Napoleon, man of the pen and avid reader, an exhibition at the History Book Fair in Versailles

Exhibition, Festival
from 24/11/2018 to 25/11/2018
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The Fondation Napoléon  will be present on 24 and 25 November 2018 at the Hôtel du département and the Hôtel de ville  (the town hall) of Versailles, which is hosting the Versailles History book fair: Histoire de Lire.

On this occasion the Fondation Napoléon will be presenting at the Hôtel du département, Versailles a small  exhibition “Napoléon, homme de plume et grand lecteur” [“Napoleon, man of the pen and avid reader”] with items from its collection: autograph letters and books from Napoleon’s library – and will also spotlight the 15-volume edition of the General Correspondence of Napoleon Bonaparte published together with the Fayard publishing house, the last volume of which came out earlier this year.

Members of the team -Thierry Lentz, Pierre Branda, François Houdecek, Chantal Prévot and Irène Delage – will be present at this exhibition for the signing of the following books:

Pierre Branda (Saturday-Sunday), L’art au service du pouvoir and La saga des Bonarparte;
François Houdecek (Saturday-Sunday), Correspondance générale de Napoléon, vol. 15 and Moscow occupé;
Irène Delage (Saturday) and Chantal Prévot (Sunday), Atlas de Paris au temps de Napoléon;
Thierry Lentz (Saturday-Sunday), Le Premier Empire. 1804 – 1815.

A discussion on the theme “Napoleon and all his letters” (in French), will take place in the presence of Thierry Lentz (Director of the Fondation Napoléon) and François Houdecek (manager of this editorial project), on Saturday 24 from 4.30 to 5.30pm, in the Salle du Conseil of the Hôtel du département, Versailles.


Hôtel du Département, 2 Place André Mignot, 78000 Versailles, France

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