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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  • Lowe (Hudson), History of the captivity of Napoleon at St Helena, (1853)

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  • Lowe (Hudson), Mémorial de Sir Hudson Lowe relatif à la captivité de Napoléon à Sainte-Hélène, (1830)

    • Paris
    • Léon Dureuil
    • 1830
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  • Maitland (F.L.), Narrative of the surrender of Buonaparte and of his residence on board H.M.S. “Bellerophon”, (1826)

    • London
    • Henry Colburn
    • 1815

    The events which passed aboard Bellerophon between May 24th and August 8th, 1815.

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  • Manuscrit inédit venu de Sainte-Hélène, (1862)

    • Paris
    • Pick de l'Isère
    • 1862

    [Literary fraud, first edition dated 1817 and published in French London under the title “Manuscrit venu de Sainte-Hélène de manière inconnue” by an unknown author but whom the published, Murray, implies was Napoleon. The title of the English translation (issued simultaneously by the same publisher) was “Manuscript transmitted from St Helena by an unknown channel”. Almost at the same time, many manuscript copies of the ‘manuscript’ were circulating clandestinely in France. The Emperor always denied that he was the author. Current scholarship advances Lullin de Chateauvieux, a figure close to Mme de Staël, as the mostly likely candidate.]

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