Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte : an American aristocrat in the early republic /

Yearning for the life of a European aristocrat, Elizabeth Patterson wed Jerome, Napoleon Bonaparte's youngest brother, after a whirlwind American courtship. The French emperor had different plans and broke up the marriage despite Elizabeth's pregnancy and the subsequent birth of a son. In...

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Main Author: Lewis, Charlene M. Boyer, 1965-
Format: Book
Published: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2012]
Edition:First edition.
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Table of Contents:
  • 'Nature never intended me for obscurity': the celebrity
  • 'The Duchess of Baltimore': the aristocrat
  • 'A modern philosophe': the independent woman
  • 'Happiness for a woman': the femme d'esprit
  • 'So much agitated about this child's destiny': the mother and daughter
  • 'She belongs to history'.