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Betsy and the Emperor, Staton Rabin

Label
Betsy and the Emperor
Title
Betsy and the Emperor
Statement of responsibility
Staton Rabin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1815 on the remote island of Saint Helena, fourteen-year-old Betsy Balcombe develops a friendship with Napoleon Bonaparte who, after his defeat at Waterloo, is brought there as an exile and is housed with her family. Fourteen-year-old English girl Betsy Balcombe and her family have a most unusual house guest: Napoleon Bonaparte, former emperor of France and the most feared man on earth. Once lord and master to eighty-two million souls, now in 1815, Napoleon is a captive of the British people. Stripped of his empire and robbed of his young family and freedom, he is confined to the forbidding, rat-infested island of St. Helena, where a cruel jailer and more than two thousand British troops guard his every move. The one bright star in Napoleon's black sky is Betsy, a blazingly rebellious teenager whose family is reluctantly housing the notorious prisoner. Betsy is the only foreigner Napoleon's ever met who is not impressed by him and doesn't tremble at the sight of him -- and Napoleon is more than intrigued. After fits and starts, a most remarkable friendship develops between Betsy and the emperor -- a friendship that transcends age and politics. As Betsy develops from a gangly, tomboyish girl to a blossoming young woman, this unexpected and wonderful alliance survives inevitable gossip and growing pains, giving Betsy the courage to pursue her dreams -- and Napoleon the courage to face his dark future. It also inspires Betsy to hatch a daring and dangerous plan on Napoleon's behalf, a scheme that could threaten both of their lives and shake entire empires to their foundations. Based on true events, Staton Rabin's story blends humor, adventure, and poignant drama, vividly revealing new insights into the heart and mind of one of the most towering, fascinating historical figures of our time -- and tells a tale of hope and bravery that will inspire readers to their own heights of courage."--publisher description
Cataloging source
GCV
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.R1084
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Betsy and the Emperor, Staton Rabin
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/simon051/2003017628.html
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm65287867
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
Paperback, 1st Simon Pulse ed.
Extent
294 p.
Isbn
9781416913368
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o65287867
  • (OCoLC)65287867
Label
Betsy and the Emperor, Staton Rabin
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/simon051/2003017628.html
Publication
Control code
ocm65287867
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
Paperback, 1st Simon Pulse ed.
Extent
294 p.
Isbn
9781416913368
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o65287867
  • (OCoLC)65287867

Library Locations

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      41.9948206 -70.7312667
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