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King of Corsica, the (2001) [Novel]
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The son of an impoverished Westphalian aristocrat, Theodor von Neuhoff is both seductive and opportunistic. Sent to Versailles to be a page to Princess Palatine, he distinguishes himself as a brilliant and fluent conversationalist with a taste for the ladies and for political intrigue. His missions take him to Holland, Mecklenburg, Venice, and Spain, where he discovers his true vocation as a double agent. Convinced that politics is only a game, in 1736 he has himself proclaimed king by the Corsicans rebelling against Genovese hegemony. As Theodor the First, he plans to transform “his island” into a prosperous kingdom. Yet, he gravely overestimates his own abilities as a monarch and goes down in history as the man who was king for a summer, dying a pauper in London.

Original title: Der König von Korsika
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionHistoricalEuropean18th Century

Edition #1: The King of Corsica

The King of Corsica (2008)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: David Dollenmayer
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The King of Corsica (May 2008)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Other Press
ISBN: 9781590512562
Pages: 392

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