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Napoleon's Exile

Napoleon's Exile

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Valutazione: 3 su 5 stelle3/5 (11 recensioni)
Lunghezza: 335 pagine6 ore

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A “colorful” novel about the fall of one of history’s most notorious figures—and the defeat that would come to define him (Publishers Weekly).
 
It is 1814, and Napoleon Bonaparte retreats to Paris following the debacle of his Russian invasion. Once there, the leader is met with more resistance—a plot to restore a royal to the throne of France succeeds and a humiliated Napoleon is forced to abdicate and go into exile.
 
Octave Senecal, Napoleon’s loyal aide and savior, tells the tale of their journey south through the angry, mob-filled countryside to Elba, a tiny island off the coast of Tuscany. Horribly bored by this turn of events, Napoleon passes the time gambling with his mother, spearing the occasional tuna with local fishermen, and fretting constantly that secret agents and murderers surround him. He also secretly plans his escape and return to glory.
 
With captivating historical detail and “the allure of an epic,” this novel by the award-winning author of The Battle brings to life the complex man behind the renowned general, and offers a fitting send-off to a legend (Anita Brookner).
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Napoleon's Exile

Azioni libro

Inizia a leggere

Informazioni sul libro

Napoleon's Exile

Valutazioni:
Valutazione: 3 su 5 stelle3/5 (11 recensioni)
Lunghezza: 335 pagine6 ore

Descrizione

A “colorful” novel about the fall of one of history’s most notorious figures—and the defeat that would come to define him (Publishers Weekly).
 
It is 1814, and Napoleon Bonaparte retreats to Paris following the debacle of his Russian invasion. Once there, the leader is met with more resistance—a plot to restore a royal to the throne of France succeeds and a humiliated Napoleon is forced to abdicate and go into exile.
 
Octave Senecal, Napoleon’s loyal aide and savior, tells the tale of their journey south through the angry, mob-filled countryside to Elba, a tiny island off the coast of Tuscany. Horribly bored by this turn of events, Napoleon passes the time gambling with his mother, spearing the occasional tuna with local fishermen, and fretting constantly that secret agents and murderers surround him. He also secretly plans his escape and return to glory.
 
With captivating historical detail and “the allure of an epic,” this novel by the award-winning author of The Battle brings to life the complex man behind the renowned general, and offers a fitting send-off to a legend (Anita Brookner).
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