[PDF / Epub] ☉ The Emperors Last Island ❤ Julia Blackburn – Valtrex-4.us

The Emperors Last Island In 1814 Napoleon Bonaparte Arrived On St Helenad Surreal Exile That Would Last Until His Death Six Years Later A Resonant Meditation On Exile, Fame, The Stories We Tell About Ourselves And The Bigger Stories We Tell About Our Great Figures Los Angeles Times Book Review.

[PDF / Epub] ☉ The Emperors Last Island  ❤ Julia Blackburn – Valtrex-4.us
  • Paperback
  • 277 pages
  • The Emperors Last Island
  • Julia Blackburn
  • English
  • 05 November 2018
  • 0679739378

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  1. says:

    While this book is a history and biography, it can also be read as an interpretive travelogue Most of the book documents Napoleon s final incarceration which informs the visit the author makes at the end It can be read for its history, and in some places, particularly the death and the later exhumation of Napoleon, for the beauty of its prose.An entourage, including a pastry chef, is all dressed up sitting in rat and bug infested dwellings doing virtually nothing Guards stand often at attent While this book is a history and biography, it can also be read as an interpretive travelogue Most of the book documents Napoleon s final incarceration which informs the visit the author makes at the end It can be read for its history, and in some places, particularly the death ...


  2. says:

    I first started this book sometime during the beginning of 2008, as an assignment for my grad school writing course Like most books I read during grad school, I did not finish it Now I have.Blackburn has an easy, conversational style of prose that occasionally wanders into lush imagery and musings and I love it I don t know much about Napoleon, but I didn t feel like I had to as the author gently explained everything that was ...


  3. says:

    Not a book I would have chosen for myself, but luckily it was given to me as an inspired xmas present thank you Aimee Engagingly written, informative and poignant and a joy to read.


  4. says:

    It s always somewhat agreeable when you come across a book that s almost impossible to classify This as a case in point it s history but not quite, a travelogue but not entirely, a personal journal but not really, an imaginative interpretation but with a grounding of fact, a biography but of who, Napoleon or St Helena It s somehow all of these things and none of them I really didn t quite know what to make of it reading it, and having finished it now I still don t I certainly enjoyed it, h It s always somewhat agreeable when you come across a book that s almost impossible to classify This as a case in point it s history but not quite, a travelogue but not entirely, a personal journal but not really, an imaginative interpretation but with a grounding of fact, a biography but of who, Napoleon or St Helena It s somehow all of these things and none of them I really didn t quite know what to make of it reading it, and having finished it now I still don t I certainly enjoyed it, however Napoleon was exiled to St Helena in 1814 and died there six years later It was by far the most eventful occurrence in St Helena s history and has come to define the island ever since In this book Julia Blackburn depicts both Napoleon s experience on the island and the island s experience of him and in many ways the impact of both on the...


  5. says:

    One of the most curious books I have ever read as Ms Blackburn tried to fill hundreds of pages with the final six years of Napoleon s life on the island of St Helena, albeit when so little seemed to have happened that one wonders why a book would be published on the subject at all Many chapters begin with quotes from Lewis Carroll s Through the Looking Glass which should tip the reader off that were about to head into the rabbit hole on this one No illustrations, reproductions, maps, just One of the most curious books I have ever read as Ms Blackburn tried to fill hundreds of pages with the final six years of Napoleon s life on the island of St Helena, albeit when so little seemed to have happened that one wonders why a book would be published on the subject at all Many chapters begin with quotes from Lewis Carroll s Through the Looking Glass which should tip the reader off that were about to head into the rabbit hole on this one No illustrations, reproductions, maps, just text.But readers are treated to such gems as Between October 1820...


  6. says:

    Always an excellent writer, Blackburn tackles Napoleon s exile in St Helena, an odd place that she actually visits to contrast the years of exile to the present Recommended by Nancy Pearl s More Book Lust, this covers his few years of exile as well as the people who contributed to his life there Blackburn sticks to his life on the odd island More background seemed necessary because one wants to knowabout Napoleon s earlier life and how he wound up there because he really did nothing bu Always an excellent writer, ...


  7. says:

    This book could have easily been 100 pages less than it is Blackburn gets wordy and reptitive to the point it feels as if she s simply writing to fill up nearly 300 pages on the most droll topic possible While the historical recounts and her own personal journey on the island made for interesting reading thus 3 stars instead of 2 , I couldn t wait for this book to just end How much can one possibly write on the mundane life of Emporer Bonaparte in exile A bit of editing and incorpartion of i This book could have easily been 100 pages less than it is Blackburn gets wordy and reptitive to the point it feels as if she s simply writing to fill up nearly 300 pages on the most droll topic possible While the historical recounts and her own personal journey on the island made for interesting reading thus 3 stars instead of 2 , I couldn t wait for this book to just end How m...


  8. says:

    A virtude dos livros da colec o Fic o Verdade , tal como expressa no seu nome, reside no entrela ar perfeito do ver dico, contado como se de fic o se tratasse Quando penso nestes livros, lembro me sempre de alguns document rios da BBC Ao inv s do cl ssico descorrer de factos hist ricos, entrecortados com entrevistas a especialistas na rea e umas quantas imagens de aspecto bafiento, esses document rios s o antes uma reconstitui o dos factos interpretada por actores convincentes, quen nos A virtude dos livros da colec o Fic o Verdade , tal como expressa no seu nome, reside no entrela ar perfeito do ver dico, contado como se de fic o se tratasse Quando penso nestes livros, lembro me sempre de alguns document rios da BBC Ao inv s do cl ssico descorrer de factos hist ricos, entrecortados com entrevistas a especialistas na rea e umas quantas imagens d...


  9. says:

    Reading The Emperor s Last Island made me feel as if I d spent some time there on St Helena with Napoleon Blackburn weaves in out of the day to day habits of Napoleon alternating with journal like thoughts on her own life memories, her plans actual visit to the island, the people that live there, etc.But it was re Bonaparte that I was reading this, not so much the island per se, unlike another book I m half way through called Napoleon Bonaparte England s Prisoner, Blackbu Reading The Emperor s Last Island made me feel as if I d spent some time there on St Helena with Napoleon Blackburn weaves in out of the day to day habits of Napoleon alternating with journal like thoughts on her own life memories, her plans actual visit to the island, the people that live there, etc.But it was re Bonaparte that I was reading this, not so much the island per se, unlike another book I m half way through called Nap...


  10. says:

    Napoleon lived a very dull life in exile on St Helena which makes for a very dull book the only interesting parts related to the island before he came there

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