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Napoleonic Fiction, Drama & Poetry
Napoleonic Bee
Eaton, Evelyn Sybil Mary (1902- )
In What Torn Ship (New York, 1944) The liberation of Corsica from the Genoese by Pasquale Paoli. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Eaton, Jeannette. 
Betsy's Napoleon (London, 1936)
SUBJECT:   Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Captivity, 1815-1821 -- Fiction. Abell, Lucia Elizabeth Balcombe, -- d. 1871 -- Fiction. 
Eccles, Frank (1923-  )
The Barbary Run (1971)  Naval story set at the end of the Napoleonic wars, 1816.

Fifty Thousand Overcoats (1973) Naval story set in 1812.

The Mutiny Run (1994) Royal Navy story set in 1797.

Eden, Charles H. (1839-1900) 
Afloat with Nelson (London, 1897). From the Nile to Trafalgar. 1798-1805. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] (Juvenile fiction)

This is a stirring romance of the great admiral from the Nile to Trafalgar. The events are narrated with due regard to historical sequence. 1798-1805. [Comments from Buckley & Williams' A Guide to British Historical Fiction (London, 1912)]
Édon, Richard Alexander (1869-   )
Der schatten Napoleons; tragödie in fünf aufzügen ... (Wien, 1914)
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Drama.
Edwards, Amelia Ann Blanford (1831-1892) 
Monsieur Maurice, A New Novelette. (Leipzig, 1873) 
  • Monsieur Maurice (post Napoleonic) 
  • A Service of Danger [Gaslight ed.] (1796-1800) Austrian army. 

Edwards, J. C.
Fletcher's Fortune (1992) Jacob Fletcher, Royal Navy series.

Fletcher's Glorious First of June. Jacob Fletcher, Royal Navy series.

Eijsden, C. van. 
Napoleon; soldaat, keizer, mens. (Den Haag, 1956)
SUBJECT:   Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction. Fiction, Dutch. 
Ennery, Adolphe d' (1811-1899)
L'histoire d'un drapeau : grand drame militaire en douze tableaux (Paris, 1860)
SUBJECT:Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 - Drama
Enoch, Victor J. 
The Duke's Notebook  (Worcester, 1989)
SUBJECT:   Fouché, Joseph, -- duc d'Otrante, -- 1759-1820 – Fiction. Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Fiction. Revolutionaries -- Fiction. Police chiefs -- Fiction. France -- History -- Consulate and First Empire, 1799- 1815 -- Fiction. English fiction
Erckmann, Emile (1822-1899) and Chatrian, Louis-Alexandre (1826-1890)
L'Histoire d'un Conscrit de 1813 (Paris, 1864) [ABU: la Universelle ed.] (translation; The Conscript; a story of the French War of 1813) A story of the French campaigns of 1812-1813, written to expose the wickedness of war. The conscript is an unfortunate peasant, half an invalid, whose prospects in life and love affairs are spoiled by the call to arms. At Phalsbourg he witnesses the passage of the Grande Armée and then is engaged in the campaigns that culminate at Leipzig. The tale is put into the mouth of a peasant, and is characterized by quaintness and simplicity. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)]  (Juvenile fiction)  1812-1813.

Waterloo; suite du Conscrit de 1813 (1865) (translated as Waterloo; a sequel to The Conscript of 1813)  Though a sequel to The Conscript, in point of historical sequence The Blockade intervenes. All three are peasant stories and are made to read like narratives of individual experience. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] 1815. 

L'invasion (translated as The Invasion of France in 1814) Comprising the Night March of the Russian Army past Phalsbourg. 

Histoire d'un paysan, 1789-1815 (Paris, 1868-1870) (translated as Citizen Bonaparte, 1794-1815: the story of a peasant) Includes The States-General 1789, The Country in Danger 1791, Year One of the Republic 1793 and Citizen Bonaparte 1794-1815.  A continuous story of the Revolutionary period, written from the point of view of a peasant. In the first volume a picture is given of pre-Revolutionary days, showing the hardships endured by the peasantry under the monarchy; then comes the awakening of the peasants to their rights as citizens and the great episodes of the Revolution and the wars. A domestic story is interwoven with the historical narrative. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)]

Le blocus; épisode de la fin de l'empire (translated as The blockade of Phalsburg; an episode of the end of the empire) The invasion of France by the allies, in the course of which the town of Phalsbourg in the Vosges was besieged. The hero is an old man who lays in a supply of wine with a view to profiting by the scarcity; the possible fate of this wine occasions great suspense. During the siege, which comes to an end with Napoleon's abdication, the old huckster and his family drive a thriving trade. The tale is full of human interest, and there is much play of comic eccentricity among the trade bands (such incidents as that of the employer disciplined by the employee causing diversion), while the moralizings on war are full of humour. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)]   (Juvenile fiction)

Escarpit, Robert (1918-  )
Les voyages d'Hazembat  ([Paris], 1984)
NOTES:   [1] Marin de Gascogne (1789-1801) -- [2] Le prisonnier de Trafalgar (1801-1818) -- Vents et marées (1818-1870) 
SUBJECT:    Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Naval operations, French -- Fiction.

Le prisonnier de Trafalgar : 1801-1818 : roman ([Paris], 1985)
SERIES:  Les Voyages d'Hazembat ; 2 Escarpit, Robert, 1918- Voyages d'Hazembat ; 2. 
SUBJECT:   Hazembat, Bernard, -- 1778-1870 -- Fiction. Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Fiction. Trafalgar, Battle of, 1805 -- Fiction. France -- History, Naval -- 19th century -- Fiction.

Esparbès, Georges d' (1864 --)
La guerre en sabot : roman (Paris, 1914)
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction. 
Eule, Robert (1864-1932) 
Mit Gott für König und Vaterland. Kriegserlebnisse eines preussischen Jungen...von Fritz Pistorius [pseud.] (Berlin) 

Das Volk steht auf! (Leipzig) 

Everett, H.D., Mrs. ... see Douglas, Theo (pseud.)
Napoleonic Bee
Fall, Charles Gershom (1845-1932) 
Three Political Tragedies: Napoleon, The Lion at Bay, The Tyrolese Patriots (Boston, 1914) Drama.
Fawcett, Quinn. 
Death wears a Crown : a Mme. Vernet investigation  (New York, 1993)
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction. Women detectives -- France – Fiction. France -- History -- Consulate and Empire, 1799-1815 -- Fiction. 

Napoleon must Die : a Mme. Vernet investigation  (New York, 1993)
SUBJECT:   Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction. Women detectives -- France -- Fiction. Military wives -- France -- Fiction. France -- History -- Consulate and Empire, 1799-1815 -- Fiction

Fenn, George Manville (1831-1909) 
'Tention! A Story of Boy-Life during the Peninsular War (1906) The most interesting episode is a rescue of the dethroned king of Spain from the French, followed by an interest with Sir Arthur Wellesley. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] 1808. (Juvenile fiction)

This is a boy's story dealing with the adventures of a gentleman ranker, Private Pen Gray, and a young bugler, Bob Punchard, whose life he saves. The former is taken prisoner by the French, and, after escaping, meets with a band of Spanish contrabandists and has an adventure with a gentleman supposed to be the Spanish king. Wellesley confers a commission upon Gray. [Comments from Buckley & Williams' A Guide to British Historical Fiction (London, 1912)]
Ferrero, Ernesto
N. (Turin, 2000) "Winner of Italy's prestigious Strega literary prize, N. recounts Napoleon's three hundred days spent on Elba before his escape and return to power during the 'Hundred Days'. The novel turns around Napoleon's relations with a local intellectual, Martino Acquabona, whom the emperor appoints as his librarian. As a result, Martino gets to know Napoleon and starts making plans for himself, perhaps even to kill Napoleon…." [Comments from Napoléon]
Feuchtwanger, Lion (1884-1958)
This is the Hour; a novel about Goya (New York, 1951) A novel of the eventful life of Goya, famous Spanish painter. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Field, Bradda (1904-1952)
Bride of Glory: being the strange story of Emy Lyon, a blacksmith's daughter, who married His Britannic Majesty's envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the court of Naples and became Emma, Lady Hamilton, companion of royalty and the true friend of Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson, K. B., duke of Bronte. (New York, 1942) UK title: Miledi. The romance of Emy Lyon, the blacksmith's daughter who became Lady Hamilton. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Finnemore, John (1863- ) 
The Story of a Scout (1903) Peninsular war, from siege of Burgos to Vittoria. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] (Juvenile fiction)
Fisher, H. A. L. (Herbert Albert Laurens)  (1865-1940)
If Napoleon had escaped to America  (England?, 1931)
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction. 
Fitchett, William Henry, Rev. (1845-1928) 
The Commander of the Hirondelle (1904) The battle of Cape St. Vincent; Nelson and Sir John Jervis (Lord St. Vincent) in the Mediterranean and West Indies. 1796-1800 [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] (Juvenile fiction) 

A Pawn in the Game (London, 1908) Last days of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, the sack of the Tuileries, the Terror, the rise of Napoleon -- whom the young Englishman referred to in the title meets at the military school of Brienne -- Paris, the “whiff of grape-shot,” and the Egyptian campaign and siege of Acre -- both of which are described in full.  The hero knows Charles James Fox. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] 1793-1799. 

Flanagan, Thomas (1923-  )
The Year of the French (1979) The Irish rebellion of 1798, Wolfe Tone and the French invasion.
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Fleischman, Théo (1893-  )
L'évadé de Sainte- Hélène : roman.  (Bruxelles, 1960)
SUBJECT:    Napoléon, -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction. 
Fleischmann, Hector (1882-1914)
The Emperor's Spy; A Napoleon Novel (London, 1913) The story of a woman who acted as a spy for Napoleon during a conspiracy against his life. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Fontane, Theodor (1819-1898) 
Vor dem Sturm: Roman aus dem Winter 1812-13 (Stuttgart, 1907) [German Gutenberg Edition] Translated as Before the Storm: a novel of the winter of 1812-13 (Oxford, 1985) Germany and Prussia in the Napoleonic wars. 

Schach von Wuthenow: Erzählung aus der Zeit des Regiments Gensdarmes (Leipzig, 1883)

Forbes, Eveline Louisa (1866- )
Leroux (1908) published under the name Mrs. Walter R.D. Forbes. Career of a soldier of the Republic who becomes a general. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Forbes, Helen, Lady (1874-1926) 
His Eminence: A Story of the Last Century (1904) Character and intrigue in an ancient town in northern Italy, which Napoleon was on point of invading -- an ambitious cardinal, the widowed Duchess, and the Court circle. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] 1794-1800.
Ford, Ford Madox (1873-1939) Ford Madox Hueffer
A Little Less than Gods (1928) The hectic Hundred Days of Napoleon's attempt to regain power. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Foreman, Stephen 
The Fen Dogs (1912) Opens with the retreat to Corunna and the desertion of two soldiers -- villagers from the Fens -- one of whom returns to the army and fights manfully down to Waterloo. Then we have a strongly drawn picture of Fenland life, savage loves and hates, stern religion, lax morals, and hard struggle for existence among farmers and labourers. Dedicated to the memory of Abraham Thornton (charged with murder of a girl in 1817), the last man who asserted the right to trial by battle. 1809-1817. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)]
Forester, C. S. (Cecil Scott) (1899-1966)
The Gun : a novel of the Peninsular Campaign (London, 1933) A story of the Peninsular War and the part played by a particular gun. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
SUBJECT:    Guerrillas. Spain -- History -- Napoleonic Conquest, 1808-1813 -- Fiction. 
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Rifleman Dodd (New York, 1942)
SUBJECT:    Peninsular War, 1807-1814 -- Fiction. Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Fiction. Great Britain -- History, Military – 19th century -- Fiction.
 

   The Horatio Hornblower Series:

Mr. Midshipman Hornblower Hornblower's rise from midshipman to lieutenant. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

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Lieutenant Hornblower Hornblower has the new experience of playing whist for a living. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

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Hornblower and the Hotspur Hornblower, named Commander of the Hotspur, is sent to spy on the French naval base at Brest when war breaks out after the Peace of Amiens. [PT]

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Hornblower During the Crisis Forester's last book about Hornblower, unfinished as his death, and his notes on the outcome; also two stories: "Hornblower's Temptation" and "The Final Encounter." [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

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Hornblower and the Atropos Among other activities, Hornblower crosses England by canal and attends Nelson's funeral. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

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Beat to Quarters The admirable Captain Hornblower engages successfully in naval war off the eastern coast of Central America. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

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Ship of the LineHornblower commands a ship blockading the Spanish coast in the Napoleonic Wars. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

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Flying Colours Captain Hornblower escapes as he is being taken by the French to a trial for piracy. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

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Commodore Hornblower The Commodore is assigned to enlist Sweden and Russia on the British side of the Napoleonic Wars. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

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Lord Hornblower A tale of sea battles and ships during the Napoleonic Wars; Hornblower is raised to the peerage. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

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Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies Hornblower's rousing adventures -- including the attempted rescue of Napoleon from St. Helena. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

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“The Hand of DestinyColliers, November 23, 1940

“Hornblower's Charitable OfferingArgosy (UK), May 1941

“Hornblower and His Majesty,” Colliers, March 1941

Forrest, Anthony
Captain Justice (Harmondsworth, 1981) John Justice Napoleonic naval series;
SUBJECT:    Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Proposed invasion of England, 1793-1805 -- Fiction.

 The Pandora Secret (1983) John Justice Napoleonic naval series;

A Balance of Dangers (1983) John Justice Napoleonic naval series;

Fortescue, John William (1859-1933) 
The Drummer's Coat (1899) Exmoor, Peninsular war and Corunna. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] 1808-1809.
Forzano, Giovacchino, and Benito Mussolini (1883-1945)
Napoleon: the Hundred Days, a play (London, 1932) Adaptation of Campo di Maggio. The Italian original (Firenze, G. Barbèra, 1931) was published under the name of Forzano alone. 
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Elba and the Hundred Days, 1814-1815 -- Drama. 
OTHER:  Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945. Drinkwater, John, 1882-1937, tr.
Fraccaroli, Arnaldo (1883-   )
Napoleone si sposa, romanzo. ([Milano] , 1944)
SUBJECT:    Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction. 

La donna di Napoleone, romanzo. (Verona, 1942)
SUBJECT:   Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction.

Fraser, Edward 
Jack Chaloner; or, When Every Man came forward to do his Duty to his Country (1911) Naval story set on the Sussex coast, on board the Victory, and captured by the French on the eve of Trafalgar. 1803-1805 [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] (Juvenile fiction)

This stimulating boy's story deals with the stirring days when an invasion by Buonaparte was a real danger. The scene is laid mainly on the Sussex coast, but there are adventures elsewhere, for the hero served on the Victory under Nelson, was captured by the French, and on the morning of Trafalgar was a prisoner of war. There is a spirited description of an encounter between a French vessel and the Victory. 1803-1805. [Comments from Buckley & Williams' A Guide to British Historical Fiction (London, 1912)]
Freund, Lothar (1902-   )
Der Kapitän mit dem grünen Bart; Roman. Nach alten Unterlagen. (Regensburg, 1962)
SUBJECT:   Napoleonic wars, 1803-1815 -- Fiction.
Frischauer, Paul (1898-1977)
A Great Lord (New York, 1937) Translated from Ein Grosser Herr. A story of life in Poland during Napoleonic times. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Frye, Pearl (1917-  )
A Game for Empires, a biographical novel (1793-1798) (London, 1950) Admiral Lord Nelson and his rousing naval victories. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

The Sleeping Sword, a biographical novel (1798-1805) (Boston, 1952) Fictional partial biography of Lord Nelson. Sequel to A Game for Empires.



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