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Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire
 
 
Author
Flora Fraser.
Publisher Knopf  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.2 inches
ISBN 9780307265449
Pages/Publication Date 287/2009
Daedalus Item Code 12140
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Celebrated for her beauty, notorious for her passions, immortalized by Antonio Canova's barely draped statue, and always profoundly loyal to her brother the emperor, Pauline Bonaparte Borghese is a fascinating figure in her own right. Here the biographer of Emma, Lady Hamilton; Queen Caroline; and the six daughters of George III delves deeply into the story of a woman who scandalized Europe with her love affairs, vied with the empress Josephine for Napoleon's loyalties, and ultimately followed him willingly into exile on Elba.

"Pauline's life of scandal and intrigue makes for a page-turning read: the catalogue of lovers first cherished and then scorned; the jealous dislike of Napoleon's wife, Josephine; the rumors of lesbian affairs and of incest with the brother who dominated Europe; the suspicions of venereal disease; and, with a near-nudity designed to titillate, Canova's life-size statue of a reclining Pauline as Venus on display in Rome's Villa Borghese.... Napoleon Bonaparte [is] viewed for once in English literature through a French lens."Economist (London)

 
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