Book Reviews of The Last Great Dance on Earth (Josephine B. Trilogy, Bk 3)

The Last Great Dance on Earth (Josephine B. Trilogy, Bk 3)
The Last Great Dance on Earth - Josephine B. Trilogy, Bk 3
Author: Sandra Gulland
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ISBN-13: 9780684856087
ISBN-10: 0684856085
Publication Date: 11/2/2000
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 72 ratings
Publisher: Touchstone
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Last Great Dance on Earth (Josephine B. Trilogy, Bk 3) on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is the third in the Josephine B. trilogy. I LOVE the entire trilogy! Excellent! A must read for anyone who likes historical fiction!
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A wonderful ending to the Josephine Bonaparte trilogy! I laughed and I cried. A beautiful, though tragic, love story. Wonderfully written, and I learned a bit of history too!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was my favorite of the entire series... it was heartwrenching... lovely.
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I found the first book in this trilogy while taking a cruise in 2005. It was in the library swap section, so I started it then and there and took it home with me. I had never read anything on Josephine Bonaparte or Napoleon before, so it was all new to me and I really enjoyed it. I subsequently got the second book in the trilogy, and this, the final book, as a gift.

This book, and the other 2 books, are very pleasant reading. They are fiction, but Ms. Gulland has done her research of the times thoroughly, so I felt that I had also learned an accurate account of French history from those years.

Since reading these books, however, I have read a purely historical, non-fiction book about Josephine and found that this trilogy of books is extremely sympathetic to Josephine to the point of leaving out some the less honorable parts of her life. So, even though the historical events are correct, I didn't feel her life was presented accurately at all. For example, in the non-fiction book, the introduction states that many people did not like Josephine and that she has not been portrayed kindly among historians. This was a shock to me since in Ms. Gulland's books, Josephine is shown in such a favorable, sympathetic light.

The books are written in diary form, so maybe the author is presenting the skewed facts as how Josephine would want them to appear to the public, conveniently leaving out some of her extramarital affairs for example, or turning them into platonic friendships. That could be the case. Anyway, the book was fun to read and very enjoyable as fiction.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fantastic series!
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I thoroughly enjoyed this- and the whole series. It gave me a greater understanding of Napoleon and Josephine and of the whole historical period.
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The trilogy is an absolute great read. Highly recommend it.
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This was my favorite of the trilogy.
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This is a trilogy and all three go on my list of best all time...but you must enjoy historical thinking.
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Final book in the Josephine trilogy, detailing the end of Napoleon's rule and subsequent exile.
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Conclusion to the Josephine trilogy.
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Historical fiction at its best in the last of the trilogies about Josephine and Napoleon. The reader does not have to read the first two books in the series to enjoy this one.