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The Life of Napoleon I (Volume 1 of 2) by Rose

After the Peace of Campo Formio


PREFACE

TO THE THIRD EDITION

The demand for this work so far exceeded my expectations that I was unable to make any considerable changes in the second edition, issued in March, 1902; and circumstances again make it impossible for me to give the work that thorough recension which I should desire. I have, however, carefully considered the suggestions offered by critics, and have adopted them in some cases. Professor Fournier of Vienna has most kindly furnished me with details which seem to relegate to the domain of legend the famous ice catastrophe at Austerlitz; and I have added a note to this effect on p. 50 of vol. ii. On the other hand, I may justly claim that the publication of Count Balmain's reports relating to St. Helena has served to corroborate, in all important details, my account of Napoleon's captivity.

It only remains to add that I much regret the omission of Mr. Oman's name from II. 12-13 of page viii of the Preface, an omission rendered all the more conspicuous by the appearance of the first volume of his "History of the Peninsular War" in the spring of this year.

J.H.R.

_October, 1902._

Notes have been added at the end of ch. v., vol. i.; chs. xxii., xxiii., xxviii., xxix., xxxv., vol. ii.; and an Appendix on the Battle of Waterloo has been added on p. 577, vol. ii.

style="text-align: justify;"> CONTENTS

CHAPTER

NOTE ON THE REPUBLICAN CALENDAR

I. PARENTAGE AND EARLY YEARS

II. THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND CORSICA

III. TOULON

IV. VENDEMIAIRE

V. THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN (1796)

VI. THE FIGHTS FOR MANTUA

VII. LEOBEN TO CAMPO FORMIO

VIII. EGYPT

IX. SYRIA

X. BRUMAIRE

XI. MARENGO: LUNEVILLE

XII. THE NEW INSTITUTIONS OF FRANCE

XIII. THE CONSULATE FOR LIFE

XIV. THE PEACE OF AMIENS

XV. A FRENCH COLONIAL EMPIRE: ST. DOMINGO--LOUISIANA--INDIA--AUSTRALIA

XVI. NAPOLEON'S INTERVENTIONS

XVII. THE RENEWAL OF WAR

XVIII. EUROPE AND THE BONAPARTES

XIX. THE ROYALIST PLOT

XX. THE DAWN OF THE EMPIRE

XXI. THE BOULOGNE FLOTILLA

APPENDIX: REPORTS HITHERTO UNPUBLISHED ON (_a_) THE SALE OF LOUISIANA; (_b_) THE IRISH DIVISION IN NAPOLEON'S SERVICE

ILLUSTRATIONS, MAPS, AND PLANS

THE SIEGE OF TOULON, 1793

MAP TO ILLUSTRATE THE CAMPAIGNS IN NORTH ITALY

PLAN TO ILLUSTRATE THE VICTORY OF ARCOLA

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD OF RIVOLI

FACSIMILE OF A LETTER OF NAPOLEON TO "LA CITOYENNE TALLIEN," 1797

CENTRAL EUROPE, after the Peace of Campo Formio, 1797

PLAN OF THE SIEGE OF ACRE, from a contemporary sketch


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