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

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La Merveilleuse Summary

The chapter titled "In which I walk among the living and the dead" begins July 28, 1794, with Rose writing of her grief for those who have died and the fear among those who are fully aware of the threat of the guillotine. On August 6, Rose is released and learns that Amalia has escaped to Germany and Fredrick has been guillotined. She goes to Fanny's house and learns that Fanny was present at Alexandre's execution, Fanny saying that she had thought Alexandre should not die alone. Eugene soon reveals that he is being called "the son of a traitor." In the next chapter, In which "ghosts come to life," Rose writes on August 10, 1794, that she reconnects with Aimee, a woman who was imprisoned with Rose, and that they share the "shame of the survivor." Later Rose encounters Tallien, who signed the order releasing...

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