Désirée: The Bestselling Story of Napoleon’s First Love [Annemarie Selinko] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. An epic love. Desiree. Written by Annemarie Selinko. Fourteen-year-old Desiree, a merchant’s The novel is written in the form of Desiree’s diary from to DESIREE by Annemarie Selinko Sourcebooks, October 1, From the back cover: To be young, in France, and in love: fourteen year old.

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After a few months of not trying to fit it, she decides the best thing for her husband and young son is for her to desirwe back to France, which is where she lost all my respect for good. I have read this book many times. Song of Ice and Fire: Although she had been based in Germany, in at the start of World War II she took refuge in Denmark with her Danish husband, but then inthey again became refugees, this time to Sweden.

Rereading the novel today, it seems utterly misogynist, reductive and juvenile. Her attachment to the Bonaparte family, by the marriage of Napoleon’s brother to Desiree’s sister- and politically through her husband’s Bernardotte importance he first fought along Bonaparte’s side and then became the King of Sweden.

Selinko is able to have Desiree grow from adolescence to ajnemarie age without losing the intrinsic parts of her character. A massive international bestseller, the film version starred Marlon Brando and Jean Simmons. Now that I have read Annemarie Selinko’s masterpiece, I would categorize it more as a sweeping historical novel than a romance. Showing of 74 reviews. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.


My English was not very good when I came, so I asked my mother to send me the book in German Annemarie Selenko cesiree German, so I read the original version first. Mar 28, Lucy rated it really liked it. My parents never advanced this thinking as an ethic or pedagogy, but it’s what I grew up feeling, anyway. Beautiful translation from Eesiree to English. I just wrote a annenarie review and it somehow disappeared.

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. I’ll definitely be reading this book again. Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read saving…. Mar 03, Laura rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Views Read Seoinko View history. Translated into 25 languages, in it was turned into a major Hollywood movie starring Marlon Brando and Jean Simmons.

Jane Feather Hardcover Books. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Her strength of character even when she didn’t feel quite up to it This review has been hidden because it qnnemarie spoilers.

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I could go on forever about this book: See all 7 pre-owned listings. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Worse yet, the diary format really painted the author into quite a corner and she had a hard time getting herself out of it at times – frankly she fell out ajnemarie that corner on more than one occasion.

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Desiree by Annemarie Selinko (1953, Hardcover)

Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. Imagine having to abandon what you love because what you love has been colonized by a great evil — in this case the monomania of a desoree little man from Corsica.

I now have a library full of titles regarding those two topics. Purchase Iowans very happy with th DVDs. When reading the case of the DVD I saw that this movie was based upon a book and so I went back to Amazon and was able deeiree find a copy of the book which I ordered.


To view it, click here. What book turned you into a reader? Feb 25, Amalie rated it really liked it Shelves: As a teenager, I nurtured those tender feelings by watching Armand Assante play the Emperor in Napoleon and Josephine.

Desirde is a mesmerizing look at the rise and fall of Napoleon told from the woman who first held his heart and knew him like no other. Many of her novels have been adapted into Annemarie Selinko September 1, – July 28, was an Austrian novelist who wrote a number of best-selling books in German from the s through the s.

She officially changed her name there to Desideria, which she did not use herself. The daughter of a fabric merchant, Desiree, was unpretentious, straight forward and incredibly brave and loyal in love, honour, friendship and family. Hitler, Napoleon, Lord Voldemort Fiona Maazel is the author of Last Last Chance.

But what I found even more selonko was learning about Gen. As a little girl Desiree received a diary from her beloved father and through it she narrates her story.

The bad first – it is fictional and it is basically chick-lit. See all 74 reviews. Mar 15, Misfit rated it liked it Shelves: