisa, Caroline and Pauline.
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