Correspondance générale de Napoléon Bonaparte : Tome 1, Les apprentissages 1784-1797
Description: This first volume of the Correspondance générale de Napoléon, published by the Fondation Napoléon, contains 2283 letters written between 1784 and 1797. As a result of three years of searching in French and other national archives, not to mention the collaboration of private collectors, Napoleon students and enthusiasts can now read either previously unpublished letters or letters previously published in expurgated fashion during the Second Empire. Since each letter is annotated, this edition can rightfully be considered as the latest word on the subject.
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Place and publisher: Paris: Editions Fayard
Date of publication: 2004
Number of pages: 1469
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Place and publisher: London: Penguin
Date of publication: 2014
Number of pages: 624
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