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Miss Howard and the Emperor

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"The subject of Madame Maurois's first book is Miss Howard, alias Miss Harryett, alias the Countess of Beauregard. She was the daughter of a shoemaker in Brighton, mistress of Napoleon III, and a political supporter whose financial resources and immense generosity provided him with the money he needed to obtain the throne of France.

"Miss Howard's career was not that of the
Hardcover, 205 pages
Published April 1958 by Alfred A. Knopf
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Although I consider myself fairly well read in 19th century history, I had never before heard the story of French Emperor Napoleon III's mistress - who was an English courtesan of very humble upbringing.

They met while the young Louis Napoleon was in exile in London, and "Miss Elizabeth Howard" (one of her many names) was a flourishing "actress" and entertainer in the disreputable demi-monde. Ms. Maurois makes the case that Miss Howard's financial support played a key role in helping engineer Lo
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André Maurois, born Emile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog, was a French author. André Maurois was a pseudonym that became his legal name in 1947.

André Maurois is very famous writer in Russia (he is known there as Andre Morua). Many of his books are translated to Russian.

During World War I he joined the French army and served as an interpreter and later a liaison officer to the British army. His first novel
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