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The death of Napoleon

by Simon Leys

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Published by Allen & Unwin in Sydney .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementSimon Leys
The Physical Object
Pagination105 p. ;
Number of Pages105
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24392138M
ISBN 101863732608
ISBN 109781863732604
OCLC/WorldCa154275306

Napoleon III, also called (until ) Louis-Napoléon, in full Charles-Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, (born Ap , Paris—died January 9, , Chislehurst, Kent, England), nephew of Napoleon I, president of the Second Republic of France (–52), and then emperor of the French (–70). He gave his country two decades of prosperity under a stable, authoritarian . But The Death of Napoleon is also a fable, and Simon Leys is an expert fabulist." --Penelope Fitzgerald, The New York Times Book Review "Entertaining and clever, this is a sweetening reminder of the ephemerality of great achievements--and by implication those of the not so great."/5(20).

The Death of Napoleon Simon Leys, Author, Patricia Marie Clancy, Translator Farrar Straus Giroux $15 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugénie with their only son. Later, the authorities in Zululand reported that they would not have killed him if they had known he was the Imperial Prince. Two of the Prince’s escort were killed and another was missing.

The conceit of this short but deep novel is that just before his purported death in exile on St. Helena in , Napoleon Bonaparte manages to switch identities with Eugene Lenormand, a noncommissioned officer chosen for his resemblance to the former Emperor, by those plotting Napoleon's return to the throne, and brought to the island aboard a cargo ship posing as a 5/5. The Strange Death of Napoleon Bonaparte Jerry Labriola, Author Strong Books $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS Buy this book.


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But The Death of Napoleon is also a fable, and Simon Leys is an expert fabulist.” —Penelope Fitzgerald, The New York Times Book Review “Entertaining and clever, this is a sweetening reminder of the ephemerality of great achievements—and by implication those /5(25).

The Death of Napoleon book. Read 65 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Napoleon has escaped St. Helena, but the impersonator he left /5. O’Meara fell for his The death of Napoleon book famous charm and obediently backed up his claims: inhe accused Governor Lowe of attempting to hasten Napoleon’s death, and inhe published a book claiming the British government had been determined to eliminate all possibility of another Napoleonic : Ellie Cawthorne.

Quick Facts Name Napoleon Birth Date Aug Death Date May 5, Did You Know. In part to raise funds for war, France sold its North American Louisiana Territory to the U.S., a Born:   Napoleon Bonaparte (), also known as Napoleon I, was a French military leader and emperor who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century.

After seizing political power in France. Reading The Death of Napoleon is like having a taste of a rare treat and being satisfied at the end. This novella, depicting how things might have gone had Napoleon escaped from St.

Helena, is a lovely read with insights into the character of the 4/5(6). Accusations of foul play have swirled around Napoleon Bonaparte's death for nearly two hundred years, despite the original autopsy findings, which said the French emperor had succumbed to stomach.

But The Death of Napoleon is also a fable, and Simon Leys is an expert fabulist.” —Penelope Fitzgerald, The New York Times Book Review “Entertaining and clever, this is a sweetening reminder of the ephemerality of great achievements—and by implication those Brand: New York Review Books.

Sten Gabriel Bernhard Forshufvud (9 February – 25 June ) was a Swedish dentist and physician, and amateur toxicologist (expert on poisons) who formulated and supported the controversial theory that Napoleon was assassinated by a member of his entourage while in exile.

He wrote a book, in Swedish, about this inwhich was translated the following year as. Napoleon's death in exile on St.

Helena is an event surrounded by accusations of conspiracy. This book is one of the best I've ever read about Napoleon's death. I came by this book during my recent visit of the United States.

I was discussing history and unsolved mysteries with a relative of mine when he introduced me to the book.5/5(3). Get this from a library. The death of Napoleon. [Simon Leys; P A Clancy] -- ""Ladies and gentlemen, alas.

The Emperor is dead." The news from St. Helena goes out across Europe, but in fact Napoleon has not died. By means of an ingenious escape, he has returned to the. One of the distinctive things about this book is that it drew a lot of attention to German troops fighting on behalf of Napoleon.

Yes, this book is an important corrective to the idea that Napoleon’s forces were all French. They certainly weren’t. When Napoleon invaded Russia, only something like 55% of his army were French.

Napoleon Bonaparte died on May 5, as a prisoner on St. Helena, an isolated British island in the South May 7, St. Helena’s governor, Sir Hudson Lowe, sent news of Napoleon’s death to London on the Royal Navy sloop July 4, Captain William Crokat (who had replaced poor Engelbert Lutyens as orderly officer at Napoleon’s residence of.

By David Chandler “Death is nothing,” wrote Napoleon to General Lauriston in“but to live defeated is to die every day.” Like any many — especially an active soldier — the Emperor was aware of the possibility of violent death.

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As these things often go, a seemingly random thought popped into my head. I tried making a list ‘ga. An extraordinary cast of the death mask of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, made shortly after his death on the island of St Helena on 5 Mayis to be sold at Bonhams Book, Map and Manuscript sale on June 19th in Knightsbridge, London.

It is. book review: The Death of Napoleon by Simon Leys "Other napoleons came and went around him; in the middle of the lawn, where a patch of white mist now hovered, one of them peered into the shadows through a cardboard telescope; another spread an old newspaper on the stone balustrade, as if it were a staff : Simon Quicke.

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