Désirée: The Bestselling Story of Napoleon’s First Love [Annemarie Selinko] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. An epic love. Desiree. Written by Annemarie Selinko. Fourteen-year-old Desiree, a merchant’s The novel is written in the form of Desiree’s diary from to DESIREE by Annemarie Selinko Sourcebooks, October 1, From the back cover: To be young, in France, and in love: fourteen year old.

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The first novel I read with any degree of engagement, from beginning to end despite its being pages, was Desiree by Annemarie Selinko.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Read desriee book if you enjoy sweeping historicals, especially those set in the Napoleonic time period. Martin Paperback, If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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All annemariee are intact, and the cover is intact. Tell us in the comments. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Desiree manages to brave turn-of-the-century France with terrific aplomb; she pretends she’s stupid, is treated like she’s stupid, and ends up — according to the novel — getting Napoleon to capitulate to the Allies in Selimko don’t need an aptitude for genius to readthough people will praise you for doing it anyway.


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Their descendants rule Sweden today. The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. It is a lovestory somewhere in thereit is historical and it is incredibly entertaining. Writing in your diary and you quote verbatim a long long letter from your son?

Should I read it? They give the reader a good taste of Napoleon, with a far more accurate take on the players of the time.

Caulaincourt negotiated for him with the victors. This a movie that I enjoyed the first time I saw it. I first read this book as a teenager in one of my mother’s Reader’s Digest Condensed Books. Deiree he actually called her that but I found it annoying after a few times.

When reading the case of the DVD I saw that this movie was based upon a book and so I went back to Amazon and was able to find a copy of the book which I ordered. The book has its cheesy moments, undoubtedly. See all ddesiree pre-owned listings.

It gives the reader an inside glimpse at the young Napoleon and his family, his days as the Emperor and on to his final defeat at Waterloo.


This too showed us a side of Selibko that remained loyal and respectful of the bond and young love they once shared. And I just noticed how these dictatorial men don’t seemed to have had a love life: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. My chief complaint of every selknko she dumped in my lap was that nothing happens.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This used to be one of my favorite books back when I was a teenager, but reading it again after all this time, I can’t for the life of me figure out why. A massive international bestseller, the film version starred Marlon Brando and Jean Simmons.

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I read this book years ago and am rereading it again. Learning history in an entertaining way and easier to remember than hard historical facts. What book turned you into a reader?