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Pauline Bonaparte

Venus of Empire

by Flora Fraser

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Published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bonaparte, Paolina, -- 1780-1825,
  • Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Family,
  • Princesses -- France -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementby Flora Fraser.
    GenreBiography.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDC216.87 .F73 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16945638M
    ISBN 109780307265449
    LC Control Number2008028639

    item 3 Pauline Bonaparte and Her Lovers by Hector Fleischmann (English) Hardcover Book - Pauline Bonaparte and Her Lovers by Hector Fleischmann (English) Hardcover Book. $ Free shipping. No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first . Pauline Bonaparte: Dead Cool. Napoleon’s hot, profligate sister shagged like a man, shopped like a Madoff, and wooed a Borghese. The Daily Beast’s Simon Doonan breaks down Author: Simon Doonan.

    The statue depicting Pauline Bonaparte as “Venus Victrix” (Venus the Conqueror) was commissioned by her husband, Prince Camillo Borghese, shortly after the couple arrived in Rome in The artist was the well-known sculptor Antonio Canova (), who also created a number of other Bonaparte portraits, as well as mythological figures.   From acclaimed biographer Flora Fraser, the brilliant life of Napoleon's favorite sister, with color photos, paintings, and illustrations. Considered by many in Europe to be the most beautiful woman at the turn of the nineteenth century, Pauline Bonaparte Borghese shocked the continent with the boldness of her love affairs, her opulent wardrobe and jewels, her decision /5(2).

    Pauline Bonaparte by Flora Fraser. Flora Fraser is the daughter of Lady Antonia Fraser, author of the best-selling biography of Marie-Antoinette and the stepdaughter of the late Harold Pinter. So writing runs in that family. I came across this New York Times review of the book. Actually it is more a summary than a true review since the author. When Napoleon was exiled to Elba, Pauline was the only sibling to follow him there, and after the final defeat at Waterloo she begged to join him at Saint Helena. In Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire, Flora Fraser casts new light on the Napoleonic era and crafts a dynamic, vivid portrait of a mesmerizing woman.


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Pauline Bonaparte’s journey from rags to riches would not have been possible without her older brother Napoleon. Known for her beauty, impulsiveness and frivolity, Pauline loved Napoleon and was the least demanding of his siblings.

A spoiled child. Pauline Bonaparte was born in Ajaccio, Corsica on Octo Pauline was, Fraser admits, ‘a terrible model.’ Which is, of course, why she's such fun to read about.” —The New York Times Book Review “Flora Fraser has plucked [Pauline Bonaparte] from the shadows and, through archives, diaries and letters, reveals one of the most colorful, crafty and intriguing women of the 19th century.”/5(18).

Pauline Bonaparte is not a likable person. There it is. Imagine the snottiest most annoying girl in high school, only then give her a brother who is in charge of the greater part of europe, and you have Pauline Bonaparte.

The book was fine I guess. I never felt swept away by the story, and at times I checked EXACTLY how many pages I had left/5. Pauline Bonaparte was apparently extremely beautiful and alluring, and she was the favorite sister of Napoleon.

This allowed her to devote her trivial life to truly obnoxious behavior, one of the most striking instances being requiring her ladies to lay on the floor so that she could rest her feet on their throats, in lieu of a footstool/5(18).

He wrote, “Pauline was as handsome as it is possible to be; she was in love with herself, and her only occupation was pleasure.” A nineteenth-century book on the Bonaparte court described her as “giddy, whimsical, and devoted to pleasure, Pauline delighted in splendour, in dissipation, and all kinds of flattery.”.

Pauline was, Fraser admits, ‘a terrible model.’ Which is, of course, why she's such fun to read about.” —The New York Times Book Review “Flora Fraser has plucked [Pauline Bonaparte] from the shadows and, through archives, diaries and letters, reveals one of the most colorful, crafty and intriguing women of the 19th century.”/5(2).

Dinner at Marseille, The story of Pauline Bonaparte, legendary beauty and seductress, begins, appropriately, with a meeting of three men. At dinner in Author: Flora Fraser. Pauline Bonaparte and Her Lovers book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.4/5(2).

Pauline Bonaparte, second sister of Napoleon to survive infancy, the gayest and most beautiful of his sisters. She married Gen. C.V.E. Leclerc (–), a staff officer of Napoleon, in and accompanied him to San Domingo.

When Leclerc died of. Pauline Bonaparte (pages ) Known for her promiscuous activities, Pauline Bonaparte was a famous beauty who spent her life as a permanent member of the French upper class, a status gained mainly through marriage.

Pauline was born in Ajaccio, Corsica on Septemto Marie Latizia and Carlo Buonaparte. In Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire, Flora Fraser casts new light on the Napoleonic era and crafts a dynamic, vivid portrait of a mesmerizing woman.

About Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire From acclaimed biographer Flora Fraser, the brilliant life of Napoleon’s favorite sister, with color photos, paintings, and illustrations. Pauline Bonaparte as Venus Victrix (or Venus Victorious) is a semi-nude life-size reclining neo-Classical portrait sculpture by the Italian sculptor Antonio ng the ancient Roman artistic traditions of portrayals of mortal individuals in the guise of the gods, and of the beautiful female form reclining on a couch (as most often seen in reclining portrayals of Hermaphroditi), Artist: Antonio Canova.

Pauline Bonaparte () Pauline Bonaparte Getty Images Bonaparte was “an undereducated, oversexed vixen” who was as dead set on conquering Europe’s social scenes as her brother was the. Napoleon’s younger sister—beautiful but not particularly compelling—receives effusive treatment from English biographer Fraser (Princesses: The Six Daughters of George III,etc.).The author relies on Napoleon’s riveting odyssey to propel the insipid life story of Pauline Bonaparte (–), whose legendary milk baths were the most interesting thing about : Flora Fraser.

As Flora Fraser remarks in “Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire,” her juicy portrait of Napoleon’s most flamboyant and most favored sibling, one of Author: Alida Becker. - Buy Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire book online at best prices in India on Read Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders/5(3).

When Napoleon was exiled to Elba, Pauline was the only sibling to follow him there, and after the final defeat at Waterloo she begged to join him at Saint Helena. In Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire, Flora Fraser casts new light on the Napoleonic era and crafts a dynamic, vivid portrait of a mesmerizing : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire () is a biography by the British historian Flora Fraser. Its subject is Maria Paola “Pauline” Bonaparte, sister of Napoleon Bonaparte. Famous for her Bacchanalian lifestyle, Pauline conducted affairs with many prominent men of her day, possibly including her brother.

Pauline Bonaparte as Venus Victrix (or Venus Victorious) is a semi-nude life-size neo-Classical portrait sculpture by the Italian sculptor Antonio Canova. It was commissioned by Pauline Bonaparte’s husband Camillo Borghese and executed in Rome from toafter she married the representative of the Borghese family.

Pauline Bonaparte and her lovers: as revealed by contemporary witnesses, by her own love-letters and by the anti-Napoleonic pamphleteers by Hector Fleischmann (Book) The sisters of Napoleon, Elisa, Pauline, and Caroline Bonaparte after the testimony of their contemporaries by Joseph Turquan (Book).

View the profiles of people named Pauline Bonaparte. Join Facebook to connect with Pauline Bonaparte and others you may know. Facebook gives people the. The story of Pauline Bonaparte, legendary beauty and seductress, begins, appropriately, with a meeting of three men.

At dinner in the port of Marseille in the south of France were her elder brother General Napoleon Bonaparte, her fiancé, Citizen Stanislas Fréron, and her future husband, Adjutant General Victor Emmanuel : Flora Fraser.Get this from a library!

Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire. [Flora Fraser] -- 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.