The Last Love – Costain, Thomas B.

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Title: The Last Love
Author: Costain, Thomas B.
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, New York
Publication Date: 1963
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: VG

Comments: No d-j. Spine cocked. Writing on copyright page. FFEP slightly separated from inner hinge at top. Bump on back bottom corner. Stain at top of back board.

Synopsis: Cutting a colorful swatch through the misty past, Thomas B. Costain weaves a charming, bittersweet tale of a defeated hero, a remote island exile, and a lovely young girl who enriches the great man’s final years.

The Last Love begins as Napoleon, defeated and a prisoner, arrives at the island of St. Helena to begin his exile. But while Longwood-a broken-down, rat-infested farmhouse-is being readied for the captive hero and his entourage, he stays at an Englishman’s country mansion, where he meets lovely young Betsy Balcome-high-spirited, outspoken, and the only French-speaking member of the family. Betsy acts as interpreter for the hero, and through this inspired rendering of their great friendship, this colorful conqueror emerges as a compelling human figure…an extraordinary man and a transcendent genius. Here is a stirring narrative of magnificent tenderness and understanding, the moving magnificent tenderness and understanding, the moving story of the great man-and The Last Love.

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Title: The Last Love
Author: Costain, Thomas B.
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, New York
Publication Date: 1963
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: VG

Comments: No d-j. Spine cocked. Writing on copyright page. FFEP slightly separated from inner hinge at top. Bump on back bottom corner. Stain at top of back board.

Synopsis: Cutting a colorful swatch through the misty past, Thomas B. Costain weaves a charming, bittersweet tale of a defeated hero, a remote island exile, and a lovely young girl who enriches the great man’s final years.

The Last Love begins as Napoleon, defeated and a prisoner, arrives at the island of St. Helena to begin his exile. But while Longwood-a broken-down, rat-infested farmhouse-is being readied for the captive hero and his entourage, he stays at an Englishman’s country mansion, where he meets lovely young Betsy Balcome-high-spirited, outspoken, and the only French-speaking member of the family. Betsy acts as interpreter for the hero, and through this inspired rendering of their great friendship, this colorful conqueror emerges as a compelling human figure…an extraordinary man and a transcendent genius. Here is a stirring narrative of magnificent tenderness and understanding, the moving magnificent tenderness and understanding, the moving story of the great man-and The Last Love.

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