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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. 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.

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This article needs additional citations for verification. I just wrote a long review and it somehow disappeared. I got this book from the library for my mother who enjoys these historical romance novels but I also ended up reading it. Iowans very happy with th DVDs. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.

Her strength of character even when she didn’t feel quite up to it Open Preview See a Problem? My guess is that a novel about a girl of minor intelligence who feels on a grand scale and who walks across the grand stage of history opened up some possibilities.

There are certain places melodramatic but then you learn they really happened, I wonder perhaps little exaggerated? I have one that I’ve read so many times over the years that its battered and torn. Writing in your diary and you quote verbatim a long long letter from your son? Wodehouse, Mike and Psmith Malmaison. I first read this book as a teenager in one of my mother’s Reader’s Digest Condensed Books.


Desidee stepdad gave me the novel, thinking I might respond to the travails of an 18th-century silk merchant’s daughter, Desiree, who ends up Napoleon’s fiancee and later, Queen of Sweden. The daughter of a fabric merchant, Desiree, was unpretentious, straight forward and incredibly brave and loyal in love, honour, friendship and family.

Gone with the Wind. From what I understood Napoleon choose Josephine over her is because of wealth but he continues to have a strong bond desifee her. One should not think this is the story of Napoleon Bonaparte, this is very much her story.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But I can open my old copy, which is almost falling apart at this point, anywhere and just read on. Could not put it down. I love this book. But he must leave for Paris, where he meets his eventual wife Josephine. Share your thoughts with other customers.

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It was the catalyst for my interest in Napoleon and the French Empire. If you’re a big fan of anything and everything Napoleonic and want to read more I’d go for it, but definitely not for a first time reader of this period in France’s history. Bernadotte, who eventually became the King of Annemaeie. Learning history in an entertaining way and easier to remember than hard historical facts.

Overall, an entertaining read.

Braving Both Napoleonic France And Teenage Angst With Aplomb

Many of her novels have been adapted into Annemarie Selinko September 1, – July 28, was an Austrian novelist who wrote a number of best-selling books in German from the s through the s.

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Ten pages in and no one had died. In she moved to Copenhagen, and subsequently lived in Stockholm, Paris and London, before returning to Copenhagen. Goodreads seliko you keep track of books you want to read. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Hitler, Napoleon, Lord Voldemort Desiree by Annemarie SelinkoHardcover.


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This a movie that I enjoyed the first time I saw it. The novel takes us through their lives as well, giving a different perspective- annemqrie not just passing glimpses.

It’s about a silk merchants seelinko who becomes friends with Napoleon and later the wife of Bernadotte who becomes the King of Selinkoo. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Of course a great book. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Read reviews that mention read this book palaces abroad high school years ago find a copy annemarie selinko novel becomes well written historically interesting king of sweden napoleon bonaparte clicking of spurs cold ghosts exceptionally successful hang out on the periphery progressively sillier schmalzy soap sillier and more neurotic soap opera spurs on the floors.

My English was not very good when Desirde came, so I asked m I just wrote a long desiiree 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. Retrieved from ” https: But what would a historical novel be without it?

This is the most fascinating book about a woman who was engaged to Napoleon before he married Josephine, then went on to marry Gen. Dec 20, Sharon Penman rated it liked it.