Memorial de Sainte Helene: journal of the private life and conversations of the Emperor Napoleon, by Count las Cases

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Kaffen
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Post by Kaffen » August 7th, 2012, 5:38 pm

This is a compilation of Napoleon Bonaparte's reminiscences while in exile on the island of St. Helena. The book, when published, caused quite a sensation in France.
The text is available here; unfortunately, it is a scan of an old and yellowed copy: https://archive.org/details/memorialdesainte00lasc/page/n5
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Post by ColleenMc » January 17th, 2019, 7:05 am

All four volumes of this work are now available (and MUCH more readable) on Project Gutenberg:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/47642


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Post by Elizabby » January 17th, 2019, 5:15 pm

This looks very interesting! (Also very long) Still, to read some of Napoleon's own words... I didn't know he suffered from sea-sickness! :shock:

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