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Napoleonic Fiction: A list

Postby DaveH » June 23rd, 2016, 8:48 am

We don't seem to have a section for this, but given Sharpe, I thought it might be worth flagging up some fiction for those inclined that way (no jokes about bad secondary sources! :lol:) .

I came across these, which have been translated from the original French, originally by Armand Cabasson:

'Officer's Hunt' and 'Wolf Hunt: The Napoleonic Murders' which are historical sleuthing tales in the vein of Cadfael for anyone, who remembers the ITV series. https://www.goodreads.com/series/131971 ... estigation

Wolf Hunt is set in 1809 and uses Wagram as its backdrop, the reviews seeming to vary on whether the reviewer is interested in Napoleonic armies or just a mystery tale.

Anyway, feel free to add some more.
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Re: Napoleonic Fiction: A list

Postby TheBibliophile » June 23rd, 2016, 1:15 pm

Julian Stockwins "Kydd" Series is excellent as is Alan Mallinsons "Matthew Hervey" Series
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Re: Napoleonic Fiction: A list

Postby unclearthur » June 23rd, 2016, 9:56 pm

I tend to read around the period and particularly avoid Peninsula stories. But Tom Connery (David Donachie) wrote three books featuring Lt George Markham of the Royal Marines in this period - A Shred of Honour, Honour Redeemed and Honour be Damned

On the naval scene, Alexander Kent (Douglas Reeman) has around 30 Bolitho novels in print.

And a couple I've read fairly recently - Rafael Sabatini's The Snare (1946-ish?) is more romance than action, while David Ebsworth's The Last Campaign of Marianne Tambour: A Novel of Waterloo (2015) tells of a French cantiniere in the period leading up to, and during, that battle - a good story told from un unusual viewpoint.
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Re: Napoleonic Fiction: A list

Postby Shannon Selin » June 23rd, 2016, 10:55 pm

I've written a couple of blog posts on this topic:

Napoleon in Historical Fiction
(http://shannonselin.com/2015/01/napoleon-historical-fiction/)

Napoleon in Alternate History
(http://shannonselin.com/2014/11/napoleon-alternate-history/).

The focus is on books that have Napoleon as a major character, rather than the broader category of fiction set during the Napoleonic Wars. In each post there are links to sites that look at this broader category.

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Re: Napoleonic Fiction: A list

Postby jf42 » June 28th, 2016, 6:42 pm

Conan-Doyles "The Adventures of Gerard." Sheer joy!
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Re: Napoleonic Fiction: A list

Postby DaveH » June 29th, 2016, 12:26 pm

The French author, Patrice Rambaud, has written three, which have been well received and translated in English too:

The Battle - based on Aspern; The Retreat - 1812 of course and Napoleon's Exile http://h-france.net/fffh/maybe-missed/p ... c-trilogy/
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Re: Napoleonic Fiction: A list

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » June 30th, 2016, 3:45 pm

jf42 wrote:Conan-Doyles "The Adventures of Gerard." Sheer joy!


Yes!

Also, C.S. Forrester's Death to the French and Georgette Heyer's The Spanish Bride.

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Re: Napoleonic Fiction: A list

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » July 1st, 2016, 7:49 am

Plus Captain Frederik Marryat's Mr. Midshipman Easy and Masterman Ready.

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Re: Napoleonic Fiction: A list

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » July 2nd, 2016, 4:46 pm

Also Jonathan Hopkins' Walls of Jericho and Leopardkill plus Stendahl's The Charterhouse of Parma.

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Re: Napoleonic Fiction: A list

Postby TheBibliophile » July 4th, 2016, 3:54 pm

FBC-Elvas, Portugal wrote:Also Jonathan Hopkins' Walls of Jericho and Leopardkill plus Stendahl's The Charterhouse of Parma.

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