Napoleon's Women

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W. W. Norton & Company, 10 Νοε 2003 - 381 σελίδες
Hailed by Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana, as one of England's greatest living historical writers, Christopher Hibbert introduces us to the many intriguing women behind the legendary soldier--from his strong-willed mother and three sisters to his varied wives and mistresses. This lively historical account reveals Napoleon's often neglected private life and passionate relationships, in which he wildly worshiped certain women as often as he disdained others.

Vividly evoking the political and social upheavals of post-Revolutionary France, Hibbert captures the vibrant characters who made history, not only on the battlefield but also in the bedroom, including Josephine, the charming Creole from Martinique; the plain and pliant Marie-Louise of Austria; and Marie Walewska, the sumptuous young Polish countess who, despite initial reluctance, was persuaded by her elderly husband to fall in love with Napoleon. Praised by A. N. Wilson as an outstanding popular historian, Hibbert dramatically brings to life the most intimate influences on Napoleon's turbulent career and character. Originally published in cloth under the title Napoleon: His Wives and Women.

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Περιεχόμενα

The Creole
1
The Doomed Marriage
5
The Citoyenne Beauharnais
9
The Corsican Boy
15
A Prostitute and a Pest
25
The Adorable Friend
32
Chez Les Permons
37
Parisian Salons
43
Marie Walewska
149
Preliminaries of Divorce
153
Sisters and SistersinLaw
163
Separation
171
MarieLouise
177
Marriage and Honeymoon
185
The King of Rome
192
Disaster in Russia
199

Adventures in Italy
46
The Serbelloni Palace
53
The Favourite Sister
58
Caroline
63
Peace à la Bonaparte
68
Life in the rue de la Victoire
73
La Putana
78
A Conversation with Junot
84
Cleopatra
88
The Generals Return
94
The Coup
99
Days at Malmaison
104
Assassins and Victims
110
Mistresses at Court
117
The Imperial Highnesses and Madame Mère
127
Coronation
130
Adopted and Natural Sons
137
Life at Court
141
Fugitives
205
The Austrian Equerry
210
The Death of Josephine
216
Exile on Elba
219
Madame Mère
223
Pauline Borghese
229
Queen Caroline
241
Defeat and Exile
251
St Helena
262
Longwood House
271
Mach and Sultana
281
Sexual Adventures
288
Dreams and Memories
295
Pauline and Madame Mère
310
Post Mortem
323
Chronology
341
Index
363
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Christopher Hibbert: March 5, 1924 -- December 21, 2008 Historian Christopher Hibbert was born as Arthur Raymond Hibbert in Enderby, England in 1924. He dropped out of Oriel College to join the Army. He served with the London Irish Rifles and won the Military Cross. He earned a degree in history in 1948. Before becoming a full-time nonfiction writer, he worked as a real estate agent and a television critic for Truth magazine. He wrote more than 60 books throughout his lifetime including The Road to Tyburn (1957), Il Duce: The Life of Benito Mussolini(1962), George IV: Prince of Wales, 1762-1811 (1972), and George IV: Regent and King, 1812-1830 (1973). Hibbert was awarded the Heinemann Award for Literature in 1962 for The Destruction of Lord Raglan. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Geographical Society, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Literature by the University of Leicester. He died from bronchial pneumonia on December 21, 2008 at the age of 84.

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