Desiree Author:Annemarie Selinko Desiree Clary was a practical, shrewd girl from Marseilles when she met the shabby young gentleman with the electirfying dreams of empire. His name was Napoleon Bonaparte, and soon they were engaged to be married. But Napoleaon's ambitions could be satisfied only by a woman as uninhibited and seductive as Josephine. He broke with Desiree, and... more », lovesick, she fled the salons of Paris for her provincial home.
Soon she met a huge, virile soldier who immediately fell in love with her. This man - the Count Bernadotte - became Desiree's husband and later King of Sweden. But even as Sweden's Queen, Desiree could not forget Napoleon. Finally, she caused a notorious internationsl scandal by fleeing to the French emperor in Paris...« less