The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte

The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte

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qTell the emperor that Madame Bonaparte is ambitious and demands her rights as a member of the imperial family.q As a clever girl in stodgy, mercantile Baltimore, Betsy Patterson dreams of a marriage that will transport her to cultured Europe. When she falls in love with and marries Jerome Bonaparte, she believes her dream has come truea€”until Jeromea€™s older brother Napoleon becomes an implacable enemy. Based on a true story, The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte is a historical novel that portrays this womana€™s tumultuous life. Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, known to history as Betsy Bonaparte, scandalized Washington with her daring French fashions; visited Niagara Falls when it was an unsettled wilderness; survived a shipwreck and run-ins with British and French warships; dined with presidents and danced with dukes; and lived through the 1814 Battle of Baltimore. Yet through it all, Betsy never lost sight of her primary goala€”to win recognition of her marriage.ETSY glanced through the drawing room window at the grey sky and wondered if spring would ever arrive. ... Beside Betsy on the teal damask sofa, her threeyearold sister Caroline struggled with chubby fingers to pull a calico dress off her doll a€”a lumpy, stuffed cotton figure with ... The little girl wore such a woebegone expression that Betsy felt a surge of pleasure at being able to relieve her distress.

Title:The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte
Author:Ruth Hull Chatlien
Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc - 2014-11-30


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