About the Book:
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), usually known as Napoleon, was a French military
and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and
led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.
This work so well known and widely read as Bourrienne’s ‘Memoirs
of Napoleon Bonaparte,’ gives a vivid, intimate, detailed account of his
interactions with Napoleon and his mother, brothers and sisters; with his first
wife Josephine de Beauharnais; with notable French politicians; and with the
This work is amplified from the works of Las Cases, Rovigo, Constant, Gourgaue,
Rapp and other celebrated French writers with an appendix embraces an interesting
collection of facts and documents, which will be found at all times both useful
and instructive in the Emperor’s life, from 1815 until his death at St.
Helena; also, a particular account of the exhumation of his remains, and their
final disposition, in accordance with his last wish. The editor is content to
mention a few facts in relation to the work and to his own connection with it,
leaving the reader to judge of the correctness of his views concerning the peculiar
merits of the present edition.
Scholars believe that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced,
and made generally available to the public. The present book has been thoroughly
recomposed in its original format with the main objective of providing a better
print and attractive text.