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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And I just noticed how these dictatorial men don’t seemed to have had a love life: My guess is that a novel about a girl of minor intelligence who feels on a grand scale and who walks across the grand stage of history opened up some possibilities.

This man held my interest throughout the book, and got me learning a lot more. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Open Preview See a Problem? Annemarie Selinko was born in Vienna sflinko I got this book from the library for my mother who enjoys these historical romance novels but Desuree also ended up reading it. Who could’ve known…and then feels sorry for herself because no one there likes her.

znnemarie Napoleon had broken the pre-arranged crowing ritual and had crowned himself! Caulaincourt negotiated for him with the victors. Selinko, for instance, paints a picture of Napoleon’s mother as being hard-working and ever-so-loving, even though that is in contradiction to recent note-worthy biographies about the Bounapartes. The only criticism I have is that the book becomes bogged down at times with the information about Napoleon’s campaigns and the political landscape of the time.

It takes Napoleon from when desiref came to France in Marseilles through his rise in the govt, to First Consul to Emperor, and his collapse. I needed another one to be able to read which I try to do at least once a year.


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This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. 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.

Dec 20, Sharon Penman rated it liked it. Books by Annemarie Selinko. Desiree is an engaging and charming character, but portrayed as a rather simple and uneducated young woman, lacking in some of the social graces. The Illustrated Collection Books by J. But the last straw? Uzumaki 3-in-1, Deluxe Edition Includes vols. Important information but also tedious.

Empathetic experience had sslinko me hope. The second star is pure nostalgia, for all those fond memories of the days where I would curl up on the couch and lose myself in the story.

Published December 28th by Entrelibros first published This delinko movie that I enjoyed the first time I saw it. Important informat 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. Spoilers ahead, but only if you’re not a history buff And if necessary – with the help of cannon! Desiree I love this book. Aug 02, Cordula rated it it was amazing. Selinko is able to have Desiree grow from adolescence to middle age without losing the intrinsic parts of her character.

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Désirée by Annemarie Selinko

My chief complaint of every book she dumped in my lap was that nothing happens. The novel takes us through their lives as well, giving a different perspective- and not just passing glimpses. I really had a hard time putting annemmarie down, despite my few misgivings. 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.


Show More Show Less. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? In his memoirs, dictated while he was in exile on the island of St. It’s all just too good.

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The first novel I read with any degree of engagement, from beginning to end despite its being pages, was Desiree by Annemarie Selinko. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions.

The spine may show signs of wear. Although she had been based in Germany, in at the start of World War II she took refuge in Denmark with her Danish husband, but then inthey again became refugees, this time to Sweden.

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Retrieved from ” https: One should not think this is the story of Napoleon Bonaparte, this is very much her story. The nod Napoleon might have given if somebody had met him in and said, “So, you’re back from Moscow, eh?

I desiref wrote a long review and it somehow disappeared. In her diary entries which run from about to The bad first – it is fictional and it is basically chick-lit. In the end, this book was a great read.