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The Resource Napoleon's last island, a novel by Thomas Keneally

Napoleon's last island, a novel by Thomas Keneally

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Napoleon's last island
Title
Napoleon's last island
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Thomas Keneally
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the bestselling author of Schindler's List and The Daughters of Mars, a new historical novel set on the remote island of Saint Helena about the remarkable friendship between a young woman and one of history's most intriguing figures, Napoleon Bonaparte, during the final years of his life in exile. In October 1815, after losing the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte was banished to the island of Saint Helena. There, in one of the most remote places on earth, he lived out the final six years of his life. On this lonely island with no chance of escape, he found an unexpected ally: a spirited British girl named Betsy Balcombe who lived on the island with her family. While Napoleon waited for his own accommodations to be built, the Balcombe family played host to the infamous exile, a decision that would have devastating consequences for them all. In Napoleon's Last Island, "master of character development and period detail" (Kirkus Reviews) Thomas Keneally recreates Betsy's powerful and complex friendship with the man dubbed The Great Ogre, her enmities and alliances with his remaining courtiers, and her dramatic coming-of-age. Bringing a shadowy period of history to life with a brilliant attention to detail, Keneally tells the untold story of one of Europe's most enigmatic, charismatic, and important figures, and the ordinary British family who dared to forge a connection with him"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.K46
LC item number
N37 2016
Literary form
fiction
Label
Napoleon's last island, a novel by Thomas Keneally
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
423 pages
Isbn
9781501128424
Lccn
2016015139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocn944380339
Label
Napoleon's last island, a novel by Thomas Keneally
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
423 pages
Isbn
9781501128424
Lccn
2016015139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocn944380339

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