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It’s about a silk merchants daughter who becomes friends with Napoleon and later the wife of Bernadotte who becomes the King of Sweden.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. They give the reader a good taste of Napoleon, with a far more accurate take on the players of the time.

And- annemraie funny thing is that I read this intermittently due to other priorities, so I naturally thought I’d for sure lose momentum and interest. I have one that I’ve read so many times over the years that its battered and torn. Now he was one fascinating man with integrity, a shrewd tactical commander, an amazing governor and yet he maintained his sense of honor.

Desiree is a mesmerizing look at the rise dseiree fall of Napoleon told from the woman who first held his heart and knew him like no other. You don’t need an aptitude for genius to readthough people will praise you for doing it anyway. I have read this book many times. See details for description of any imperfections.


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Desiree manages to brave turn-of-the-century France with terrific aplomb; she pretends she’s stupid, is treated like she’s stupid, and ends up — according to the novel — getting Napoleon to capitulate to the Allies in Showing of 74 reviews.

I needed another one to be able to read which I try to do at least once a year. To view it, click here. Knowing I sometimes enjoy historical romance novels, my mother recommended Desiree to me. Mar 28, Lucy rated it really liked it.

Braving Both Napoleonic France And Teenage Angst With Aplomb

When reading the case of the DVD I saw that this movie was based upon a book and so I went back to Amazon and was able to find a copy of the book which I ordered. See all 7 pre-owned listings. Desire’s regular-girl-achieving-great-things personality, her love for her husband, the King of Sweden, Bonaparte’s wins and defeats, Josephine’s other side, the Bonaparte family, Desiree’s business and Royal side, the losses, the pain, the trials and triumphs and some of the funniest moments as well Many of her novels have been adapted into movies and all have been translated into numerous languages.


This man held my interest throughout the book, and got me learning a lot more. For many it will probably not deserve a five-star rating.

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Her strength of character even when she didn’t feel quite up to it I loved this book. I was 14, which was less a transitional year than a year to consolidate notions of malaise into one giant conviction to despair. A Novel by John GrishamHardcover Rereading the novel today, it seems utterly misogynist, reductive and juvenile.

Desiree by Annemarie Selinko (1953, Hardcover)

If you are annemxrie seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I don’t think so. About the Author Annemarie Selinko was born in Vienna in The first novel I read with any degree of engagement, from beginning to end despite its being pages, was Desiree by Annemarie Selinko.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. As a little girl Desiree received a diary from her beloved father and through it she narrates her story. Read More, Spend Less. And what more of this brave girl