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Author Berkin, Carol.

Title Wondrous beauty : the life and adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte / Carol Berkin
Edition First edition
Published New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  943.5506092 Napole Ber/Wbt  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 237 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents "She is a most extraordinary girl" -- "I would rather be the wife of Jerome Bonaparte for an hour" -- "An almost naked woman" -- "Have confidence in your husband" -- "Madame Bonaparte is ambitious" -- "I intend to be governed by my own rules" -- "I shall resume the name of my own family" -- "The purposes of life are all fulfilled" -- "Your ideas soar'd too high" -- "For this life there is nothing but disappointment" -- "That was my American wife" -- "He had neither my pride, my ambition, nor my love of good company" -- "Disgusted with the past, despairing of a future" -- "My birth is legitimate" -- "I will not be dupe enough to ever try justice in France" -- "Once I had everything but money; now I have nothing but money" -- Conclusion: "I have lived alone and I will die alone" -- Epilogue: The American Bonapartes
Summary The remarkable life of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, renowned as the most beautiful woman of nineteenth-century Baltimore, whose marriage in 1803 to Jérôme Bonaparte, the youngest brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, became inextricably bound to the diplomatic and political histories of the United States, France, and England
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-224, and index
Audience Adult
Subject Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia, 1784-1860.
Napoleon, Emperor of the French I, 1769-1821 -- Family
Bonaparte, Elizabeth Patterson, 1785-1879.
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Family.
Napoleon, Emperor of the French I, 1769-1821 -- Family
Women -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Biography.
Baltimore (Md.) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2013015270
ISBN 9780307476258 (paperback)
9780307592781 (hardcover : alk. paper)