The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B - Madam Summary & Analysis

Sandra Gulland
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Madam Summary

Rose moves to a convent on October 29, 1783. On November 1, she has an argument with the Marquis, Alexandre's father, who has taken her side in the situation and objects to her moving out. Rose believes there to be no option available to her, that the law is on the side of the husband, but is "touched" by the Marquis' stand. On December 2, she has a conversation with Desiree about the situation. Rose says that she plans to sue for a legal separation from Alexandre because she fears the impact living in a convent will have on Hortense and Eugene. She does file the petition but is warned that it might take an entire year for the order.

On February 23, 1784, Fanny asks Rose to accompany her to visit Marie who has had yet another child die, her third. Marie's surviving daughter, Emilie, returns to the...

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