Hortense. Makers of History Series


John S. C. Abbott

Series: Historical Figures
BISAC: BIO014000

In this account of the life of one who experienced far more than the usual vicissitudes of humanity, whose career was one of the saddest upon record, and who ever exhibited virtues which won the enthusiastic love of all who knew her, the writer has admitted nothing which cannot be sustained by incontrovertible evidence, and has suppressed nothing sustained by any testimony worthy of a moment’s respect. This history will show that Hortense had her faults. Who is without them? There are not many, however, who will read these pages without profound admiration for the character of one of the noblest of women, and without finding the eye often dimmed, in view of her heart-rending griefs.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Parentage and Birth, 1776-1794

Chapter 2. The Marriage of Josephine and General Bonaparte, 1794-1799

Chapter 3. Hortense and Duroc, 1799-1804

Chapter 4. The Marriage of Hortense, 1804-1807

Chapter 5. Birth of Louis Napoleon and the Divorce of Josephine, 1808-1809

Chapter 6. The Death of Josephine, 1810-1814

Chapter 7. The Sorrows of Exile, 1814-1815

Chapter 8. Peaceful Days, yet Sad, 1816-1831

Chapter 9. Life at Arenemberg, 1831-1836

Chapter 10. Letter from Louis Napoleon to His Mother, 1836-1837

Chapter 11. The Death of Hortense, and the Enthronement of Her Son, 1837-1869


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