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There is far too much chance of Madame Bonaparte coming to childbed in the midst of the ocean.” Betsy laid her hands upon her abdomen. “God knows I do not want to deliver my child at sea. But where can we go?

Author: Ruth Hull Chatlien

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781937484170

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"Tell the emperor that Madame Bonaparte is ambitious and demands her rights as a member of the imperial family." As a clever girl in stodgy, mercantile Baltimore, Betsy Patterson dreams of a marriage that will transport her to cultured Europe. When she falls in love with and marries Jerome Bonaparte, she believes her dream has come true—until Jerome’s older brother Napoleon becomes an implacable enemy. Based on a true story, The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte is a historical novel that portrays this woman’s tumultuous life. Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, known to history as Betsy Bonaparte, scandalized Washington with her daring French fashions; visited Niagara Falls when it was an unsettled wilderness; survived a shipwreck and run-ins with British and French warships; dined with presidents and danced with dukes; and lived through the 1814 Battle of Baltimore. Yet through it all, Betsy never lost sight of her primary goal—to win recognition of her marriage.
2014-11-30 By Ruth Hull Chatlien

Madame Bonaparte's disappointed Ambition . — Jerome's perfidy confirmed by the Marriage with the Princess of Würtemberg .-- Madame Bonaparte's Residence in Baltimore . — The Stuart Portrait . —The course of Events in France .

Author: Eugène Lemoine Didier

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ISBN: UOM:39015026124084

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Napoleon looked down on him, for he wasan innkeeper's son, and thought him stupid—and also hated him forboasting (untruthfully) thathehad seduced Madame Bonaparte. ButMurat, thirty-two and dripping withmasculinity and ambition, ...

Author: Kate Williams

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345522856

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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From CNN’s official royal historian, a highly praised young author with a doctorate from Oxford University, comes the extraordinary rags-to-riches story of the woman who conquered Napoleon’s heart—and with it, an empire. Their love was legendary, their ambition flagrant and unashamed. Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife, Josephine, came to power during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of France. The story of the Corsican soldier’s incredible rise has been well documented. Now, in this spellbinding, luminous account, Kate Williams draws back the curtain on the woman who beguiled him: her humble origins, her exorbitant appetites, and the tragic turn of events that led to her undoing. Born Marie-Josèphe-Rose de Tascher de La Pagerie on the Caribbean island of Martinique, the woman Napoleon would later call Josephine was the ultimate survivor. She endured a loveless marriage to a French aristocrat—executed during the Reign of Terror—then barely escaped the guillotine blade herself. Her near-death experience only fueled Josephine’s ambition and heightened her determination to find a man who could finance and sustain her. Though no classic beauty, she quickly developed a reputation as one of the most desirable women on the continent. In 1795, she met Napoleon. The attraction was mutual, immediate, and intense. Theirs was an often-tumultuous union, roiled by their pursuit of other lovers but intensely focused on power and success. Josephine was Napoleon’s perfect consort and the object of national fascination. Together they conquered Europe. Their extravagance was unprecedented, even by the standards of Versailles. But she could not produce an heir. Sexual obsession brought them together, but cold biological truth tore them apart. Gripping in its immediacy, captivating in its detail, Ambition and Desire is a true tale of desire, heartbreak, and revolutionary turmoil, engagingly written by one of England’s most praised young historians. Kate Williams’s searing portrait of this alluring and complex woman will finally elevate Josephine Bonaparte to the historical prominence she deserves. Praise for Ambition and Desire “Not just a scholarly work, but a page-turner . . . Williams is no stranger to creating works on strong and influential women, and, as in those works, here she does an admirable job of demystifying Josephine. . . . This engrossing and accessible account is for all readers who enjoy historical biography.”—Library Journal “[A] riveting account . . . Williams perfectly illustrates all that was bizarre and maddening about French life during the reign of Josephine and Napoleon Bonaparte.”—Publishers Weekly “Intelligent and entertaining.”—Kirkus Reviews “An in-depth portrait of the substantive woman behind the throne.”—Booklist “Reading [Ambition and Desire] is like watching Silk Stockings, the 1957 Hollywood masterpiece with Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse. The book flows and jumps, taking the reader by the hand through tormented times in French history without ever letting you go or losing itself in the intricacies of French politics.”—The Times “A sparkling account of this most fallible and endearing of women.”—Daily Mail “A whirlwind tour of French history.”—The Telegraph
2014-11-04 By Kate Williams

carriage , which she had sent forwarl , I acknowledged too unieservedly my fears on account of the ambition of Bonaparte , and of the perfidious advice of his brothers . “ Madame , " said 1 , “ if we cannot succeci in dissuading the ...

Author: A. CUNNINGHAM (Author of “The Revolutions of Europe.”.)

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ISBN: BL:A0018116574

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carriage , which she had sent forward , I acknowledged too unieservedly my fears on account of the ambition of Bonaparte , and of the perfidious advice of his brothers . “ Madame , " said I , “ if we cannot succeed in dissuading the ...

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One day Raederer inveighed with so much violence against Fouche in the presence of Madame Bonaparte that she replied with extreme warmth, “The real enemies of Bonaparte are those who feed him with notions of hereditary descent, ...

Author: Louis Antoine Fauvelet De Bourrienne

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783734086106

Category: Fiction

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Reproduction of the original: Memoirs Of Napoleon Bonaparte by Louis Antoine Fauvelet De Bourrienne

One day Ræderer inveighed with so much violence against Fouché in the presence of Madame Bonaparte , that she replied , with extreme vivacity“ The real enemies of Bonaparte are those who feed him with notions of hereditary descent ...

Author: Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN2Z2P

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One day Ræderer inveighed with so much violence against Fouché in the presence of Madame Bonaparte , that she replied , with extreme warmth , “ The real enemies of Bonaparte are those who feed him with notions of hereditary descent ...

Author: Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105004698101

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Madame Bonaparte had allowed me to speak without interruption, but when I pronounced the words Queen and Empress she exclaimed, "My God! Bourrienne, such ambition is far from my thoughts. That I may always continue the wife of the First ...

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4066338115836

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1936

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This edition is a meticulously edited collection dedicated to the most notable French statesman and military leader. The collection comprises Napoleon's writings, including his famous Maxims of War, proclamations, speeches and correspondences. This collection in enriched with a biography of Napoleon, close friend's memories of him, as well as history of Napoleonic Wars. Contents The Works of Napoleon Bonaparte: Maxims of War Proclamations, Speeches, Diplomatic Correspondence & Personal Letters Napoleon's Letters to Josephine The Life & Legacy of Napoleon: The History of Napoleonic Wars The Biography of Napoleon Bonaparte The Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne
2022-01-04 By Napoleon Bonaparte

One day Roederet' inveighed with so much violence against Fouché in the presence of Madame Bonaparte, that she replied, with extreme warmth-— 'The real enemies of Bonaparte are those who feed him with notions of hereditary descent, ...

Author: M. de Bourrienne

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9781176876729

Category: History

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