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Title
Pauline Bonaparte Pauline Bonaparte :
Type
Text
Subject
Bonaparte, Paolina, 1780-1825.
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821--Family.
Princesses--France--Biography.
Genre Form
biographies
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
portraits
plates
Geographic Coverage
France
Classification
LCC: DC216.87 .F73 2009 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 944.05092 full (Assigner: dlc)
DDC: B full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2008028639
Summary
From acclaimed biographer Flora Fraser, the brilliant life of Napoleon's favorite sister. Celebrated for her looks, notorious for her passions, immortalized by Antonio Canova's statue, and always deeply loyal to her brother, Pauline Bonaparte Borghese is a fascinating figure in her own right. At the turn of the nineteenth century, she was considered by many to be the most beautiful woman in Europe. She shocked the continent with the boldness of her love affairs, her opulent wardrobe and jewels, and, most famously, her decision to pose nearly nude for Canova's sculpture. But just as remarkable as Pauline's private life was her fidelity to the emperor (if not to her husbands). No biographer has gone so deeply into the sources or so closely examined one of the seminal relationships of the man who shaped modern Europe. Fraser has cast new light on the Napoleonic era while crafting a dynamic portrait of a mesmerizing woman.--From publisher description.
Authorized Access Point
Fraser, Flora. Pauline Bonaparte