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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View all 7 comments. She officially changed her name there to Desideria, which she did not use herself.

And that alone is part of its charm Annemarie Selinko’s last novel: Retrieved from ” https: The story of Eugenie Desiree Clary, Napoleon Bonaparte’s first love is in my opinion one of the best novels ever written pertaining to the Revolution era- in terms of history, romance, historical characters, and impeccable writing style.

It is xelinko, copyright Their descendants rule Sweden today.

Throughout their lives, Desiree would always play an important role in Napoleon’s life-not amorously, but with extended family and politically. 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. I have one that I’ve read so many times over the years that its battered and torn.


But I can open my old copy, which is almost falling apart at this point, anywhere and just read on. The story begins with Desiree writing the story of her life through a journal given to her by her father, prior to his death.

Desiree by Annemarie Selinko A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Read an excerpt of Desiree. I’m not saying this was a wholesome takeaway, just that the upshot was wholesome: All in all, a old fashioned good time. View all 10 comments. But he must leave for Paris, where he meets his eventual wife Josephine. As a little girl Desiree received a diary from her beloved father and through it she narrates her story.

But what I found even more fascinating was learning about Gen. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lists with This Book. The Swedish royals to this day carry the name Bernadotte Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Who could’ve known…and then feels sorry for herself because no one there likes her.

The novel takes us through their lives as well, giving a different perspective- and not just passing glimpses. Return to Book Page. From what I understood Napoleon choose Josephine over her is because of wealth but he continues to have a strong bond with her. I’d like to read this book xesiree Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

This never happened and when I finally finished the book, I almost felt the parting sadness when losing a dear friend.

Want to Read saving…. You may also like. It gives the reader an inside glimpse at the young Napoleon and his family, his days as the Emperor and on to his final defeat at Waterloo.


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I really had a hard time putting it down, despite my few misgivings. Showing of 74 reviews. I would read my way out of despair, which I’ve been doing ever since.

A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. I can see myself being attracted to that, as well. 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. This is the most fascinating book about a woman who was engaged to Napoleon before he married Josephine, then went on to marry Gen.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I now have a library full of titles regarding those two topics. Mar 03, Laura rated it really liked it Recommends it for: It’s about a silk merchants daughter who becomes friends with Napoleon and later the wife of Bernadotte who becomes the King of Sweden.

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