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napoleon: romantic muse and not amused

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. So said Dickens. But it was. As Napoleon began his rather blood-soaked, chaotic ¬†and passionate rule of France he met the force of two women , “femmes fatales” … Continue reading

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napoleon and the persecuted pair

The fortunes of both were inextricably bound up with the star of ¬†Napoleon. The image of this persecuted pair lingered in the hearts of his enemies as a romantic ideal. The fact the Napoleon disliked Mme de Stael heartily was … Continue reading

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napoleon: grand alliance of a different kind

The greatest movie never made. That’s actually the title of a new book of images from Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon, or rather the director’s preparations for an ill-fated film on the French emperor. The three hour epic about the life of … Continue reading

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