Napoleon the Little (Large Print Edition)

Napoleon the Little (Large Print Edition)

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by Victor Hugo
     
 

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On Thursday, December 20, 1848, the Constituent Assembly, being in session, surrounded at that moment by an imposing display of troops, heard the report of the Representative Waldeck-Rousseau, read on behalf of the committee which had been appointed to scrutinize the votes in the election of President of the Republic; a report in which general attention had marked…  See more details below

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On Thursday, December 20, 1848, the Constituent Assembly, being in session, surrounded at that moment by an imposing display of troops, heard the report of the Representative Waldeck-Rousseau, read on behalf of the committee which had been appointed to scrutinize the votes in the election of President of the Republic; a report in which general attention had marked this phrase, which embodied its whole idea: "It is the seal of its inviolable authority which the nation, by this admirable application of the fundamental law, itself affixes on the Constitution, to render it sacred and inviolable." Amid the profound silence of the nine hundred representatives, of whom almost the entire number was assembled, the President of the National Constituent Assembly, Armaud Marrast, rose and said:-
"In the name of the French people,
"Whereas Citizen Charles-Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, born at Paris, fulfils the conditions of eligibility prescribed by Article 44 of the Constitution;
"Whereas in the ballot cast throughout the extent of the territory of the Republic, for the election of President, he has received an absolute majority of votes;
"By virtue of Articles 47 and 48 of the Constitution, the National Assembly proclaims him President of the Republic from this present day until the second Sunday in May, 1852."
There was a general movement on all the benches, and in the galleries filled with the public; the President of the Constituent Assembly added:

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Hugo's (1808-52) scathing indictment of Napoleon III, emperor of France. No scholarly apparatus. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781491053324
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/20/2013
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
414
Sales rank:
1,196,262
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

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