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The Life of Napoleon volume 4

William Hazlitt

William Hazlitt is one of the foremost writers of the English language. His fame as a critic, essayist and social commentator ranks with the likes of Samuel Johnson and George Orwell. He considered his justly famous Life of Napoleon as his most important work. In this, the fourth volume of the work, William Hazlitt takes us through the the great turning point in Napoleon's life: his invasion of Russia. He shows us how the situation of Europe at that time: England controlling the sea, France controlling the land, and only Russia left as a land-based threat to France. He also explores the changes in Napoleon's life and mind: his divorce from Josephine, his marriage to Maria Louisa, his friendship with the Emperor Alexander--a friendship that turned to deep enmity. Last but not least, he shows us Napoleon adrift in a world strange to him as the tried to fight a war different from any of his previous campaigns: a war across vast expanses of open land, in which he could not pin his enemy down and force him to a decisive combat, as he had so often done in Italy and Germany. Hazlitt also explores how Napoleon's campaigns in Spain also led him into unfamiliar modes of operation and political situations that did not fit the models he had used up to that time. Hazlitt was a life-long admirer of Napoleon and of the French Revolution, but his admiration was not blind. His analysis is both passionate and clear-sighted. At this stage in Napoleon's career, he focuses more on the great evens, less on the man and his mind. It is an appropriate focus; at this stage in his life, Napoleon's whole existence was wrapped up in those great events, his personal life was submerged in them. Hazlitt sometimes transcends and sometimes falls victim to the prevailing attitudes of his day. His thinking sometimes juxtaposes highly progressive ideas with casual bigotry. His text has been left as he wrote it; it is valuable to hear and remember that even great minds have held ideas we prefer to think we have overcome. The Life of Napoleon was

William Hazlitt is one of the foremost writers of the English language. His fame as a critic, essayist and social commentator ranks with the likes of Samuel Johnson and George Orwell. He considered his justly famous Life of Napoleon as his most important work. In this, the fourth volume of the work, William Hazlitt takes us through the the great turning point in Napoleon's life: his invasion of Russia. He shows us how the situation of Europe at that time: England controlling the sea, France controlling the land, and only Russia left as a land-based threat to France. He also explores the changes in Napoleon's life and mind: his divorce from Josephine, his marriage to Maria Louisa, his friendship with the Emperor Alexander--a friendship that turned to deep enmity. Last but not least, he shows us Napoleon adrift in a world strange to him as the tried to fight a war different from any of his previous campaigns: a war across vast expanses of open land, in which he could not pin his enemy down and force him to a decisive combat, as he had so often done in Italy and Germany. Hazlitt also explores how Napoleon's campaigns in Spain also led him into unfamiliar modes of operation and political situations that did not fit the models he had used up to that time. Hazlitt was a life-long admirer of Napoleon and of the French Revolution, but his admiration was not blind. His analysis is both passionate and clear-sighted. At this stage in Napoleon's career, he focuses more on the great evens, less on the man and his mind. It is an appropriate focus; at this stage in his life, Napoleon's whole existence was wrapped up in those great events, his personal life was submerged in them. Hazlitt sometimes transcends and sometimes falls victim to the prevailing attitudes of his day. His thinking sometimes juxtaposes highly progressive ideas with casual bigotry. His text has been left as he wrote it; it is valuable to hear and remember that even great minds have held ideas we prefer to think we have overcome. The Life of Napoleon was
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History

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William Hazlitt is one of the foremost writers of the English language. His fame as a critic, essayist and social commentator ranks with the likes of Samuel Johnson and George Orwell. He considered his justly famous Life of Napoleon as his most important work. In this, the fourth volume of the work, William Hazlitt takes us through the the great turning point in Napoleon's life: his invasion of Russia. He shows us how the situation of Europe at that time: England controlling the sea, France controlling the land, and only Russia left as a land-based threat to France. He also explores the changes in Napoleon's life and mind: his divorce from Josephine, his marriage to Maria Louisa, his friendship with the Emperor Alexander--a friendship that turned to deep enmity. Last but not least, he shows us Napoleon adrift in a world strange to him as the tried to fight a war different from any of his previous campaigns: a war across vast expanses of open land, in which he could not pin his enemy down and force him to a decisive combat, as he had so often done in Italy and Germany. Hazlitt also explores how Napoleon's campaigns in Spain also led him into unfamiliar modes of operation and political situations that did not fit the models he had used up to that time. Hazlitt was a life-long admirer of Napoleon and of the French Revolution, but his admiration was not blind. His analysis is both passionate and clear-sighted. At this stage in Napoleon's career, he focuses more on the great evens, less on the man and his mind. It is an appropriate focus; at this stage in his life, Napoleon's whole existence was wrapped up in those great events, his personal life was submerged in them. Hazlitt sometimes transcends and sometimes falls victim to the prevailing attitudes of his day. His thinking sometimes juxtaposes highly progressive ideas with casual bigotry. His text has been left as he wrote it; it is valuable to hear and remember that even great minds have held ideas we prefer to think we have overcome. The Life of Napoleon was

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Bethune

Length:

10h 41m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:30


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:46


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:13


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:01


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:55


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:57


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:03


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:03


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:09


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:52


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:03


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:58


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:51


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:02


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:03


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:02


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:11


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:12


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:51


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:00


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:42


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:19


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:57


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:01


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:55


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:01


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:15


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:53


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:55


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:52


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:24


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:52


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:04


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:55


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:01


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:02


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:00


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:06


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:26


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:34


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:57


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:02


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:11


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:56


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:03


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:55


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:02


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:01


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:09


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:53


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:05


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:55


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:10


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:01


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:57


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:04


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:03


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:06


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:50


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:56


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:08


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:56


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:12


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

02:50


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:02


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:15


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:54


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:55


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:04


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:47


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:22


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:52


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:01


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:00


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:07


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:57


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

02:50


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:11


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:59


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:11


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:59


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:07


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:52


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:58


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:07


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:57


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:15


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:13


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

00:53