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Napoleonic Fiction, Drama & Poetry
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Cahuet, Albéric (1877-1942)
Les abeilles d'or : île d'Elbe 1815; roman (Paris, 1939)
SUBJECT:   Napoleon – I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Elba and the Hundred Days, 1814-1815 – Fiction. 

Sainte-Hélène, petite île : roman. (Paris, l932)
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction.

Cain, Henri (1857-1937)
Plus que reine! (Paris, 1929)
SUBJECT:  Josephine, -- empress consort of Napoleon I, -- 1763-1814 -- Drama. Drama, French.
OTHER:  Bergerat, Emile, 1845-1923. Plus que reine.
Caine, Oliver Vernon (1862- ) 
Sons of Victory; A Boy's Story of the Coming of Napoleon (1904) The end of the French Directory, from the campaign of Novi to that of Marengo. Full descriptions are given of these battles, and Suvoros, Joubert, Masséna, and Moreau are only less conspicuous than Bonaparte himself. Follows Bonaparte through the revolution of Brumaire, and covers the fall of the Directory and the rise of the First Consul to power. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] 1799-1800. (Juvenile fiction) 

Face to Face with Napoleon (1898) Germany during the Russian campaign and Napoleon's last German campaign -- a vivid picture of the rising of the German people, and a detailed account of the struggle in Luneberg and the battles which culminated at Leipzig. Napoleon and some of his marshals figure, as well as Blucher, Stein, Scharnhorst, Lützow, and many heroes of the German war of liberation. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] 1812-1813. (Juvenile fiction) 

In the Year of Waterloo (London, 1899) Sequel to Face to Face..., dealing with the Hundred Days. Gives a full account of Napoleon’s famous march on Paris after his escape from Elba, and a careful study of the Waterloo campaign. Napoleon, Fouché, Wellington, and Blucher are conspicuous. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] 1815. (Juvenile fiction)

Campbell, A. Godric 
Fleur-de-Camp; or, A Daughter of France: A Story of the First Empire (1905) Prologue takes us back to 1792. The main story gives a very full and vivid history of the march of the Grand Army from Boulogne into Austria, the passage of Elchingen, the whole course of the battles of Austerlitz and Elau, the divorce of the Empress Josephine, and the disaster of Waterloo. The Emperor and Marshals Ney and Murat are prominent figures. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] 1805-1815.
Camus, Pierre François, called Merville ... see Merville
Canning, Stratford
Bonaparte, a Poem (London, 1814)
Capendu, Ernest (1826-1868) 
Tambour de la 32e (Paris, 1867) 
Capes, Bernard Edward Joseph (1854-1918)
A Castle in Spain: Certain Memoirs, thus entitled, of Robin Loïs, ex-Major of his Majesty's 109th Regiment of Foot (1903) A self-conscious adventurer, given to analysing his emotions, goes from the Netherlands, via England, to the Peninsula, to rescue the alleged Dauphin, Louis XVII (whose legend is accepted as true), from a Talavera convent and bring him to a place of safety. Strange scenes and characters, mysterious spies, ingratiating traitors, carnage-piled battlefields, and haunted forests -- depicted in a curiously inlaid style, full of ghoulish suggestiveness. The Comte de Provence (afterwards Louis XVIII), the Duke of Wellington, General Cuesta, and other historical people are introduced. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] 1785-1810.

Historical Vignettes. (Boston, 1965)  Essays; non-fiction.  Dead man's plack.--Raleigh.—Marlowe.-- Queen Elizabeth.--Drake's chaplain.--The lord treasurer.-- George III.--The hero of Waterloo.--Napoleon.--Leonardo Da Vinci.--Wu Taotsz, the celestial painter.—Cleopatra and the decurion.--The Galilean. 
SUBJECT:  Great Britain -- History -- Essays.

Carr, John Dickson (1906-1977)
Bride of Newgate (New York; London, 1950)  An adventurous tale set in London, 1815, involving a fencing master, a mystery, phantom coachmen and Napoleon Bonaparte.

Captain Cut-Throat (London, 1955) Fouche and Napoleon both take part in this mystery adventure involving the murders of Napoleon’s personal sentries.

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Carr, Mildred Emily (1877- ) 
Love and Honour (London, 1901) Westphalia under Jerome Bonaparte. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] 1807-1813.

Shows the career of Jerome Bonaparte, Napoleon's younger brother, as ruler of Westphalia. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Castle, Agnes (d.1922) and Egerton (1858-1920) 
If Youth but Knew (1906) A very romantic story, picturing with much vividness the corrupt Court of Jerome Bonaparte, King of Westphalia, just before his fall. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] 1812-1813.
Castle, Egerton (1858-1920) 
The Light of Scarthey (1895) Romantic scenes from a romantic time, that of Napoleon's Hundred Days. The recluse of Scarthey Lighthouse on the Lancashire coast, and his love-tale, the dare-devil privateer, the gold-smugglers, and the preventives. 1814-1815. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)]
Cerfberr de Medelsheim, Gaston (1858-  )
Mes étapes de Jemmapes à Austerlitz (Paris, 1900)
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction. 
Chagas, Manuel Pinheiro (1842-1895) 
O major Napoleão (Lisboa, 1872)
Challoner, Robert (1924-1986)
Run Out the Guns (1984) Commander Lord Charles Oakshott novel set during Napoleonic era.

Give fire! : a Commander Lord Charles Oakshott novel (London, 1986)

Chambers, Rosamund Mary. 
Little Creole; a story of Napoleon and Josephine. (London, 1952)
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction. Josephine, -- Empress, consort of Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, -- 1763-1814 – Fiction.

The Losing Fight. (1955) Based on the life of the Empress Josephine. Sequel to Little creole.

Strangers at the Farm, Le Caillou, 17th-18th June 1815. (London, 1961)
SUBJECT:   Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction. Waterloo, Battle of, 1815 -- Fiction. 

Chamier, Frederick, Captain (1796-1870)  Chamier saw service in the American War of 1812 and later, but his knowledge of the earlier period was based on investigation for his continuation of James’s Naval History. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)]
 
The Life of a Sailor (London, 1833) Nautical story of the great wars. 

Ben Brace: the last of Nelson's Agamemnon (London, 1835) Ben Brace’s autobiography is really a study of Allen, Nelson's faithful servant.  Forms a naval history of the wars from 1797-1816.  An imitation of Captain Marryat. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)]

The Saucy Arethusa: A Naval Story (London, 1836) Nautical story of the great wars. 

Jack Adams: the mutineer (London, 1838) Nautical story of the great wars. 

Tom Bowling: A Tale of the Sea (London, 1839) A composite portrait based on histories of a famous captain of a frigate, Richard Bowen, and of Nelson's flag-captain, Hardy, with others.  Capture of Martinique, seizure of the Cape, and action off Algeciras in 1801.  Chiefly concerned with 1794-1795. 1794-1801. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)]

Champion de Crespigny, Mrs. 
The Spanish Prisoner (1907) Trafalgar from the Spanish point of view. The Spanish heroine comes to England as substitute for a cousin who broke his parole. Valladoilid and Portsmouth are the scenes. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)]
Chamson, André (1900- )
The Mountain Tavern (1933, translation) Tragic story of a young French officer on his way home after defeat at Waterloo. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Chérau, Gaston  (1872-1937)
Antée, roman. (Paris, 1938)
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction. 
Christophe, Robert (1907-  )
Marie-Tête d'Ange : roman (Paris, 1952)
SUBJECT:   Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 – Fiction. 
Clairville (1811-1879)
Le Retour de Sainte-Hélène : a-propos national en un acte / par M. Clairville ; représenté pour la première fois, à Paris, sur [le] Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin, le 17 décembre 1840. (1840) Drama.
Claudius, Martin (1835-  ) 
Das Häuschen am See; oder, Wo die Noth am grössten, ist Gottes Hülfe am nächsten (1869) Translated as The Cottage by the Lake (Philadelphia, 1869) Germany in the Napoleonic wars (Juvenile fiction)
Clews, Roy 
The Drums of War (New York, 1979)
SUBJECT:  Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Fiction. 
Collingwood, Harry (William Joseph Cosen Lancaster) (1851-1922) 
The Log of a Privateersman (1896) Cruising in the narrow seas, and in the W. Indies, Cartagena, etc. Frigate encounters and other adventures. ca. 1804-5 [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] (Juvenile fiction)
Colonna d'Istria, Robert
Mémoires de Napoléon : roman (Paris, 1998)
SUBJECT:    Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction. Novel 
Connery, Tom
   George Markham, Royal Marines series:
A Shred of Honour (1996) George Markham, Royal Marines series; set in 1793.
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Honour Redeemed (1997) George Markham, Royal Marines series;
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Honour be Damned. (London, 1998) George Markham, Royal Marines series;
SUBJECT:  Great Britain. -- Royal Marines -- Fiction. Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Campaigns -- Fiction. Markham, George Tenby (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.

Connolly, Ray (1940-  )
Shadows on a Wall  (New York, 1995)
SUBJECT:   Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction. Historical films -- Fiction. Motion pictures – Production and direction -- Fiction. Motion pictures actors and actresses -- Fiction.
Conrad, Joseph (Josef Teodor Nalecz Korzeniowski) (1857-1924) 
The Duel [Gaslight ed.] from A Set of Six (1908) (U.S. title "The Point of Honor") ca. 1801-1817. 

The Rover: introducing the mysterious and lovely Arlette, beside the blue Mediterranean, and sundry rugged heroes of French revolutionary days (1923) [Gaslight ed.] French fleet under Villeneuve and Nelson in early 1805. 

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Suspense: A Napoleonic Novel (unfinished at death; 1925) The shifting moods of Europe after Napoleon had been imprisoned at Elba. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

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Conscience, Henrik (1812-1883)
Veve; or, the War of the Peasants (1853) tr. of De Boerenkryg. The French taking of Belgium and the uprising of the peasants against their rule. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Cooper, James Fenimore (1789-1851) 
Wing and Wing, or, Le feu-follet: a tale (1842) Exploits and adventures of Raoul Ivard, commander of a celebrated French privateer. Nelson appears. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] 1798-1899. 
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Cooper, Lettice Ulpha (1897- )
The Old Fox (1927) Southern England when French smuggling and talk of French invasion were rampant. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Corbett, Julian Stafford, Sir (1854-1922) 
A Business in Great Waters (1899) A naval story in the early part of the great war between England and France, the connecting links being Chouans, Sussex smugglers, and émigrés.  The chief historical episode is the Quiberon Expedition (1795), and an intimate picture is given of the state of the French navy after the First of June. 1794-1795. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] (Juvenile fiction)
Cornwell, Bernard (1944-  )
Sharpe's Eagle : Richard Sharpe and the Talavera Campaign, July 1809 (London, 1981)
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Sharpe's Gold : Richard Sharpe and the destruction of Almeida, August 1810 (London, 1981)

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Sharpe's company : siege of Badajoz (London, 1982)

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Sharpe's Sword : Richard Sharpe and the Salamanca Campaign, June and July 1812 (London, 1983)

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Sharpe's Honor : Richard Sharpe and the Vitoria Campaign, February to June, 1813 (London, 1985)

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Sharpe's Regiment : Richard Sharpe and the invasion of France, June to November, 1813 (London, 1986)

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Sharpe's Siege : Richard Sharpe and the Winter Campaign, 1814 (London,1987)

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Sharpe's Rifles : Richard Sharpe and the French Invasion of Galicia, January 1809. (London, 1988)

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Sharpe's Revenge : Richard Sharpe and the peace of 1814 (London, 1989)

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Sharpe's Waterloo : Richard Sharpe and the Waterloo campaign, 15 June to 18 June 1815 (London, 1990)

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Sharpe's Devil: Richard Sharpe and the Emperor, 1820-1821 (1992) Lord Cochrane's commanding the Chilean navy in the war of Independence against Spain. 

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Sharpe's Enemy : Richard Sharpe and the defense of Portugal, Christmas 1812 (London, 1994) 

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Sharpe's Battle : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro, May 1811 (London, 1995)

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Sharpe's Tiger : Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 (London, 1997)

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Sharpe's Triumph : Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Assaye, September 1803. (London, 1998)  :

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Sharpe's Fortress : Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803 (London, 1999)

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Sharpe's Trafalgar. (London, 2000)

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Coryn, M. S. (1894-   )
Alone among Men. (New York, 1947) Napoleon and Josephine in the month between his return from Egypt and his becoming First Consul. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

Good-bye, my Son, (New York, London, 1943) Napoleon's mother, the engaging Letizia Bonaparte, and her amazing children. (Followed by The Marriage of Josephine). [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

The Marriage of Josephine (London, 1945) Beautiful Josephine de Beauharnais and her marriage to Napoleon. (Followed by Alone Among Men.) [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

A Swarm of Bees (London, 1947) The Life of Letizia Bonaparte, covering the years 1768-1836. Possibly the UK title to Good-bye, my son.

Power Instead (London, 1947) Brumaire 1799. Possibly the UK title to Alone among Men.

The Incorruptible (New York, 1943) About Robespierre. UK title: Ridiculous dictator... (London, 1944).

Le Chevalier d'Eon. (Paris, 1934)
SUBJECT:  Eon de Beaumont, Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée d', -- 1728-1810

Costain, Thomas Bertram (1885- 1965)
The Last Love (New York, 1963) Napoleon's friendship for a high-spirited English teen-ager, Betsy Balcombe, during his exile on St. Helena while he was imprisoned in her father's house. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

Ride with Me (New York, 1944) Sir Robert Wilson -- a general in the Napoleonic Wars -- and a crusading newspaper publisher. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
SUBJECT: Robert Thomas Wilson (1777-1849) Soldier during the Napoleonic wars.

Costello, Frederick Hankerson (1851-1921) 
Nelson's Yankee Boy: the Adventures of a Plucky Young New Englander at Trafalgar and Elsewhere and later in the War of 1812 (1904)  (Juvenile fiction)
Costello, Louisa Stuart (1799-1870) 
On Reading the Account of Waterloo (1815) Poem. 
Cowper, Frank (1849-1930) 
The Island of the English: A Story of Napoleon's Days (1897) The Chouannerie (early period -- under Georges Cadoudal) and, incidentally, the Quiberon expedition under Commodore Warren. Scenes, Weymouth, N. Brittany, Finistère (the author’s knowledge of Morbihan and Finistère is minute, and he has worked in many tales told him by Breton peasants). The Island of the English lies off Roscoff. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] 1799. (Juvenile fiction)
Crake, Edward Ebenezer, Rev. 
Henri Duquesne: A Sussex Romance (1906) Opens with escape of Duquesne, a French prisoner from Lewes goal.  Scenes in the French Revolution and the Peninsular War follow (historically accurate).  Closes with a famous ride to London from Eastdean, Sussex.  1793-1811.  [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] (Juvenile fiction)
Cramb, John Adam (1962-1913)
The Rule of Might; a romance of Napoleon at Schönbrunn (New York, 1918) Published also under the title: Schönbrunn, a romance of Napoleon.  Napoleon at the height of his power in the period of the Treaty of Schönbrunn (1809). [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Creswick, Paul (1866-1947)
The Ring of Pleasure (1911) About Lady Emma Hamilton before her romance with Lord Nelson. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Crockett, S.R. (Samuel Rutherford) (1860-1914) 
Strong Mac (1904) Life in Galloway, smugglers, and murder-trial; Peninsular war, with siege of San Sebastian, 1812-1813.
Crouch, Archer Philip 
Nellie of the "Eight Bells" (1908) “The Eight Bells” is a Portsmouth tavern frequented by sailors. We are taken to sea and catch a glimpse of Nelson, and witness Trafalgar. ca. 1805. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)]
Napoleonic Bee
Daly, Robert Welter (1916- )
Broadsides (New York, 1940) Later title: Heart of Oak. Sea experiences of an Irishman in the British navy during the Napoleonic Wars. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

Soldier of the Sea (New York, 1942) Sea-faring adventure and naval warfare of the British marines in the Napoleonic Wars. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

Dane, Clemence (pseud.) ... see Ashton, Winifred

Danilevskii, G. P. (Grigorii Petrovich) (1829-1890)
Sozhzhennaia Moskva : istoricheskii roman (1890) translated as Moscow in flames (London, 1917) Attack on Moscow by Napoleonic forces in 1812. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Daudet, Ernest (1837-1921) 
Don Rafaël: adventures Espagnoles, 1807-1808 (1895) Napoleon and Charles IV of Spain figure in this tale of the Iberian Peninsula. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Davis, John (1774-1854) 
The Post-Captain, or, The wooden walls well manned: comprehending a view of naval society and manners (1808) 
Davydov, Denis V. (1784-1839) A Russian Hussar Poet who wrote "Hussar Lyrics," glorifications of cavalry exploits on and off the battlefield.
To Burtsov (1804)
To Burtsov: Invitation to Lunch (1804)  A.P. Burtsov (d.1813) was a fellow hussar and friend of Davydov.
Song of an old hussar [Gaslight ed.]
Wisdom [Gaslight ed.]
Decaux, Lucille
Marie Walewska (München, 1937) Another novel of Napoléon and Mme. Walewska. [Comments from Rosemarie Duephans]
De Chair, Somerset Struben (1911-   )
Enter Napoleon (London, 1935)
SUBJECT:   Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction. 
Deeping, Warwick (1877-1950)
The House of Spies (New York, 1913) A French spy in southern England during the threat of Napoleonic invasions. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
De Haas, Arline. 
Glorious Betsy : being the romantic story of the Dixie belle who defied Napoleon (New York, 1928)
SUBJECT:  Bonaparte, Elizabeth [Paterson] "Mrs. Jerome Bonaparte,"; -- 1785-1879 -- Fiction. 
Deincourt, Jean (1890-  )
Napoléon avait raison, roman. (Nice, 1937)
NOTES:   On cover: 2me édition. The "Postface" discusses the authenticity of the death masks of Napoleon (illustrated on cover) 
SUBJECT:   Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Captivity, 1815-1821 -- Fiction. Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Portraits, caricatures, etc. 

Le sosie de l'aigle; version nationale ... (Antibes, 1950)
 SUBJECT:     Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction.

Delderfield, Ronald Frederick (1912-1972)
Seven Men of Gascony (1949) Chronicle of a band of men from Gascony serving in the Napoleonic campaigns. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

Too Few for Drums (1964) A youthful British soldier finds himself in charge of a motley crew trapped behind French lines. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

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Dement, R. S. (Richmond Sheffield) 
Napoleon, a Tragedy, in a prologue and five acts (1875) Also titled Napoleon and Josephine a tragedy in a prologue and five acts
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Drama.
Deschamps, Fanny. 
Pauline de sa jeunesse : roman (Paris, 1998)
SUBJECT:    Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction. Egypt -- History -- French occupation, 1798-1801 -- Fiction. Historical Novel 
Desnoyer, Charles (1806-1858)
Chérubin; ou, Le page de Napoléon; comédie-vaudeville en deux actes (Paris, 1835) Drama.
OTHER: Payn, Adrien.

Le petit chapeau, ou, Le rêve d'un soldat : drame fantastique en six parties (1837) Drama.
NOTES: "Représenté pour la première fois, sur le théâtre de la Gaité, le 9 septembre 1837." Caption title with vignette at head of p. [1].
SUBJECT: Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Drama.
ALT TITLE: Le rêve d'un soldat.

La plaine de Grenelle, 1812, drame en cinq actes (Paris, 1844) Drama.
OTHER: Leroux, Hippolyte, 1801-1860, joint author.

Le roi de Rome : drame en cinq actes, précédé de Napoléon, prologue en deux parties, et suivi de La ville éternelle, épilogue en deux tableaux (Paris, 1850)
NOTES: "Représenté pour la première fois à Paris, sur le théâtre de l'Ambigu-Comique, le 13 juin 1850, et repris sur le même théâtre, le 14 août 1852, à l'occasion des fêtes de la Saint-Napoléon."
SUBJECT: Bonaparte, François-Charles-Joseph, -- Herzog von Reichstadt, -- 1811-1832 -- Drama.
OTHER: Beauvallet, Léon, 1829-1885, joint author.

Le comte de Sainte-Hélène drame en cinq actes, en sept tableaux (Paris, 1864) Drama.

Jacques le corsaire; drame en cinq actes (Paris, 1844) Written with Nus-Follet.

Díaz-Plaja, Fernando.
El guerrillero (Barcelona, 1997)
SUBJECT:    Spain -- History -- Napoleonic Conquest, 1808-1813 -- Fiction. Novela española -- Siglo XX. Novela histórica -- Siglo XX. España -- Historia -- Guerra Independ., 1808-1813 --Novela.
Ditson, Lina Bracelet 
Walewska: A Tale of the First Empire (London; New York, 1898)
Dmitriev, Ivan Ivanovich (1760-1837)
Moskva Rescued (London, 1821, translated ed.) Poem from Specimens of the Russian Poets, translated and annotated by John Bowring.
Dobraczynski, Jan (1910-   )
Dwudziesta brygada (Warszawa, 1956)
SUBJECT:    Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Campaigns -- Hispaniola -- Fiction. Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 – Participation, Polish -- Fiction. 
Donachie, David (1944- )
On a Making Tide. (London, 2000)
SUBJECT:   Nelson, Horatio Nelson, -- Viscount -- Fiction. 

The Devil's Own Luck  (1991) Harry Ludlow Napoleonic era naval series.

The Dying Trade (1993)

A Hanging Matter  (1994) 

An Element of Chance (1994)

The Scent of Betrayal (1996)

A Game of Bones (1997)

Douglas, Theo (pseud. for Mrs. H.D. Everett)
Cousin Hugh (1910) 1809. A tale of traffic in the escape of French prisoners and the importation of false coins. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Dowsley, William George (1870- )
Travelling Men (1926) Entertaining tale of two Irish students which shows the depressed conditions following the Battle of Waterloo. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir (1859-1930) 
The Great Shadow (1892) [Gaslight ed.] A little drama in which the heroine jilts the hero and elopes with an officer of the Imperial Guard. The Napoleonic terror is the “shadow” of the piece, and a fine picture of Waterloo completes the climax. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] Tale of young man coming of age on coastal Scotland, involving the landing of exiled French officer and the battle of Waterloo. [PT] 1814-1815. 

Rodney Stone (1896) A sporting novel of the "Corinthian" days of Brummell, Charlie Fox, Sheriden, and the  Prince Regent (George IV), with a great deal about the ring: there are two memorable descriptions of “a fight to a finish.”  One of the most interesting figures is the superfine buck, Tregellis. Nelson, Lady Hamilton, Sir Philip Francis, and many other notable people make their appearance, and are sketched in a rough-and-ready, strongly accentuated way. 1803.  [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)]

Uncle Bernac: A Memory of the Empire (1897) [Gaslight ed.] A story of the camp at Boulogne and the projected invasion of England (1804) Napoleon is powerfully and humanly portrayed. The hero and narrator is an émigré noble who serves under the Emperor; Bernac is the villain, a treacherous uncle who has usurped the family estates. Full of intrigues and sensational doings, and of celebrated personalities like Ney, Murat, Soult, Talleyrand, and Josephine. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] 1800-1803. (Gerard appears as minor character.) 

The author presents a human view of Napoleon, the man of action and the man of dreams, "with the soul of a poet and the mind of a business man." The story describes the camp at Boulogne and the designs for the invasion of England. Such notabilities as Talleyrand, Ney, Murat, Soult and the Empress Josephine are introduced. 1805. [Comments from Buckley & Williams' A Guide to British Historical Fiction (London, 1912)]

The Straggler of '15 (1891)  [Arthur Conan Doyle Society ed.] This short story is the basis of the later play, Waterloo.

Waterloo  [Arthur Conan Doyle Society ed.] Play first performed in 1894.

Foreign Office Romance (November 1894) [Gaslight ed.] Intrigue at the signing of the Preliminaries of Amiens, Oct. 1801. 

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard: (published as a group: 1896) Self-related exploits of an officer of the Grande Armée, a fire-eater, a braggart, and in many ways a type of French virtues and foibles. The eight stories are roughly connected into a memoir, each centring on some sensational deed, the perils and prowess of which are by no means belittled in the mouth of the genial narrator, whose humour is quite unconscious. Napoleon, Wellington, and many other celebrity pass through these scenes of action and adventure all over Europe. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)]

  •   "How Brigadier Gerard Won his Medal" (Strand, December 1894) 
  •   "How the Brigadier Held the King" (Strand, April 1895) 
  •   "How the King Held the Brigadier" (Strand, May 1895) 
  •   "How the Brigadier Slew the Brothers of Ajaccio" (Strand, June 1895) 
  •   "How the Brigadier Came to the Castle of Gloom" (Strand, July 1895) [Arthur Conan Doyle Society ed.]
  •   "How the Brigadier Took the Field Against the Marshal Millefleurs" (Strand, August 1895) 
  •   "How the Brigadier was Tempted by the Devil" (Strand, September 1895) 
  •   "How the Brigadier Played for a Kingdom" (Strand, December 1895) [Gaslight ed.] 


The Adventures of Gerard (published as a group: 1903) Further exploits of this obtuse, fire-eating, gasconading hussar in the Peninsular War, in England as a prisoner-of-war, in the retreat from Moscow, and at Waterloo; characterization of the same slap-dash kind, the incidents sensational and exciting. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)]

  •  "The Crime of the Brigadier" (Strand, January 1900) [Also titled "How the Brigadier Slew the Fox" [Sherlock Holmes on the Web ed.]; appears in Adventures  publication.) 
  •  "How Brigadier Lost his Ear" [Sherlock Holmes on the Web ed.] (Strand, August 1902) 
  •  "How the Brigadier saved the Army" [Sherlock Holmes on the Web ed.] (Strand, November 1902) 
  •  "How the Brigadier Rode to Minsk" [Sherlock Holmes on the Web ed.] (Strand, December 1902) 
  •  "Brigadier Gerard at Waterloo: The Adventure of the Forest Inn" [Sherlock Holmes on the Web ed.] (Strand, January 1903) 
  •   "Brigadier Gerard at Waterloo: The Adventure of the Nine Prussian Horseman" [Sherlock Holmes on the Web ed.] (Strand, February 1903) 
  •  "The Brigadier in England" (Strand, March 1903) (Also titled "How the Brigadier Triumphed in England" [Sherlock Holmes on the Web ed.]) 
  •  "How the Brigadier Joined the Hussars of Conflans" (Strand, April 1903) (Also titled "How the Brigadier Captured Saragossa" [Sherlock Holmes on the Web ed.]) 
  •  "How Etienne Gerard Said Good-Bye to his Master" (Strand, May 1903) (Also titled "The Last Adventure of the Brigadier" [Sherlock Holmes on the Web ed.] 


"The Marriage of the Brigadier" (Strand, September 1910) Uncollected story. 

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Dumas, Alexandre (1802-1870)  For more information on Dumas see The Alexandre Dumas père Web Site
Le Fils de l'émigré; drame inédit en un prologue et quatre actes en prose (Paris, 1832; republished in 1995)

La Barrière de Clichy (1851); translated as The Barricade at Clichy: A Military Drama in 5 Acts and 14 Scenes translated by Frank J. Morlock (1831, 1999 Morlock ed.)  [Dumas Website page on this drama]

Les Blancs et les bleus (Paris, 1867-68) [Dumas Website page on this novel] (translated as The First Republic; or The Whites and the Blues (1895) Continues the story of the Revolution, 1793-1799. Early portion The Prussians on the Rhine founded mainly on the personal experiences of friend Charles Nodier. [Appended in one edition a narrative of the luckless expedition in Egypt under the title The Eighth Crusade, 1793 - 1799.] 

Les Compagnons de Jéhu (1857-58) [Dumas Website page on this novel] (translated in two parts as Royalists and Republicans; or The Companions of Jehu and Guillotine; or the Death of Morgan (1861) May be read as a sequel to The Whites and Blues, (1867-68). A romance with innumerable historic incidents interwoven. Deals mainly with the insurrections of Royals in La Vendée and Brittany, and the exploits of the heroic Georges Cadoudal. In the second volume the heroine’s lover, the leader of the Royalist Companions of Jehu, is guillotined, partly through the agency of her brother, one of Napoleon’s aides-de-camp. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] 1799-1800. 

Le capitaine Richard [Dumas Website page on this novel] (translated as The Twin Lieutenants; or, the soldier's bride (1862)[Digital Ed. 1893 English translation] The Twin Captains (1861) 

Conscience l'innocent [Dumas Website page on this novel] (translated as The Conscript: a tale of war)  also titled: Le bien et le mal; Dieu et Diable. Covers the years 1800 to 1815.

Napoleon Bonaparte, ou, Trente ans de l'histoire de France: drame en six actes (1831); translated by Frank J. Morlock as Napoleon Bonaparte; or 30 Years of French History (1999 Morlock ed.) [Dumas Website page on this drama]

The Count of Monte Cristo (Paris, 1845-46) [Litrix Digital Ed.] [Dumas Website page on this novel] Imprisoned unjustly on a charge of aiding the exiled Napoleon, Edmond Dantes plots to escape and becomes wealthy and powerful. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

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La San-Felice et Emma Lyonna (1863-65) [Dumas Website page on this novel] Translated as The Neapolitan Lovers and Love and Liberty (follows Neapolitan Lovers) (also titled: The Lovely Lady Hamilton; The Beauty and the Glory) Naples during the French Revolutionary period, featuring Lord Nelson. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)] Emma Lyonna: Gallica Digital Ed.

The San Felice A drama by Maurice Drack (Auguste Alfred Poitevin) from the novel, La San Felice by Alexandre Dumas pere, 1881, translated and adapted by Frank J. Morlock, © 2001.

Dumas, Alexandre (1802-1870) & Quentin-Bauchart, Maurice (1857-1911)
La Fin du Murat; en trois tableaux, d'après Alexandre Dumas (Paris, 1890)
Dunkerley, William Arthur ... see Oxenham, John (pseud.)

Dupeuty, M. (Charles) (1798-1865)
Le maréchal Ney : drame historique en cinq actes et onze tableaux (Paris, 1863)
NOTES: "Représenté pour la première fois, à Paris, sur le théâtre de la Porte-Saint-Martin, le 25 mai 1848."
SUBJECT: Ney, Michel, -- duc d'Elchingen, -- 1769-1815 -- Drama.
OTHER: Anicet-Bourgeois, M. (Auguste), 1806-1871. Ennery, Adolphe d', 1811-1899

Napoléon, ou, Schoenbrunn et Ste.-Hélène : drame historique en deux parties et neuf tableaux / par MM. Ch. Dupeuty et Regnier ; musique de M. Alex. Piccini, décorations de M. Lefèvre ; représenté pour la première fois, à Paris, sur le Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin, le 20 octobre 1830. (1830) Drama.

Le Perruquier de l'empereur; drame en cinq actes (Paris, 1843)

Napoleon's Barber, a drama in three acts (No location, 1857) Translated by E.W. Tweddell. 44p.

Dupont, Marcel (1879-  )
Vive l'empereur! (Paris, 1950)
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction. 
Dupuis, E. (1862-1937)
Le Page de Napoléon  (Paris, 1923)
SUBJECT:   Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction. 
OTHER:   Illustrated by Job, 1858-1931. 
Durova, N. A. (Nadezhda Andreevna) (1783-1866)
Izbrannye sochineniia kavalerist-devitsy N.A. Durovoi (Moskva (1983)
SUBJECT:    Durova, N. A. -- (Nadezhda Andreevna), -- 1783-1866 -- Fiction. Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Campaigns -- Russia -- Fiction. 
Duval, Georges (1847-1919)
Les drames de l'histoire contemporaine. Napoléon.  (Paris, 1895) translated as The romance of the sword; a Napoleonic novel (New York, 1895)
SUBJECT:   Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821. -- Fiction. 
ALT TITLE:     Napoléon
Duvert, M. (Félix-Auguste) (1795-1876)
La vie de Napoléon, racontée épisodique. (1877)


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