Memoirs of the life, exile, and conversations of the Emperor Napoleon. (Vol. I)
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Memoirs of the life, exile, and conversations of the Emperor Napoleon. (Vol. I)

By Emmanuel-Auguste-Dieudonné Las Cases
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  • MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE, EXILE, AND CONVERSATIONS, OF THE EMPEROR NAPOLEON.
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
  • PREFACE.
  • INTRODUCTION.
    • RETURN OF THE EMPEROR TO THE ELYSÉE, AFTER THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO.
    • THE ABDICATION.
    • DEPUTATION OF THE CHAMBER OF PEERS.—CAULAINCOURT.—FOUCHÉ.
    • THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT PRESENTED TO THE EMPEROR.
    • THE EMPEROR QUITS THE ELYSÉE.
    • THE MINISTER OF MARINE COMES TO MALMAISON.
    • NAPOLEON QUITS MALMAISON, AND DEPARTS FOR ROCHEFORT.
    • EMBARKATION OF THE EMPEROR.
    • EMBARKATION OF NAPOLEON ON BOARD THE BELLEROPHON.
    • SUMMARY DICTATED BY NAPOLEON HIMSELF.
    • MINISTERIAL DECISION.
    • COMMUNICATION MADE BY LORD KEITH, IN THE NAME OF THE ENGLISH MINISTERS.
    • REMARKABLE WORDS OF THE EMPEROR.
    • DEPARTURE FROM PLYMOUTH.—CONTINUANCE IN THE CHANNEL.—PROTEST.
    • PROTEST.
    • ANCHORED OFF START POINT.—PERSONS ALLOWED TO ACCOMPANY THE EMPEROR.
    • ORDER FROM LORD KEITH TO CAPTAIN MAITLAND OF THE BELLEROPHON.
    • INSTRUCTIONS OF MINISTERS TO ADMIRAL COCKBURN.
    • CONVERSATION WITH LORD KEITH.—EXAMINATION OF THE EMPEROR’S EFFECTS.—HE QUITS THE BELLEROPHON.—SEPARATION.—WE SAIL FOR ST. HELENA.
    • DESCRIPTION OF THE EMPEROR’S CABIN ON BOARD THE NORTHUMBERLAND.
    • LOST SIGHT OF LAND.—REFLECTIONS.—ARGUMENT AGAINST THE ENGLISH MINISTERS.
    • THE EMPEROR’S MODE OF LIVING ON BOARD THE NORTHUMBERLAND.
    • SINGULAR GOOD FORTUNE OF THE EMPEROR.
    • CONTINUATION OF THE VOYAGE.—OCCUPATIONS.—THE EMPEROR’S ORIGIN AND FAMILY.—ANECDOTES.
    • MADEIRA, &c.—VIOLENT GALE.—CHESS.
    • THE CANARIES.—PASSING THE TROPIC.—DETAILS OF THE EMPEROR’S CHILDHOOD.—NAPOLEON AT BRIENNE.—PICHEGRU.—NAPOLEON AT THE MILITARY SCHOOL IN PARIS.—IN THE ARTILLERY.—HIS COMPANIONS.—NAPOLEON AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE REVOLUTION.
    • CAPE VERD ISLANDS.—NAPOLEON AT THE SIEGE OF TOULON.—RISE OF DUROC AND JUNOT.—NAPOLEON QUARRELS WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PEOPLE.—QUARRELS WITH AUBRY.—ANECDOTES RELATIVE TO VENDEMIAIRE.—NAPOLEON GENERAL OF THE ARMY OF ITALY.—INTEGRITY OF HIS MILITARY ADMINISTRATION.—HIS DISINTERESTEDNESS.—NICK-NAMED PETIT-CAPORAL.—DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SYSTEM OF THE DIRECTORY AND THAT OF THE GENERAL OF THE ARMY OF ITALY.
    • THE EMPEROR DETERMINES TO WRITE HIS MEMOIRS.
    • TRADE-WIND.—THE LINE.
    • A STORM.—EXAMINATION OF CERTAIN LIBELS UPON THE EMPEROR.—GENERAL REFLECTIONS.
    • EMPLOYMENT OF OUR TIME.
    • ACCIDENTAL PHENOMENON.—PASSAGE OF THE LINE.—CHRISTENING.
    • THE EMPEROR’S METHOD OF DICTATING.
    • A SINGULAR ACCIDENT.
    • ARRIVAL OFF SAINT-HELENA.
  • RESIDENCE AT BRIARS.
    • THE EMPEROR FIXES HIS ABODE AT BRIARS—DESCRIPTION
    • DESCRIPTION OF BRIARS.—THE GARDEN.—THE EMPEROR
    • THE YOUTH OF FRANCE.—THE EMPEROR VISITS
    • ON THE OFFICERS OF THE EMPEROR’S HOUSEHOLD IN
    • CASCADE AT BRIARS.
    • FIRST AND ONLY EXCURSION DURING OUR ABODE AT
    • MY CONDUCT WHILE THE EMPEROR WAS AT ELBA.
    • THE EMPEROR’S TEMPERAMENT.—RIDING.—NOTIONS
    • OUR MODE OF LIVING AT BRIARS.—MY FIRST VISIT TO
    • ORIGIN OF THE CORPS OF GUIDES.—ANOTHER DANGER
    • WAR.—PRINCIPLES.—APPLICATION.—OPINIONS ON
    • SITUATION OF THE SPANISH PRINCES AT VALENCEY.—THE
  • ESTABLISHMENT AT LONGWOOD.
    • REMOVAL TO LONGWOOD.—DESCRIPTION OF THE ROAD.—TAKING POSSESSION.—THE EMPEROR’S FIRST BATH, &C.
    • DESCRIPTION OF LONGWOOD.
    • MY SITUATION MATERIALLY IMPROVED.—MY BED-CHAMBER CHANGED, &C.
    • THE EMPEROR FREQUENTLY WOUNDED IN HIS CAMPAIGNS.—COSSACKS.—JERUSALEM DELIVERED.
    • MY CONVERSATION WITH AN ENGLISHMAN.
    • ON THE FRENCH EMIGRANTS.—KINDNESS SHEWN BY THE ENGLISH.—RESOURCES OF THE EMIGRANTS.
    • DIFFICULT EXCURSION.—RIDE TO THE VALLEY.—THE MARSH.—CHARACTERISTIC TRAITS.—ENGLISHMEN UNDECEIVED.—POISON OF MITHRIDATES.
    • LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR SKELTON.
    • NEW-YEAR’S DAY.—FOWLING-PIECES, &C.—COLONEL WILKS’S FAMILY.
    • VEXATIOUS TREATMENT OF THE EMPEROR.—FRESH MISUNDERSTANDINGS WITH THE ADMIRAL.
    • MARCHAND’S ROOM.—LINEN, GARMENTS, &C. OF THE EMPEROR,—SPURS OF CHAMPAUBERT, &C.
    • ADMIRAL TAYLOR, &C.
    • THE EMPEROR AIMED AT BY A SOLDIER.—OUR EVENING AMUSEMENTS.—NOVELS.—POLITICAL REMARKS.
    • ON THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE CABINET OF BONAPARTE, BY GOLDSMITH.—DETAILS, &C.
    • THE EMPEROR RESOLVES TO LEARN ENGLISH, &C.
    • FIRST ENGLISH LESSON, &c.
    • MY NEW LODGING DESCRIBED.—MORNING VISIT, &C.
    • STUDY OF ENGLISH.—REFLECTIONS.—RIDE.—MIRED HORSE.
    • THE EMPEROR SPEAKS IN PRAISE OF ST. HELENA.—SCANTY RESOURCES OF THE ISLAND.
    • MY SON’S INDISPOSITION.—THE EMPEROR GIVES ME A HORSE.
    • THE EMPEROR’S PROGRESS IN LEARNING ENGLISH.
    • THE EMPEROR LEARNS THE DEATH OF MURAT.
    • PORLIER—FERDINAND.
    • ON EGYPT.—PLAN FOR ALTERING THE COURSE OF THE NILE.
    • UNIFORMITY.—ENNUI.—THE EMPEROR’S SOLITUDE.—CARICATURES.
    • THE EMPEROR’S LONG WALK.
    • BAD TEMPERATURE OF ST. HELENA.—OBSERVATION ON THE SPIRIT OF THIS JOURNAL.
    • PICTURE OF DOMESTIC HAPPINESS DRAWN BY THE EMPEROR.—TWO YOUNG LADIES OF THE ISLAND.
    • THE EMPEROR’S WORKS IN THE ISLAND OF ELBA.—PREDILECTION OF THE ALGERINES FOR THE EMPEROR.
    • PIONTKOWSKI.—CARICATURE.
    • THE EMPEROR’S RETURN FROM ELBA.
    • THE INVASION OF ENGLAND.
    • THE CHINESE FLEET.
    • SET OF CHESSMEN FROM CHINA.—PRESENTATION OF THE CAPTAINS OF THE CHINA FLEET.
    • A TRICK.
    • AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE EMPEROR TO MAKE USE OF HIS ENGLISH.—ON MEDICINE.—CORVISART.—DEFINITION.—ON THE PLAGUE.—MEDICAL PRACTICE IN BABYLON.
    • TRIAL OF NEY.—THE EMPEROR’S CARRIAGE TAKEN AT WATERLOO.—THE INTERVIEW AT DRESDEN.—ON THE CAPRICE OF WOMEN.
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