Six years after the death of Napoleon, Sir Walter Scott wrote the first, hugely successful biography of his contemporary Napoleon that riveted Britain and the continent. It led to him being challenged to duels by former Napoleon generals. Originally covering over a million words, this edited edition gathers what is most interesting for the modern reader. Scott's thundering assault on Napoleon, inspired eminent writers such as Carlyle and Macaulay to engage with history and is a rare contemporaneous assessment that remains ...

Napoleon: An Exceptional Biography 2015, Gibson Square Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781783340736


Napoleon: An Exceptional Biography 2010, Gibson Square Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781906142216