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Napoleon and the revolt agianst togetherness

October 1810. The book was censored and then it was banned. So many representations and so much insistence overtaxed his patience. In order to give a definite answer to the petitioners, he took the book up again and lost his … Continue reading

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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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