Popular biographer Carolly Erickson creates intimate and richly detailed portraits of her historical subjects. In this book she offers a provocative new perspective on Josephine and her fabled marriage to Napoleon.
Josephine’s story is as turbulent as the revolutionary era in which she lived—and even more tantalizing than her reputation. Brought up on the lush island of Martinique, Josephine arrived in Paris with a charming Creole lilt, an earthy West Indian manner, and a sweet, unaffected nature. A disastrous first marriage, financial hardship, and the violent realities of the French Revolution—including a stay in the harshest prison in Paris—forged her into a survivor. But would she survive her marriage to the insecure military leader from Corsica who would become Emperor of France.
Would you try another book from Carolly Erickson and/or Davina Porter?
No. I'd heard great thing about this author and I do love historical fiction but this book was a little long winded and boring at times.
Would you recommend Josephine to your friends? Why or why not?
No I wouldn't. I expected more but got less /c:
Any additional comments?
I'm apprehensive about buying another audio book by this author. The reviews sang her praises but I just don't see why. I thought that Josephine would a great character from history to fictionalize but, not so much.