Select manuscript from this collection: Cod. Bodmer 1  M-48.1 R-28.3  V-7.2  188/193
Country of Location:
Country of Location
Switzerland
Location:
Location
Cologny
Library / Collection:
Library / Collection
Fondation Martin Bodmer
Shelfmark:
Shelfmark
N-4.1
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Napoleon, César, autograph
Caption:
Caption
Paper · 3 pp. · 20.5 x 31 cm · 1818
Language:
Language
French
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
During his exile on St. Helena, Napoleon (1769-1821) availed himself of a library of 3,000 books — a poor remedy for boredom. Nevertheless, the deposed emperor found pleasure in reading and annotating ancient and modern classics. As a theater enthusiast, he read aloud Voltaire’s La Mort de César to his entourage several times. He decided to write his own play on the same subject; this manuscript in Napoleon’s own handwriting presents a quick sketch of the first two scenes. On page 3, tired of his subject, the emperor covers the page with strategic and military calculations, having frigates engage with regiments and artillery. (duc)
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-fmb-ms-Napoleon-N-004-001 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-fmb-ms-Napoleon-N-004-001)
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Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, N-4.1: Napoleon, César, autograph (http://e-codices.ch/en/list/one/fmb/ms-Napoleon-N-004-001).
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