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"The most fascinating historical novel since "Gone with the Wind,"--"Boston Post." The passions and intrigues of Napoleon Bonaparte's court, brought vividly alive through an unusual point of view: that of a young merchant's daughter from Marseilles who became Napoleon's fiancee and rose to become Queen of Sweden. A massive international best seller, the film version starred a young Marlon Brando and Jean Simmons.
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'The most fascinating historical novel since GONE WITH THE WIND' BOSTON POST DESIREE was a huge bestseller with over twenty million copies sold In 1956 it was turned into a film starring Marlon Brando and Jean Simmons One of seven classic historical novels to be published by Phoenix Press

About the Author

Annemarie Selinko was born in Vienna in 1914. She was a successful journalist and novelist. In 1938 she moved to Copenhagen, and subsequently lived in Stockholm, Paris and London, before returning to Copenhagen. Annemarie Selinko died in Copenhagen in 1986.

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