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FIFTY-NINE ILLUSTRATIONS BY HORACE VERNET,
RAFFET, AND OTHERS
BROADWAY, LUDGATE HILL
THE Publishers believe that in adding the “ Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" to their biographical series, they are supplying a want that has long been felt by the public. Although several works have issued from the English press, in which the extraordinary career of Napoleon has been treated at great length, and although many disputed passages in his history have received the most minute and searching investigation, the Publishers are not acquainted with any volume which within a moderate compass and at a small price contains the essence of the researches of late years, and gives a fair and complete account of the life of the French soldier and statesman. The present work is intended to supply the deficiency. The re-establishment of the Napoleon dynasty in France served to increase the interest in the life and fortunes of the founder of this wonderful family. In these pages, it is hoped that a fitting memorial will be found of that hero who was once the terror of the nations, and whose deeds have since attracted the attention of the world.