Napoleon (Classic Reprint) by Herbert FisherNapoleon (Classic Reprint) by Herbert Fisher

Napoleon (Classic Reprint)

byHerbert Fisher

Paperback | August 3, 2018

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Ent times on the island council. But the evidence of ancestral ability is stronger on the maternal than on the father's side. The father of Napoleon was handsome, intelligent, with a not uncommon Italian turn for poetry and rhetoric, but extravagant and restless, constantly embarrassed for money, and driven to every kind of ingenious solicitation and shift to obtain it. His mother Letizia was a woman in a thousand. Far into old age she retained the beauty of face and dignity of carriage which were hers by right of nature, and which Would have won her admiration in any company in the world. Her mind was plain and unfurnished. To the end of her life she could neither pronounce nor speak the French language without ridiculous mistakes, and her economies were carried to the point of avarice; but her character was solid as a rock of granite, and as she had faced adversity with courage, so she was neither changed nor spoiled by the marvellous revolution in her fortunes. In 1793 Paoli addressed her as Cornelia, meaning that this shrewd, resolute and beautiful country-woman was fit to bear a progeny of heroes.

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Title:Napoleon (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.56 inPublished:August 3, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1331144353

ISBN - 13:9781331144359

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