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1808: The Flight of the Emperor

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Publisher  Planeta
Media type  Print, paper cover
Originally published  2007
Followed by  1822
Country  Brazil

Language  Portuguese
Publication date  2007
Pages  414 pp
Author  Laurentino Gomes
Genre  History
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Original title  1808: Como uma rainha louca, um príncipe medroso e uma corte corrupta enganaram Napoleão e mudaram a História de Portugal e do Brasil
History books  1822, The Age of Revolution: Europe 1, Bible, A People's History of the Unite, Lies My Teacher Told Me

1808: The Flight of the Emperor, subtitled How a Weak Prince, a Mad Queen, and the British Navy Tricked Napoleon and Changed the New World (Portuguese: 1808: Como uma rainha louca, um príncipe medroso e uma corte corrupta enganaram Napoleão e mudaram a História de Portugal e do Brasil, which translates as How a mad queen, a coward prince and a corrupt court fooled Napoleon and changed the History of Portugal and Brazil) is a non-fiction historical book written by Laurentino Gomes, edited by Planeta.

In 2008, the book was awarded as the best essay book by Academia Brasileira de Letras. It was also awarded twice a Prêmio Jabuti, at the categories "best reportage-book" and "non-fiction book of the year".

The same author published 1822, a sequel.

Main characters

  • Dona Maria de Portugal (the mad queen)
  • Dom João VI (the coward prince)
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
  • References

    1808: The Flight of the Emperor Wikipedia


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