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Josephine - A Life of the Empress

Carolly Erickson

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Popular biographer Carolly Erickson creates intimate and richly detailed portraits of her historical subjects. In this book she offers a provocative new perspective on Josephine and her fabled marriage to Napoleon. Josephine’s story is as turbulent as the revolutionary era in which she lived—and even more tantalizing than her reputation. Brought up on the lush island of Martinique, Josephine arrived in Paris with a charming Creole lilt, an earthy West Indian manner, and a sweet, unaffected nature. A disastrous first marriage, financial hardship, and the violent realities of the French Revolution—including a stay in the harshest prison in Paris—forged her into a survivor. But would she survive her marriage to the insecure military leader from Corsica who would become Emperor of France? Carolly Erickson skillfully draws on historical evidence to reconstruct the rags to riches story of an extraordinary historical figure.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Davina Porter

Length:

14h 17m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:22


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

28:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

31:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

29:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

27:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

31:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

33:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

25:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

28:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

25:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

27:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

27:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

20:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

20:09


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:18