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The Resource Napoleon's last island, Thomas Keneally

Napoleon's last island, Thomas Keneally

Label
Napoleon's last island
Title
Napoleon's last island
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Keneally
Title variation
Napoleons last island
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In October 1815, after losing the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte was banished to the island of Saint Helena. There, in one of the most remote places on earth, he lived out the final six years of his life. On this lonely island with no chance of escape, he found an unexpected ally: a spirited British girl named Betsy Balcombe who lived on the island with her family. While Napoleon waited for his own accommodations to be built, the Balcombe family played host to the infamous exile, a decision that would have devastating consequences for them all. In this book, Thomas Keneally recreates Betsy's powerful and complex friendship with the man dubbed The Great Ogre, her enmities and alliances with his remaining courtiers, and her dramatic coming-of-age
Summary
A spirited British girl forges an unexpected bond with Napoleon Bonaparte during his exile on the island of Saint Helena during the final years of his life, a relationship that has devastating consequences for her family
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10491219
Cataloging source
DLC
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Keneally, Thomas
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print basic
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  • Napoleon
  • Abell, Lucia Elizabeth Balcombe
  • Families
  • British
  • Friendship
  • Exile (Punishment)
  • Saint Helena
  • Abell, Lucia Elizabeth Balcombe
  • Napoleon
  • British
  • Exile (Punishment)
  • Families
  • Friendship
  • Saint Helena
Target audience
adult
Label
Napoleon's last island, Thomas Keneally
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 7-13)
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
ocn958498038
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
685 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410495914
Lccn
2016042555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)958498038
Label
Napoleon's last island, Thomas Keneally
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 7-13)
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
ocn958498038
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
685 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410495914
Lccn
2016042555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)958498038

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