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The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French

The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French
With a Preliminary View of the French Revolution
9 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - European History

  • Date Published: December 2010
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108023214

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About the Authors
  • Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) was a prolific Scottish poet and historical novelist who was one of the most popular romantic novelists of the nineteenth century. After studying law at Edinburgh University, Scott first started writing at the age of 25. Having made his name as a poet, he wrote the phenomenally successful novel Waverley in 1814 and was made a baronet in 1820. These volumes, first published in 1827, contain Scott's detailed biography of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821). Including a detailed review of the French Revolution, Scott focuses on Napoleon's legacy to France and his military genius, purposefully remaining non-partisan and discussing Napoleon's life and achievements without bias. The result of extensive research and correspondence with Napoleon's surviving colleagues, these volumes were extremely successful and remain valuable for the study of Napoleon's life and changing public reaction.

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    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108023214
    • length: 4088 pages
    • dimensions: 320 x 252 x 70 mm
    • weight: 5kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. View of the French Revolution
    2. States of France continued
    3. Proximate cause of the Revolution
    4. Meeting of the States-General
    5. Plan of the democrats to bring the King and Assembly to Paris
    6. La Fayette resolves to enforce order
    7. Legislative Assembly
    8. Defeats of the French on the frontier. Volume 2:
    1. View of the French Revolution
    2. La Fayette compelled to escape from France
    3. Election of Representatives for the National Convention
    4. Jacobins determine upon the execution of Louis
    5. Indecision of the Girondists, and its effects
    6. Dumouriez
    7. Views of parties in Britain relative to the Revolution
    8. Views of the British Cabinet regarding the French Revolution
    9. Marat, Danton, Robespierre
    10. Retrospective view of the external relations of France. Volume 3:
    1. Corsica
    2. Siege of Toulon
    3. The Alps
    4. Further progress of the French Army under Buonaparte
    5. Directory propose to divide the Army of Italy betwixt Buonaparte and Kellermann
    6. Campaign on the Rhine
    7. Corsica reunited with France
    8. Situation and views of Buonaparte at this period of the Campaign
    9. Archduke Charles
    10. Napoleon's amatory correspondence with Josephine. Volume 4:
    1. Retrospect
    2. View of the respective situations of Great Britain and France, at the period of Napoleon's return from Italy
    3. French naval squadron
    4. Discussion concerning the alleged poisoning of the sick in the hospitals at Jaffa
    5. Retrospect of public events since the departure of Napoleon for Egypt
    6. General rejoicing on the return of Buonaparte
    7. Effects of the victory of the 18th and 19th Brumaire
    8. Proceedings of Buonaparte in order to consolidate his power
    9. The Chief Consul leaves Paris on 6th May 1800
    10. Napoleon offers, and the Austrian Envoy accepts, a new treaty
    11. Internal government of France
    12. Return to the external relations of France
    13. Preparations made for the invasion of Britain. Volume 5:
    1. Different views entertained by the English ministers and the Chief Consul, of the effects of the Treaty of Amiens
    2. Increasing jealousies betwixt France and England
    3. Retrospect
    4. Mutual feelings of Napoleon and the British nation, on the renewal of the war
    5. Disaffection begins to arise against Napoleon amongst the soldiery
    6. General indignation of Europe in consequence of the murder of the Duke d'Enghien
    7. Napoleon meditates a change of title from Chief Consul to Emperor
    8. Napoleon addresses a second letter to the King of England personally
    9. Position of the French armies
    10. Relative situations of France and England
    11. Death of Pitt
    12. Ungenerous conduct of Buonaparte to the Duke of Brunswick
    13. Retrospect of the partition of Poland. Volume 6:
    1. British expedition to Calabria, under Sir John Stuart
    2. View of the internal government of Napoleon at the period of the Peace of Tilsit
    3. System of education introduced into France by Napoleon
    4. Military details
    5. Effects of the Peace of Tilsit
    6. Pampeluna, Barcelona, Monjouic, and St. Sebastian's, are fraudulently seized by the French
    6*. State of morals and manners in Spain
    7. Plans of defence of the Spanish Juntas - defeated by the ardour of the Insurrectionary Armies
    8. Zeal of Britain with regard to the Spanish struggle
    9. Duplicity of Buonaparte on his return to Paris
    10. General Belliard occupies Madrid on 4th December, 1808
    11. Positions of the French and Austrian armies after the Battle of Eckmuhl
    12. Conduct of Russia and England during the war with Austria. Volume 7:
    1. Change which took place in Napoleon's domestic life, after the Peace of Presburg
    2. Almost all the foreign French settlements fall into the hands of the British
    3. Change in Napoleon's principles of government
    4. Gustavus IV of Sweden is dethroned and succeeded by his uncle
    5. View of Napoleon's gigantic power at the present period

  • Author

    Walter Scott

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