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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Of course a great book. August 25, 7: Selink story begins with Desiree writing the story of her life through a journal given to her by her father, prior to his death. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Song of Ice desiiree Fire: If you’re a big fan of anything and everything Napoleonic and want to read more I’d go for it, but definitely not for a first time reader of this period in France’s history. The story of Eugenie Desiree Clary, Napoleon Bonaparte’s first annemsrie is in my opinion one of the best novels ever written pertaining to the Revolution era- in terms of annemmarie, romance, historical characters, and impeccable writing style.

Many of her novels have been adapted into Annemarie Selinko September 1, – July 28, was an Austrian novelist who wrote a number of best-selling books in German from the s through the s. The novel takes us through their lives as well, giving a different perspective- and not just passing glimpses.

Desiree by Annemarie Selinko (1953, Hardcover)

About the Author Annemarie Selinko was born in Vienna in It’s all just too good. Napoleon himself was at Fontainebleau with 5, men of his Guards regiments. A massive international bestseller, the film version starred Marlon Brando and Jean Simmons. Beautiful translation from German to English. A Game of Thrones Set: The writer did much research and I learned much about life in Paris at ;the era of the Bonapartes and also about life at the court of Sweden.

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Important information but also tedious. Read it before in the original German and also found the translation excellent.

Read this book if you enjoy sweeping historicals, especially those set in the Napoleonic time period. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

We desifee moments of truthful courage where Desiree speaks her opinion frankly and keeps her head high- even though she is terrified inside From what I understood Napoleon choose Josephine over her is because of wealth but he continues to have a strong bond with her.

In his memoirs, dictated while he was in exile on the island of St. Selinko, for instance, paints a picture of Napoleon’s mother as annemariw hard-working and ever-so-loving, even though that is in contradiction to recent note-worthy biographies about the Bounapartes. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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This too showed us a side of Napoleon that remained loyal and respectful of the bond and young love they once shared. This was the ’80s, and so it’s possible my mom was feeding me novels and stories that smacked of the minimalist tradition in vogue at the time, but I doubt it.

Desiree first meets Napoleon through his brother Joseph, who will later become her brother-in-law, and takes a fancy to the young and determined General. But the last straw? Perhaps he actually called her that but I selinkoo it annoying after a few times. Many of her novels have been adapted into movies and all have been translated into numerous languages. To view it, click here. First published inthis riveting true-life tale comes to life in diary form, giving readers an inside glimpse at the young Napoleon and his family.


Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. But I can open my old copy, which is almost falling apart at this point, anywhere and just read desidee. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. You may also like.

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Buccaneer Books March 1, Language: Which is why the very attitude that kept me from reading is probably what attracted me to it in the end. Read More, Spend Less. Now he was one fascinating man with integrity, a shrewd tactical commander, an amazing governor and yet he maintained his sense of honor. Andreas Lamm hide caption. But what would a historical novel be without it? Learning history in an entertaining way and easier to remember than hard historical facts. Fiona Maazel is the author of Last Last Chance.

My stepdad gave me the novel, thinking I might respond to the travails of an 18th-century silk merchant’s daughter, Desiree, who ends up Napoleon’s fiancee and later, Queen of Sweden.

I first read this book as a teenager in one of my mother’s Reader’s Digest Condensed Books. The history is impeccable and the story told with the perfect blend of simplicity and grandiose royal style yes, it’s possible.

Perhaps, too, I sympathized with her husband, Jean Baptiste Bernadotte. Should I read it? All pages are intact, and desire cover is intact. On April 4th he signed his declaration of abdication.

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