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The death of Napoleon

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Published by Farrar Straus Giroux in New York .
Written in English


  • Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Fiction.

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Edition Notes

Translation of: La mort de Napoléon.

StatementSimon Leys ; translated by Patricia Clancy and the author.
LC ClassificationsPQ2672.E99 M6713 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination129 p. ;
Number of Pages129
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1703958M
ISBN 100374135657
LC Control Number92005122

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  Accusations of foul play have swirled around Napoleon Bonaparte's death for nearly two hundred years, despite the original autopsy findings, which said the French emperor had succumbed to stomach.   But The Death of Napoleon is also a fable, and Simon Leys is an expert fabulist.” —Penelope Fitzgerald, The New York Times Book Review “Entertaining and clever, this is a sweetening reminder of the ephemerality of great achievements—and by implication those Brand: New York Review Books. Sten Gabriel Bernhard Forshufvud (9 February – 25 June ) was a Swedish dentist and physician, and amateur toxicologist (expert on poisons) who formulated and supported the controversial theory that Napoleon was assassinated by a member of his entourage while in exile. He wrote a book, in Swedish, about this in , which was translated the following year as .   Napoleon's death in exile on St. Helena is an event surrounded by accusations of conspiracy.

  This book is one of the best I've ever read about Napoleon's death. I came by this book during my recent visit of the United States. I was discussing history and unsolved mysteries with a relative of mine when he introduced me to the book.5/5(3). Get this from a library! The death of Napoleon. [Simon Leys; P A Clancy] -- ""Ladies and gentlemen, alas! The Emperor is dead." The news from St. Helena goes out across Europe, but in fact Napoleon has not died. By means of an ingenious escape, he has returned to the. One of the distinctive things about this book is that it drew a lot of attention to German troops fighting on behalf of Napoleon. Yes, this book is an important corrective to the idea that Napoleon’s forces were all French. They certainly weren’t. When Napoleon invaded Russia, only something like 55% of his army were French.   Napoleon Bonaparte died on May 5, as a prisoner on St. Helena, an isolated British island in the South May 7, St. Helena’s governor, Sir Hudson Lowe, sent news of Napoleon’s death to London on the Royal Navy sloop July 4, Captain William Crokat (who had replaced poor Engelbert Lutyens as orderly officer at Napoleon’s residence of .