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Lettres d'amour à Joséphine

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Toute la passion de cet homme incroyable est exprimée dans ce recueil. « Ce n’est pas avec mon épée, mais avec ma tête nourrie de lectures que j’ai conquis le monde » disait-il, et ses lectures furent sans doute bien romantiques. De l’ardeur corse à la froideur impériale, c’est l’histoire d’un amour, d’un homme et d’une femme.
Collection Lettres d'amour, 76 pages
Published 2002 by Saint Mont
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Ruby Black
A sliver of a glimpse into the man Napoleon was as a lover, husband, and father.

The push and pull between duty (the ambition we are all very acquainted with associating to Napoleon) and personal desire (his love and desire to be with Josephine) is very apparent in the letters.

Napoleon's undying love for Josephine remains carefully hidden in his delicate words, but it is always there as he asks her continuously to remember (even after their divorce): "Never doubt the interest I take in you and t
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Emma
I'm not a romantic in the slightest. This was one of those things I felt I should read because the book was there to be read. I saw it in the library and thought, yeah, definitely need to have that on my list of books read. I like learning new things about historical figures.

Napoleon was dull. It was the same old same old in these letters. So repetitive...'Josephine, you have not written! Why have you not written?!?! I have conquered ANOTHER country. I demand you write! I took 10 squillion soldi
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May
Napoleon's passion for Josephine is so powerful and demanding, I can see how the man could conquer Europe. She had to be exceptional to stand his outpouring energy and jealousy!
In the last year, I've also read letters from Henri IV to his ex-wife, mistresses and children, which did not disappoint me (Henri IV is my favorite French king), for their delightful finesse. I also read letters by Louis XIV, but only a few: they are so self-aggrandizing it's sickening after a while. I feel sorry for Lo
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Amandine
Très belles lettres qui montrent une facette un peu différente de Napoélon: celle de l'homme privé, de l'amoureux, derrière celle de l'homme public, le général et empereur. Les premières lettres sont particulièrement belles et expriment son amour débordant, sa jalousie dévorante et sa souffrance d'être loin d'elle pendant les premières années et la campagne d'Italie. Les suivantes, pendant la guerre de Russie et après leur divorce, sont beaucoup plus courtes et froides: j'ai l'impression que les ...more
Alejandro Monsivais
Really a passionate book, passionate letters and a great way to express how the hearths could feel when is between love, lies and distance.
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Napoleon I (born Napoleone di Buonaparte, later Napoléon Bonaparte)was a French military and political leader who had significant impact on modern European history. He was a general during the French Revolution, the ruler of France as Premier Consul of the French Republic, Empereur des Français, King of Italy, Mediator of the Swiss Confederation and Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine.

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