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The Resource The queen's fortune : a novel of Desiree, Napoleon, and the dynasty that outlasted the empire, Allison Pataki

The queen's fortune : a novel of Desiree, Napoleon, and the dynasty that outlasted the empire, Allison Pataki

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The queen's fortune : a novel of Desiree, Napoleon, and the dynasty that outlasted the empire
Title
The queen's fortune
Title remainder
a novel of Desiree, Napoleon, and the dynasty that outlasted the empire
Statement of responsibility
Allison Pataki
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Language
eng
Summary
As the French revolution ravages the country, Desiree Clary is faced with the life-altering truth that the world she has known and loved is gone and it's fallen on her to save her family from the guillotine. A chance encounter with Napoleon Bonaparte, the ambitious and charismatic young military prodigy, provides her answer. When her beloved sister Julie marries his brother Joseph, Desiree and Napoleon's futures become irrevocably linked. Quickly entering into their own passionate, dizzying courtship that leads to a secret engagement, they vow to meet in the capital once his career has been secured. But her newly laid plans with Napoleon turn to sudden heartbreak, thanks to the rising star of Parisian society, Josephine de Beauharnais. Once again, Desiree's life is turned on its head. Swept to the glittering halls of the French capital, Desiree is plunged into the inner circle of the new ruling class, becoming further entangled with Napoleon, his family, and the new Empress. But her fortunes shift once again when she meets Napoleon's confidant and star general, the indomitable Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte. As the two men in Desiree's life become political rivals and military foes, the question that arises is: must she choose between the love of her new husband and the love of her nation and its Emperor?
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Pataki, Allison
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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bibliography
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  • Désirée
  • Napoleon
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Upper class
  • Kings and rulers
  • France
Target audience
adult
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The queen's fortune : a novel of Desiree, Napoleon, and the dynasty that outlasted the empire, Allison Pataki
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251427113
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
435 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780593128183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
The queen's fortune : a novel of Desiree, Napoleon, and the dynasty that outlasted the empire, Allison Pataki
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251427113
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
435 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780593128183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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