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Author Berkin, Carol.

Title Wondrous beauty : the life and adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte / Carol Berkin.

Published New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  975.203092 BONA/ BERK    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Physical description xiii, 237 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-224, and index.
Contents "She is a most extraordinary girl" -- "I would rather be the wife of Jerome Bonaparte for an hour" -- "An almost naked woman" -- "Have confidence in your husband" -- "Madame Bonaparte is ambitious" -- "I intend to be governed by my own rules" -- "I shall resume the name of my own family" -- "The purposes of life are all fulfilled" -- "Your ideas soar'd too high" -- "For this life there is nothing but disappointment" -- "That was my American wife" -- "He had neither my pride, my ambition, nor my love of good company" -- "Disgusted with the past, despairing of a future" -- "My birth is legitimate" -- "I will not be dupe enough to ever try justice in France" -- "Once I had everything but money; now I have nothing but money" -- Conclusion: "I have lived alone and I will die alone" -- Epilogue: The American Bonapartes.
Summary The remarkable life of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, renowned as the most beautiful woman of nineteenth-century Baltimore, whose marriage in 1803 to Jérôme Bonaparte, the youngest brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, became inextricably bound to the diplomatic and political histories of the United States, France, and England.
Subject Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Family.
Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia, 1784-1860.
Bonaparte, Elizabeth Patterson, 1785-1879.
Women -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Biography.
Baltimore (Md.) -- Biography.
ISBN 9780307592781 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780307476258 (paperback)
9780385351621 (ebook)