Rose of Martinique: A Life of Josephine


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This evocative biography tells the extraordinary story of Josephine Bonaparte. One of the most potent icons of female sexuality, Josephine has largely been reduced to an empty cipher, the butt of one of the oldest jokes around. Her life has been portrayed almost entirely in connection with Napoleon, but that relationship was only a tiny fraction of the life she led as a Caribbean woman in the salons of 18th-century Paris. Sharing with her subject a Caribbean background, Andrea Stuart offers an insight into the world which ...

Rose of Martinique: A Life of Josephine 2003, Macmillan, London

ISBN-13: 9780333739334