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by Norah Lofts

  • Author: Norah Lofts
  • ISBN: 081616021X
  • ISBN13: 978-0816160211
  • ePub: 1598 kb | FB2: 1144 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: G. K. Hall & Company; Large type edition edition (January 1974)
  • Pages: 628
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 573
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Rose for Virtue: Very Private Life of Hortense, Step-daughter of Napoleon I, Mother of Napoleon III ePub download

Rose for Virtue book. Hortense Beauharnais finds herself rubbing shoulders with royalty as her mother remarries to become Napoleon Bonaparte's wife

Rose for Virtue book. Hortense Beauharnais finds herself rubbing shoulders with royalty as her mother remarries to become Napoleon Bonaparte's wife. As Napoleon struggles for power on the battlefields of Europe, so Hortense charts her way through the French court - a chessboard world where the motives are jealousy and greed and the prizes are thrones of conquered countries. Despite attempts to Hortense Beauharnais finds herself rubbing shoulders with royalty as her mother remarries to become Napoleon Bonaparte's wife.

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A Rose for Virtue: The Very Private Life of Hortense, Stepdaughter of Napoleon I, Mother of Napoleon III. Norah Lofts. Ellen is quiet like her mother but Marion has a lot of her father in her (which he knows and somewhat resents).

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Love life of Napoleon went parallel with his war history. Napoleon and Marie Louise. Even though his wife was the daughter of the Emperor of Austria, Austria declared war on Napoleon in 1813. He had affairs with many women and had many mistresses also, but three women of his acquaintance had made separate and distinctive marks in the love life of this great hero. Napoleon was very adamant to have a rightful successor of his own blood. His earlier wife Josephine failed to give him an offspring and the son born to him by Maria Waleska was out of wedlock. So he tried very hard to find a new legitimate alliance to get a lawful heir.

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6 Life at the court of Napoleon II. Napoleon III, though he had very little military experience, decided to lead the French army in Italy himself

6 Life at the court of Napoleon III. Arts. His mother was Hortense de Beauharnais, the only daughter of Napoleon's wife Joséphine de Beauharnais by her first marriage to Alexandre de Beauharnais. As empress, Joséphine proposed the marriage as a way to produce an heir for the Emperor, who agreed, as Joséphine was by then infertile. Louis married Hortense when he was twenty-four and she was nineteen. Napoleon III, though he had very little military experience, decided to lead the French army in Italy himself. Part of the French army crossed over the Alps, while the other part, with the Emperor, landed in Genoa on 18 May 1859.

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I read this novel shortly after reading Desmond Seward's history of Napoleon Bonaparte's family. I learned nothing new from reading Lofts--all the history was covered in Seward, and more (Fifi and Elisa scarcely get a mention here)--but that's not what you read historical fiction *for*, of course: you read it to see the history from a personal point of view, to get an emotional or a visceral impact out of it. Unfortunately, you don't get that here: Hortense is such a reserved, detached narrator (or Lofts such an unengaging writer) that I got as strong a sense of Seward's emotional involvement as I do of hers. (Also, that "zombie" metaphor was a remarkably poor one on several levels, I feel.)

If you want to learn about Napoleon's personal and family life, and you're the kind of reader who prefers to learn their history from well-researched historical fiction, then I recommend it; if you already know the history and are looking for a strong engaging novel, then I would say not.
Gianni_Giant
This is a pleasant book about the life of Hortence, daughter of Josephine Bonapart, and step daughter to Napolean Bonapart. This book seems to be a well researched book about her life. Unfortunately her life is a bit of a bore. If you have the chance read it, if not don't kill yourself to get the book. However, don't be discouraged from Norah Lofts. Try her books "Kings Pleasure" "The Concubine" or one of her bests..."Lost Queen."
Whiteflame
This is a pleasant book about the life of Hortence, daughter of Josephine Bonapart, and step daughter to Napolean Bonapart. This book seems to be a well researched book about her life. Unfortunately her life is a bit of a bore. If you have the chance read it, if not don't kill yourself to get the book. However, don't be discouraged from Norah Lofts. Try her books "Kings Pleasure" "The Concubine" or one of her bests..."Lost Queen."
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