"Their eyes met... and they soon knew that their hearts were made for each other."
Triumphant on the field of battle, Clisson turns his back on worldly success. He falls in love and marries Eugénie, but how long will their love survive?
The tragic story of Clisson and Eugénie reveals one of history"s great leaders to also be an accomplished writer of fiction. Completed when he was only 26, the story contains parallels with Napoleon"s own life and offers a fascinating insight into the young man"s view of love, women and military life.
Peter Hicks and Emilie Barthet have created the definitive version of Clisson and Eugénie from original fragments of manuscript. This edition includes their notes and commentary on Napoleon the writer, and an introduction by Napoleonic specialist, Armand Cabasson, on the man behind the legend.
Aged 26, and having already known success as a soldier, Napoleon was at something of a low ebb both professionally and personally when he began Clisson and Eugénie, and there are undoubted parallels between his own life and their story.