The Resource The Rose of Martinique : a life of Napoleon's Josephine, Andrea Stuart

The Rose of Martinique : a life of Napoleon's Josephine, Andrea Stuart

Label
The Rose of Martinique : a life of Napoleon's Josephine
Title
The Rose of Martinique
Title remainder
a life of Napoleon's Josephine
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Stuart
Title variation
rose of Martinique
Title variation remainder
a life of Napoleons Josephine
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the most remarkable women of the modern era, Josephine Bonaparte was born Rose de Tasher on her family's sugar plantation in Martinique. She embodied all the characteristics of a true Creole-sensuality, vivacity, and willfulness. Using diaries and letters, Andrea Stuart expertly re-creates Josephine's whirlwind of a life, which began with an isolated Caribbean childhood and led to a marriage that would usher her onto the world stage and crown her empress of France. Josephine managed to be in the forefront of every important episode of her era's turbulent history: from the rise of the West Indian slave plantations that bankrolled Europe's rapid economic development, to the decaying of the ancien régime, to the French Revolution itself, from which she barely escaped the guillotine. Rescued from near starvation, she grew to epitomize the wild decadence of post-revolutionary Paris. It was there that Josephine first caught the eye of Napoleon Bonaparte. A true partner to Napoleon, she was equal parts political adviser, hostess par excellence, confidante, and passionate lover. In this captivating biography, Stuart brings her so utterly to life that we finally understand why Napoleon's last word before dying was the name he had given her: Josephine
Summary
An evocative portrait of Josephine Beauharnais, the young widow who caught the eye of Corsican general Napoleon Bonaparte and who became his wife, hostess, political advisor, confidante, and lover, is set against the turbulent backdrop of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe. 25,000 first printing
Biography type
individual biography
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264979
Cataloging source
DLC
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Stuart, Andrea
Dewey number
944.05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Josephine
  • Empresses
  • Sugar plantations
  • Martinique
  • France
Target audience
adult
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a life of Napoleon's Josephine
Label
The Rose of Martinique : a life of Napoleon's Josephine, Andrea Stuart
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
455 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802142023
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The Rose of Martinique : a life of Napoleon's Josephine, Andrea Stuart
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
455 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802142023
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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