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Ambition and Desire - The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte

Kate Williams

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Josephine de Beauharnais began as a kept woman of Paris and became the most powerful woman in France. She was no beauty, her teeth were rotten, and she was six years older than her husband, but one twitch of her skirt could bring running the man who terrorized Europe. The tale of Napoleon and Josephine is one of the most famous love stories in the world. With Josephine, Napoleon became the greatest man in Europe, the Supreme Emperor. And yet, envisioning Josephine as the calm consort on the sofa obscures many of the most fascinating aspects of her story. How did she rise to such an astonishing position? How did she perfect the art of the beautiful, sweet chameleon-and thus fool so many? France in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century was a country in such extreme flux that everything was accessible-and possible-but it took an incredible woman to seize the opportunities. Ambition and Desire shows how the little girl from Martinique became the Queen of France.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Corrie James

Length:

14h 25m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

09:40


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

38:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

31:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

49:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

39:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

34:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

45:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

58:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

43:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

41:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

51:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

28:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

32:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

34:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

38:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

38:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

44:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

33:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:04