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Description - The Emperor's Last Island by Blackburn

In 1814 Napoleon Bonaparte arrived on St. Helenad surreal exile that would last until his death six years later. "A resonant meditation on exile, fame, the stories we tell about ourselves (and) the bigger stories we tell about our great figures".--Los Angeles Times Book Review.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780679739371
ISBN-10: 0679739378
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 31-Dec-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Blackburn

Julia Blackburn is the author of three books of nonfiction, Charles Waterton, The Emperor's Last Island," "and Daisy Bates in the Desert," "and of two novels, The Book of Color""and The Leper's Companions," "both of which were shortlisted for the Orange Prize. She lives in England.