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Pauline Bonaparte : Venus of Empire, Flora Fraser

Label
Pauline Bonaparte : Venus of Empire
Title
Pauline Bonaparte
Title remainder
Venus of Empire
Statement of responsibility
Flora Fraser
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From acclaimed biographer Flora Fraser, the brilliant life of Napoleon's favorite sister. Celebrated for her looks, notorious for her passions, immortalized by Antonio Canova's statue, and always deeply loyal to her brother, Pauline Bonaparte Borghese is a fascinating figure in her own right. At the turn of the nineteenth century, she was considered by many to be the most beautiful woman in Europe. She shocked the continent with the boldness of her love affairs, her opulent wardrobe and jewels, and, most famously, her decision to pose nearly nude for Canova's sculpture. But just as remarkable as Pauline's private life was her fidelity to the emperor (if not to her husbands). No biographer has gone so deeply into the sources or so closely examined one of the seminal relationships of the man who shaped modern Europe. Fraser has cast new light on the Napoleonic era while crafting a dynamic portrait of a mesmerizing woman.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
B2A
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fraser, Flora
Dewey number
  • 944.05092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bonaparte, Paolina
  • Napoleon
  • Bonaparte family
  • Bonaparte family
  • Bonaparte, Paolina
  • Napoleon
  • Princesses
  • Families
  • Princesses
  • France
Label
Pauline Bonaparte : Venus of Empire, Flora Fraser
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Family tree -- Dinner at Marseille, 1796 -- Garrison bride, 1797-1798 -- Madame Leclerc in Paris, 1798-1799 -- Sister to the First Consul, 1800-1802 -- Expedition to Haiti, 1802 -- Pestilential climate, 1802-1803 -- Union with a Roman prince, 1803 -- Bitter summer, 1804 -- The Borgheses at war, 1804-1807 -- Messalina of the Empire, 1807 -- Southern belle, 1807-1808 -- Agent for divorce, 1808-1812 -- Survival, 1812-1814 -- Diamonds on the battlefield, 1814-1815 -- Plots and plans, 1815-1821 -- "Great remains of beauty," 1821-1825
Control code
1103710
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Archor Books edition.
Extent
xvi, 287 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307277930
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Lccn
2008028639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (some color), genealogical table
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307277930
  • (OCoLC)568613280
Label
Pauline Bonaparte : Venus of Empire, Flora Fraser
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Family tree -- Dinner at Marseille, 1796 -- Garrison bride, 1797-1798 -- Madame Leclerc in Paris, 1798-1799 -- Sister to the First Consul, 1800-1802 -- Expedition to Haiti, 1802 -- Pestilential climate, 1802-1803 -- Union with a Roman prince, 1803 -- Bitter summer, 1804 -- The Borgheses at war, 1804-1807 -- Messalina of the Empire, 1807 -- Southern belle, 1807-1808 -- Agent for divorce, 1808-1812 -- Survival, 1812-1814 -- Diamonds on the battlefield, 1814-1815 -- Plots and plans, 1815-1821 -- "Great remains of beauty," 1821-1825
Control code
1103710
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Archor Books edition.
Extent
xvi, 287 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307277930
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Lccn
2008028639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (some color), genealogical table
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307277930
  • (OCoLC)568613280

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