Hardcover is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards have light shelfwear and rubbing to edges. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Retired library edition with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. 434 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1969. ISBN: 0. The story of Marianne d'Asselnat, whose fate, by virtue of her own courageous spirit, coupled with the pull of destiny, became inexorably entangled with that of her native France during the decades when it was responding to Napoleon Bonaparte's vision of its greatness.