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Leys, Simon.  The death of Napoleon. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1991. 8vo (20.3 cm, 8"). [12], 129, [1] pp.
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"'Ladies and gentlemen, alas! The Emperor is dead.' The news goes out across Europe, but in fact Napoleon has not died. By means of an ingenious escape, he has returned to the Continent, leaving an impersonator on St. Helena, and it is this double who has unexpectedly and very problematically passed away. Traveling incognito, the Emperor experiences a series of bizarre adventures which bring him face to face with the myth of Napoleon as it is disconcertingly played out in everyday life. After a visit to Waterloo and near-arrest at the French border, he eventually arrives in Paris, where he falls in with some veteran Bonapartists and visits an asylum where most of the inmates are laboring under the mistaken impression that they are he. Will Napoleon ever recapture his true identity? Who, in the end, is he, now that 'the Emperor is dead'? Simon Leys's truculent, delightful fable poses these and other questions in a rare work of fiction that is continually surprising and effervescen" (dust jacket).
        Novel translated by Patricia Clancy and the author.

Publisher's quarter white cloth with a red paper-covered front board and a blue paper-covered rear board, black lettering to spine; red remainder dot to top edge. In original pictorail dust jacket; a bit edgeworn, remnants of price sticker on rear panel, minor spot of soiling to front panel. Interior is clean. Very good.  (40297)   Please RESHELVE This.


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