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Napoleon And The Spectre

Auhtor: Charlotte Bronte

Language: english

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Review by O. Brown, October 2008


Rating: (***)
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Summary of the Book 'Napoleon And The Spectre':

Charlotte Bront (21 April 1816 - 31 March 1855) was an English novelist and poet the eldest of the three Bront sisters whose novels are English literature standards. She wrote Jane Eyre under the pen name Currer Bell.

Excerpts from the Book 'Napoleon And The Spectre':


... Chevalier did as he was told, and then, taking up his candlestick, departed. In a few minutes the Emperor felt his pillow becoming ...
... as he lay down again. Scarcely had he settled into a peaceful attitude of repose, when he was disturbed by a sensation of thirst. ...
... seizing his pistols. Speak, or I'll blow your brains out. This threat produced no other effect than a short, sharp laugh, and ...
... from the falling of a cloak, which had been suspended by a peg from the door. Half ashamed of himself he returned to bed. ...
... with terror, the Emperor put out his hand to seize the bell- rope, but some invisible being snatched it rudely from his grasp, and at the same instant ...
... heard and seen is sad forewarning reality. Rise, lifter of the Eagle Standard! Awake, swayer of the Lily Sceptre! Follow me, Napoleon, and thou shalt ...
... from between the teeth, and the eyes all glazed and bloodshot started with frightful prominence from their sockets. Mon Dieu! exclaimed ...
... dim light which shone round the ghost and revealed the damp walls of a long, vaulted passage. Down this they proceeded with mute rapidity. Ere long a ...
... rushed wailing up the vault and caused the Emperor to wrap his loose nightdress closer round, announced their approach to the open air. ...
... the deserted streets till they arrived at a lofty house built on the banks of the Seine. Here the Spectre stopped, the gates rolled back to receive them, ...
... but their faces were concealed by ghastly masks representing death's-heads. What is all this mummery? cried the Emperor, making an effort ...
... here? Silence, said the guide, lolling out still further his black and bloody tongue. Silence, if thou wouldst escape instant death. ...
... hall. A murmur of many voices was now heard at a distance, and something grasped his arm eagerly from behind. He turned hastily ...
... Will your Majesty permit me to ask the same question of yourself? said the Empress, smiling. He made no reply astonishment prevented ...
... in an orchestra near at hand. The air was yet redolent of incense, but it was incense unblended with stench. Mon dieu! cried the ...
... I had invited this evening to a ball. You entered a few minutes since in your nightdress with your eyes fixed and wide open. I suppose from the astonishment ...
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