This book is an abridged version of the seven volumes of reminiscences she produced and is prefaced with an overview of her life and works by Oliver Bernier and Katell le Bourhis. The books were quite heavily padded out as writers were paid by the line when she wrote, so this volume gives you the best, and most important parts of her story. She is a vivid writer and it is surprising she's not more well known today. If you are looking for a first person account of life with Napoleon and his family and the events of the first empire then this is a good book to pick up as it is both entertaining and informative.

At the Court of Napoleon: Memoirs of the Duchesse D'Abrantes

$7.95Price
  • 1991Orion Publishing Co; New Ed edition

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