Digital Library

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  • Lecomte, (L.H.), Napoléon et le monde dramatique, (1912)

    Lecomte, (L.H.), Napoléon et le monde dramatique, (1912)

    • Paris
    • Daragon
    • 1912

    The history of all aspects of the theatre (musical and dramatic) during the Consulate and Empire. An appendix gives a chronological list of all the shows seen by Napoleon Bonaparte. Indispensable guide to the Parisian theatrical and musical world for the period 1799 to 1815. [This document is also available as en epub file]

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  • Notice sur l’île d’Elbe, (1814)

    Notice sur l’île d’Elbe, (1814)

    • Paris
    • Tardieu-Denesle
    • 1814

    Containing a description of the island’s towns, augmented with a description of « Buonaparte’s » [sic] voyage to the place of his embarcation. [This document is also available as en epub file]

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  • Correspondance de l’armée française en Egypte, interceptée par l’escadre de Nelson, (1798)

    Correspondance de l’armée française en Egypte, interceptée par l’escadre de Nelson, (1798)

    • Paris
    • Garney
    • An VI [1798]

    Selection of official and private letters intercepted at different times by Turkish and British warships, published by the British government in 1798 so as to « open Europe’s eyes » regarding the real reason for the Egyptian expedition and in order to give the true story of this « oriental tale » by publishing the actual experience of […]

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  • Mehlisse (E.G.C.), [Liste de prisonniers français], (1826)

    Mehlisse (E.G.C.), [Liste de prisonniers français], (1826)

    • Paris
    • Henri Guillemé
    • 1826

    Tableau of the 16,000 soldiers who fought for France taken prisoner in the period 1810 to 1814 (Russia, Poland and Germany), including a list of all the those soldiers (out of the 16,000) still alive and in Russia. [This document is also available as en epub file]

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  • Visconti, Tombeau de Napoléon Ier, (1853)

    • Paris
    • Curmer
    • 1853
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  • Young (N.), Napoleon in exile: Alba, (1915)

    • London
    • John Murray
    • 1910

    Norwood Young, whose younger brother Dalhousie Young was a concert pianist of some renown, born in India in 1866, was born in 1860 and died in 1943. His written works included a work on Rome, George Washington, Carlyle and three important books on Napoleon, all written during the centenary anniversary years of Napoleon’s life, namely, on St Helena, on Elba and on Napoleon’s early years. Indeed, he explicitly acknowledges this in no way casual coincidence in his book on Napoleon on St Helena as follows: “”Napoleon in Exile, Elba” was published on 31st March, 1914, one hundred years after the event with which it commenced, the entry of the Allies into Paris on 31st March 1814. This volume, in like manner, are published on 1st March, 1915, the centenary of the opening point, the landing of Napoleon near Cannes, on 1st March, 1815.” [p.10] He was an assiduous researcher, visiting the sites of his books, notably Rome, Elba and even St Helena where he stayed five weeks around February 1814 in Bertrand’s house, Hutts Gate, hosted by Mr James Deason, farmer on the Longwood Estate.

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  • Young (N.), The growth of Napoleon, (1910)

    • London
    • John Murray
    • 1910

    A study in environment.

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