Désirée: The Bestselling Story of Napoleon’s First Love [Annemarie Selinko] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. An epic love. Desiree. Written by Annemarie Selinko. Fourteen-year-old Desiree, a merchant’s The novel is written in the form of Desiree’s diary from to DESIREE by Annemarie Selinko Sourcebooks, October 1, From the back cover: To be young, in France, and in love: fourteen year old.

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It’s about a silk merchants drsiree who becomes friends with Napoleon and later the wife of Bernadotte who becomes the King of Sweden. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Song of Ice and Fire: I started to read in earnest. Here’s a picture of her: Writing in your diary and you quote verbatim a long long letter from your son? This though, would not be the end of their encounters. Skip to main content.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. As a little girl Desiree received a diary from her beloved father and through it she narrates h In his memoirs, dictated while he was in exile on the island of St.

Desiree is an engaging and charming character, but portrayed as a rather simple and uneducated young woman, lacking in some of the social graces. View all 3 comments.

I’m not saying this was a wholesome takeaway, just that the upshot was wholesome: But what I found even more fascinating was learning about Gen. Dec 20, Sharon Penman rated it anndmarie it.


Show More Show Less. English Choose a language for shopping. Napoleon had broken the pre-arranged crowing ritual and had crowned himself! Showing of 74 reviews. I had not seen it for quite sometime so I went to Amazon and they found the movie for me. Her attachment to the Bonaparte family, by the marriage of Napoleon’s brother to Desiree’s sister- and politically through her husband’s Bernardotte importance he first fought along Bonaparte’s side and then became the King of Sweden.

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I needed another one to be able to read which I try to do at least once a year. Now that I have read Annemarie Selinko’s masterpiece, I would annemarje it more as a sweeping historical novel than a romance. In the end, this book was a great read. In my family, either you were great or you were nothing.

Feb 25, Amalie rated it really liked it Shelves: Important informat Excellent older book annemarie Annemarie Selinko about the life of Eugenie Desiree Clary, a silk merchant’s daughter, who was the first love of Napoleon Bonaparte.

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I loved that Desiree’s life entertwined Josephine’s and her family- along with all the Bonaparte’s and other significant historical characters Fouche, for one.

We encounter moments of truthful courage where Desiree speaks her opinion frankly and keeps her head high- even though she is terrified inside It’s all just too good. The Illustrated Collection Books by J. Refresh and try again. And I just noticed how these dictatorial men don’t seemed to have had a love life: Ten pages in and no one had died. This was something that wasn’t fully realized or appreciated until the reign of Queen Victoria with her hemophilia passing genes.


Spoilers ahead, but only if you’re not a history buff Excellent older book by Annemarie Selinko about the life of Eugenie Desiree Clary, a silk merchant’s daughter, who was the first love of Napoleon Bonaparte.

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For many it will probably not deserve a five-star annemariie. When I was a teenager this book was passed on to me by my mother, who had also read it when she was my age. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. I have read this book many times.

View all 4 comments. All of these are annemarie historical facts and make in themselves a compelling read. Then the annmarie, invasions Read it before in the original German and also found the translation excellent. Narrative is all about the mutable and out-sized passions we have to contend with just for being alive. It takes Napoleon from when he came to France in Marseilles through his rise in the govt, to First Consul to Emperor, and his collapse.