A Short History of Napoleon the First (Classic Reprint)

A Short History of Napoleon the First (Classic Reprint)

by John Robert Seeley
     
 

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To write a life of Napoleon which shall be positively short is not possible. When I undertook to write one in twelve pages of the 'Encyclopædia Britannica,' I thought I was attempting what was difficult; but I was mistaken; I was attempting what was impossible. I take this opportunity of acknowledging the

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Excerpt from A Short History of Napoleon the First

To write a life of Napoleon which shall be positively short is not possible. When I undertook to write one in twelve pages of the 'Encyclopædia Britannica,' I thought I was attempting what was difficult; but I was mistaken; I was attempting what was impossible. I take this opportunity of acknowledging the liberality of the Messrs. Black, who, in compliance with my wishes, and, I believe, at considerable inconvenience to the arrangements of the Encyclopaedia, actually allowed me thirty-six pages, or not less than three times the space which had been originally allotted for the article. The same publishers now place me under another obligation in consenting to smooth my way to the present 'Short History,' in which the substance of that article is incorporated.

The Life of Napoleon now given to the public is, if not absolutely short, yet, measured by the space allotted in it to each incident, almost as short as the obituary notice of a newspaper.

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ISBN-13:
9781330078044
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/26/2015
Pages:
374
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

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