Wondrous Beauty: The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte

Wondrous Beauty: The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte

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From the award-winning historian and author of Revolutionary Mothers (“Incisive, thoughtful, spiced with vivid anecdotes. Don’t miss it.”—Thomas  Fleming) and Civil War Wives (“Utterly fresh . . . Sensitive, poignant, thoroughly fascinating.”—Jay Winik), here is the remarkable life of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, renowned as the most beautiful woman of nineteenth-century Baltimore, whose marriage in 1803 to Jérôme Bonaparte, the youngest brother… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


Unfortunately for Berkin, a skilled storyteller and exemplary researcher, the remainder of Betsy’s life is marked by extraordinary bitterness and one depressing domestic scene after another.

Kirkus Reviews : Wondrous Beauty (February 17, 2014)

A wonderful story of a woman who managed to achieve independence and leave her mark in a world not quite ready for her.

The New York Times : Le Mariage (February 07, 2014)

She has researched the primary sources diligently and quotes judiciously throughout. Yet her book has certain problems. The second half has a dying fall. More seriously, some of the history is unnecessarily simplistic.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Knopf (February 11, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 3.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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