Désirée: The Bestselling Story of Napoleon’s First Love [Annemarie Selinko] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. An epic love. Desiree. Written by Annemarie Selinko. Fourteen-year-old Desiree, a merchant’s The novel is written in the form of Desiree’s diary from to DESIREE by Annemarie Selinko Sourcebooks, October 1, From the back cover: To be young, in France, and in love: fourteen year old.

Author: JoJokasa Zuran
Country: Belize
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Video
Published (Last): 28 December 2004
Pages: 362
PDF File Size: 18.85 Mb
ePub File Size: 14.48 Mb
ISBN: 120-8-26100-680-3
Downloads: 86058
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Kazigis

I have read this book many times. Desiree by Annemarie Selinko. We encounter moments of truthful courage where Desiree speaks her opinion frankly and keeps her head high- even though she is terrified inside ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I would read my way out of despair, which I’ve been doing ever since. A Novel by John GrishamHardcover Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player.

I don’t know if it’s the diary style, the translation, or if I’ve selinnko changed very drastically since then.

Desiree by Annemarie Selinko (1953, Hardcover)

Who could’ve known…and then feels sorry for herself because no one there likes her. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Desiree narrates the story via her diary, which reads like YA for about pages before it aelinko to the consciousness of a slightly more mature lady. Hitler, Napoleon, Lord Voldemort It’s about a silk merchants daughter who becomes friends with Napoleon and later the wife of Bernadotte who becomes the King of Sweden. The nod Napoleon might have given if somebody had met him in and said, “So, you’re back from Moscow, eh?


Scandalous Women: Scandalous Book Review: Desiree by Annemarie Selinko

Throughout their lives, Desiree would always play an important role in Napoleon’s life-not amorously, but with extended family and politically. First published inthis riveting true-life tale comes to life in diary form, giving readers an inside glimpse at the young Napoleon and his family.

Although she had been based in Germany, in at the start of World War II she took refuge in Denmark with her Danish husband, but then inthey again became refugees, this time to Sweden. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Annemarie Selinko was born in Vienna in As a little girl Desiree received a diary from her beloved father and through it she narrates h In his memoirs, dictated while he was in exile on the island of St.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Which is why the very attitude that kept me from reading is probably what attracted me to it in the end. Homebody by Joanna GainesHardcover 8. Skip to main content. This was the ’80s, and so it’s possible my mom was feeding me novels and stories that smacked of the minimalist tradition in vogue at the time, but I doubt it. Maybe this book is not a literary masterpiece, but its pages have become like old friends over time.


It takes Napoleon from when he came to France in Marseilles through his rise in the govt, to First Consul to Emperor, and his collapse. One should not think this is the story of Napoleon Bonaparte, this is very much her story.

I have one that I’ve read so many times over the years that its battered and torn. See all 7 pre-owned listings. In his memoirs, dictated while he was in exile on the island of St.

Desiree – Selinko Annemarie

It gives the reader an inside glimpse at the young Napoleon and his family, his days as the Emperor and on to his xelinko defeat at Waterloo. This is the most fascinating book about a woman who was engaged to Napoleon before he married Josephine, then went on to marry Gen. I was 14, which was less a transitional year than a year to consolidate notions of malaise into one giant conviction to despair.

The lowest-priced item that annemarle been used or worn previously.