THE BALLAD OF THE HUNDRED DAYS by Joseph Roth
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THE BALLAD OF THE HUNDRED DAYS

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This achieves what Komroff, in his Waterloo, set out to do -- and failed. Roth takes the famous 100 days between Napoleon's escape from Elba and his recapture by trick and departure for St. Helena. It's a timeworn story, but Roth has endowed it with new dignity, pathos, and a kind of sublimity. There is a slight plot worked in -- fictionized characters -- but it is essentially Napoleon's story, superbly handled, with dignity and restraint.

Publisher: Viking