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The second empress a novel of Napoleon"s court by Michelle Moran

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Written in English


  • Fiction,
  • Large type books,
  • History,
  • Court and courtiers,
  • Young women

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Edition Notes

Statementby Michelle Moran
LC ClassificationsPS3613.O682 S43 2012b
The Physical Object
Paginationpages ; cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25377258M
ISBN 10141045259X
ISBN 109781410452597
LC Control Number2012028600

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About The Second Empress. National bestselling author Michelle Moran returns to Paris, this time under the rule of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte as he casts aside his beautiful wife to marry a Hapsburg princess he hopes will bear him a royal heir. After the bloody French Revolution, Emperor Napoleon’s power is absolute.   If you like French history you will enjoy this novel.”. —British Weekly. “The Second Empress is a masterful work of fiction portraying the little known history of Napoleon’s desperate attempt to acquire an heir. The Second Empress is another wonderful read by a fantastic author.”. —(38).   Marie-Louise, the Second Empress, comes to him, bound by duty to her own family, never to love or even respect the man who seeks to control all of Europe. The author does a tremendous job mixing history and storytelling to weave an intricate tale spanning the last 6 years of Napoleon's reign/5(). The Second Empress has everything a historical novel should have: conflicts of all sorts, multiple viewpoints and a little bit of romance. I thought it was a quick read - could have been a little slower-paced at times, but I suppose during that turbulent time it actually /5(36).

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