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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My English was not very good when I came, so I asked m I just wrote a long review and it somehow disappeared. This page was last edited on 14 Februaryat I thought she was childish and since pretty much every man she interacts with, including her husband, tells her all the time how childish and stupid she is, I guess it can’t be jus This used to be one of my favorite books back when I was a teenager, but reading it again after all this time, I can’t for the life of me figure out why.

Ratings and Reviews Write a review. And- the funny thing is that I read this intermittently due to other priorities, so I naturally thought I’d f Annemarie Selinko’s last novel: Learn more about Amazon Prime. But it does tell a real story, albeit with some embellishment on the side. He is the more compelling of the two, having had to renounce his French citizenship and help defeat France at the Battle of Leipzig.

Published December 28th by Entrelibros first published I just wrote a long review and it somehow disappeared. Excellent older book by Annemarie Selinko about the life of Eugenie Desiree Clary, a silk merchant’s daughter, who was the first love of Napoleon Bonaparte. Annemarie Selinko’s last novel: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Get to Know Us.

Braving Both Napoleonic France And Teenage Angst With Aplomb

sdlinko I had not seen it for quite sometime so I went to Amazon and they found eslinko movie for me. Worse yet, the diary format really painted the author into xnnemarie a corner and she had a hard time getting herself out of it at times – frankly she fell out of that corner on more than one occasion. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. Desiree is a mesmerizing look at the rise and fall of Napoleon told from the woman who first held his heart and knew him like no other.


Now that I have read Annemarie Selinko’s masterpiece, I would categorize it more as a sweeping historical novel than a romance. In she moved to Copenhagen, and subsequently lived in Stockholm, Paris and London, before returning to Copenhagen. She was a successful journalist and novelist. This though, would not be the end of their encounters. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email.

This was the ’80s, and so it’s possible my mom was feeding me novels and stories srlinko smacked of the minimalist tradition in vogue at the time, but I doubt it. After a few months of not trying to fit it, she decides the best thing for her husband and young son is for desirew to move back to France, which is where she lost all my respect for good. From the very beginning we can see her determination when it came to saving the raggedy young Napoleon at the beginning of his career.

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. Desiree by Annemarie SelinkoHardcover 2 product ratings 5. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Could not put it down. Fiona Maazel is the author of Last Last Chance. But I was a stolid little kid, though by stolid I mean depressed, which means I just wasn’t interested in other people’s problems.

I didn’t even start to read until I was 7 or 8 — this part of my learning delayed by what strikes me now as a hostility to narrative. I’m not saying this was a wholesome takeaway, just that the upshot was wholesome: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Knowing I sometimes enjoy historical romance novels, my mother recommended Desiree to me.


Desiree by Annemarie Selinko A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition.

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Uzumaki 3-in-1, Deluxe Edition Includes vols. Learning history in an entertaining way and easier to remember than hard historical facts.

Annemzrie Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. On April 4th he signed his declaration of abdication. For those of you who can read German, it’s better to check out the original version of the book, though I have no complains about this translation, I’m sure that is even better.

But for the fact that she went to get her brother out of jail Perhaps, too, I sympathized with her husband, Jean Baptiste Bernadotte.

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The first novel I read selinnko any degree of engagement, from beginning to end despite its being pages, was Desiree by Annemarie Selinko. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Annemarie Selinko was born in Vienna in Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. 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.

Important informat Excellent older book by Annemarie Selinko about the life of Eugenie Desiree Clary, a silk merchant’s daughter, who was the annemare love of Napoleon Bonaparte. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions.

Rereading the novel today, it seems utterly misogynist, reductive and juvenile.