Napoleon's Exile

Product Number: EB00667311
Released: Apr 14, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802198051
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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Description

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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Author(s): Patrick Rambaud
Original Publish Date: Dec 01, 2007

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