The Last Love by Thomas B Costain, 1963
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.
- 1963 copy of The Last Love by Thomas B Costain
- hardcover, no dust jacket
- excellent condition