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Mr. Bonaparte of Corsica
     

Mr. Bonaparte of Corsica

by John Kendrick Bangs
 

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Napoleon's father, Charles Bonaparte, was the honored progenitor of thirteen children, of whom the man who subsequently became the Emperor of the French, by some curious provision of fate, was the second. That the infant Napoleon should have followed rather than led the procession is so foreign to the nature of the man that many worthy persons unfamiliar with the true

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Napoleon's father, Charles Bonaparte, was the honored progenitor of thirteen children, of whom the man who subsequently became the Emperor of the French, by some curious provision of fate, was the second. That the infant Napoleon should have followed rather than led the procession is so foreign to the nature of the man that many worthy persons unfamiliar with the true facts of history have believed that Joseph was a purely apocryphal infant, or, as some have suggested, merely an adopted child; but that Napoleon did upon this occasion content himself with second place is an incontrovertible fact.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781532934704
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/27/2016
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

John Kendrick Bangs (born May 27, 1862, died January 21, 1922). He was an American author, editor and satirist. In 1904 he was appointed editor of Puck, perhaps the foremost American humor magazine of its day.

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