NAPOLEON AND HIS SON by Pierre Nezelof


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An unhackneyed aspect of the Napoleon story, treated as fictionized fact, in somewhat the E. Barrington manner. Goes back to the divorce of Josephine, the search for an appropriate bride, the political marriage with Marie Louise of Austria. And shortly after, the downfall, banishment, exile. The little son is virtually kidnapped and taken to Austria, away from chance of plotted restoration, and his adoration of his father is hushed up, his French side ignored. Rather touching picture of a will to do -- handicapped by a frail body. Easy reading, with no feeling of pedantic scholarship. Tie-up with So Great A Man, as this takes up virtually where the other leaves off. This is a translation from the French. Napoleon fans, etc.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1937
Publisher: Liveright