A Lady in Paris During 'The Hundred Days', 1815-Letters Covering the Period of Napoleon's Escape from Elba to the Fall of the Capital

November 26, 2014|
A Lady in Paris During 'The Hundred Days', 1815-Letters Covering the Period of Napoleon's Escape from Elba to the Fall of the Capital by Helen Maria Williams
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Eyewitness to the end of an epoch

During the bicentenary year the Battle of Waterloo much attention will focus on the battle itself and events before and after. This book is invaluable in that regard, since it was written by a British woman who had been a long established resident in Paris. She has left us an essential view of the return of Napoleon to the capital after his escape from Elba. Her narrative takes the reader through the turmoil of the flight of Louis XVI and the re-establishment of imperial government, the return of the defeated French Army after Waterloo, the defence of Paris and its eventual fall to the Allies. Eyewitness accounts of the arrival of the victorious armies and their occupation of the capital are comparatively rare, especially from a civilian female witness. What makes this book particularly noteworthy is that Helen Williams was a well regarded novelist, poet and translator. A republican and early feminist, Williams was imprisoned during the 'Terror', and was an intimate of Mary Wollstonecraft, Francisco de Miranda and Thomas Paine.
Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket.
Title:A Lady in Paris During 'The Hundred Days', 1815-Letters Covering the Period of Napoleon's Escape from Elba to the Fall of the Capital
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:136 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.44 in
Shipping dimensions:136 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.44 in
Published:November 26, 2014
Publisher:Oakpast
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781782824251

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