Josephine: a life of the empress

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When, in 1804, Josephine Bonaparte knelt before her husband Napoleon to receive the imperial diadem, few in the vast crowd of onlookers were aware of the dark secrets hidden behind the imperial facade. To her subjects, she appeared to be the most favored woman in France: alluring, wealthy, and with the devoted love of a remarkable husband who was the conqueror of Europe. In actuality, Josephine's life was far darker: her celebrated allure was fading, her wealth was compromised by massive debt, and her marriage was corroded by infidelity and abuse.

Josephine's life story was as turbulent as the age-an era of revolution and social upheaval, frenzied hedonism and the guillotine. With telling psychological depth and compelling literary grace, Carolly Erickson brings the complex, charming, ever-resilient Josephine to life, carrying us along every twist and turn of the empress' often thorny path, from the sensual richness of her childhood in the tropics to her final lonely days at Malmaison.

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When, in 1804, Josephine Bonaparte knelt before her husband Napoleon to receive the imperial diadem, few in the vast crowd of onlookers were aware of the dark secrets hidden behind the imperial façade. To her subjects, she appeared to be the most favored woman in France: alluring, wealthy, and with the devoted love of a remarkable husband who was the conqueror of Europe. In actuality, Josephine's life was far darker: her celebrated allure was fading, her wealth was compromised by massive debt, and her marriage was corroded by infidelity and abuse.

Josephine's life story was as turbulent as the age—an era of revolution and social upheaval, frenzied hedonism and the guillotine. With telling psychological depth, Erickson brings the complex, charming, ever-resilient Josephine to life, carrying us from the sensual richness of her childhood in the tropics to her final lonely days at Malmaison.

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Empresses -- France -- Biography, Empresses -- France -- Biography -- Sound recordings, France -- Moral conditions -- History -- 18th century, France -- Moral conditions -- History -- 18th century -- Sound recordings, Josephine, -- Empress, consort of Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, -- 1763-1814, Josephine, -- Empress, consort of Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, -- 1763-1814 -- Sound recordings, Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Relations with women, Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Relations with women -- Sound recordings
title_display Josephine : a life of the empress
title_full Josephine : a life of the empress / Carolly Erickson, Josephine A Life of the Empress, Josephine [sound recording] : a life of the empress / by Carolly Erickson
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title_sub a life of the empress
topic_facet Audiobooks, Biography, Biography & Autobiography, Empresses, History, Josephine, Moral conditions, Napoleon, Nonfiction, Relations with women