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Memoirs of the Emperor Napoleon : from Ajaccio to Waterloo, as soldier, emperor, husband. Volume III

Author: Laure Junot Abrantès, duchesse d'
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Pickle Partners Publishing, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English
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Laure Junot, Duchesse d'Abrantes stands as one of the most influential figures in shaping the Napoleonic era: she was no statesman, military or civil leader, but she was a hugely well connected member of the court of Napoleon, and an inveterate gossip. An old family friend of the Bonaparte's from Corsica, she was married to one of Napoleon's oldest friends Andoche Junot, thus moving in the highest circles in Paris,  Read more...
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Duchesse d'Abrantès, Laure Junot.
Memoirs Of The Emperor Napoleon - From Ajaccio To Waterloo, As Soldier, Emperor And Husband - Vol. III.
San Francisco : Wagram Press, ©2014
Named Person: Laure Junot Abrantès, duchesse d'; Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Laure Junot Abrantès, duchesse d'; Napoleon, Emperor of the French
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laure Junot Abrantès, duchesse d'
ISBN: 9781782891482 178289148X
OCLC Number: 973835055
Notes: The Emperor's Promise to Junot -Berthier's Letters-Junot's Departure for Saragossa- Siege of Saragossa-Its Horrors-Junot's Wounds-The Emperor's Unkindness-Reduction of Saint Joseph-Napoleon's Unreasonable Complaint-General Thiébault Summoned to HeadquarteSuchet Replaces Junot.
Description: 1 online resource (489 pages)
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS; CHAPTER I.; Letter from Duroc-The Princess of Württemberg Expected at Raincy-Consternation-Preparations for the Reception of Her Royal Highness-Her Arrival- Her Portrait -Dismissal of Her German Attendants-The Royal Breakfast-M. de Winzingerode-Stag Hunt in the Park-Madame de Balby.; CHAPTER II.; Junot's Departure for Bordeaux, and Subsequently for Portugal-Secret Instructions Relative to the Portuguese Campaign-General Loison-His Accusations against Junot-Colonel Napier-Predilections in Favour of England-Charles X. at the Exhibition of National ILucien's Prediction. CHAPTER III. Junot at Lisbon-My Accouchement-The Empress Josephine as Godmother-Imperial Magnificence-The Grand-Duchess of Berg-Queen Hortense-Commotions in Spain-Balls Given by Princess Caroline and Her Sister-My Daughter's Birthday Party-Adventure of Mademoiselle PoM. de Grancourt.; CHAPTER IV.; The Romantic School in Literature-Napoleon as President of the Institute at Saint Cloud-Discussion between Cardinal Maury and the Emperor-Napoleon's Opinion of the Morals of the Present Age Compared with Those of Former Times-His Remarks on the Doctrine of Phrenology.; CHAPTER V. I Am Summoned to the Tuileries by the Emperor-Kindness of Madame Mère-My Conversation with Napoleon-Raincy-M. Ouvrard-M. Destillières- Hunting-The Duc d'Orléans and the Comte d'Artois in Miniature-Junot King of Portugal- Napoleon Recommends Me to Go to LiThe Invitation to Breakfast. CHAPTER VI.; The Emperor's Family-Negotiations between Napoleon and Lucien -M. Campi-His Mission to Canino-Madame Lucien Bonaparte -The Duchy of Parma and the Throne of Naples-Lucien's Magnanimous Conduct-His Daughter Charlotte-Her Projected Marriage with Ferdinand VIM. de Talleyrand.; CHAPTER VII. The Grand-Duchess of Berg's Masquerade-A Quadrille of Sixteen Ladies-The Tyrolean Peasant Girls-Prince Camille Borghèse-H is Extraordinary Disguise-The Blue Mask-Isabey Personating the Emperor-His Large Hands -The Dance Interrupted-Mademoiselle Gu-t and tThe Pope's Bull and the Ass Laden with Relics. CHAPTER VIII.; Letters from Junot and Duroc-Junot Proposes to Resign All His Appointments-My Visit to Princess Caroline-The Emperor's Kindness to Junot-He Promises to Write to Him Himself-An Old Recollection Revived-The Audience Prolonged till Half-past Eleven at Night-Duroc's Letter to Junot. CHAPTER IX. The Emperor at Bayonne-Abdication of Charles IV.-Errors of Napoleon -Abdication of Ferdinand-Junot Created Governor General of Portugal-Embargo on Cotton Repealed-M. Magnien's Proposal-Joseph Bonaparte King of Spain-Ferdinand VII. at Valençay-Charles IV. New Spanish Catechism.; CHAPTER X.; News of the Convention of Cintra -Landing of the British Troops-The Miraculous Egg-Patriotism of Comte de Bourmont -Battle of Vimiera -Council of Generals-Admiral Siniavin-General Kellermann Treats with the English Generals-Anecdote -Siniavin's Treachery-The Famous Diamonds.; CHAPTER XI.
Responsibility: by Madame Junot, Duchesse de d'Abrantès.
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Laure Junot, Duchesse d'Abrantes stands as one of the most influential figures in shaping the Napoleonic era: she was no statesman, military or civil leader, but she was a hugely well connected member of the court of Napoleon, and an inveterate gossip. An old family friend of the Bonaparte's from Corsica, she was married to one of Napoleon's oldest friends Andoche Junot, thus moving in the highest circles in Paris, known by and knowing everyone of note. Originally written at huge length (some editions run to more than 12 volumes), this English edition provides the highlights of her witty, irreverent, yet highly informative memoirs of the reign of Napoleon.

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