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ISBN:
039447614X
Author:
Anthony Burgess
Language:
English
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf; 1st edition (1974)
Pages:
365 pages
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Napoleon Symphony: A Novel in Four Movements (. ISBN 0-224-01009-3) is Anthony Burgess's fictional recreation of the life and world of Napoleon Bonaparte, first published in 1974.

Napoleon Symphony: A Novel in Four Movements (. ISBN 0-224-01009-3) is Anthony Burgess's fictional recreation of the life and world of Napoleon Bonaparte, first published in 1974 (by Jonathan Cape in the UK and Alfred A. Knopf in the US). Its four "movements" follow the structure of Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, known as the Eroica. Burgess said he found the novel "elephantine fun" to write.

NAPOLEON SYMPHONY ANTHONY BURGESS A complete catalogue record for this book can be obtained from the British Library on request The right of Anthony burgess to be identified as the.

NAPOLEON SYMPHONY ANTHONY BURGESS A complete catalogue record for this book can be obtained from the British Library on request The right of Anthony burgess to be identified as th. A complete catalogue record for this book can. be obtained from the British Library on request. The right of Anthony burgess to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or.

As someone who has read all Anthony Burgess' novels, I must say that while Napoleon Symphony has it moments, it falls considerably short of his better achievements (Clockwork, Nothing Like the Sun, Earthly Powers, Dead Man in Deptford).

Anthony Burgess draws on his love of music and history in this novel he called elephantine fun to write. A grand and affectionate tragicomic symphony to Napoleon Bonaparte that teases and reweaves Napoleon’s life into a pattern borrowed―in liberty.

Profile Books, 1 нояб A grand and tragi-comic symphony to Napoleon Bonaparte, this novel .

Profile Books, 1 нояб. A grand and tragi-comic symphony to Napoleon Bonaparte, this novel unteases and reweaves Napoleon's life - from the first great days of his campaigns in 1796 to exile and death on St. Helena a quarter of a century later. Burgess' Bonaparte is a cuckold, afflicted with heartburn and halitosis while enacting a wily seduction of Tsar Alexander, conquering Egypt and crowning himself Emperor. Witty, sardonic, intellectual, Napoleon Symphony is Burgess at his most challenging and inventive.

Witty, sardonic, intellectual, Napoleon Symphony is Burgess at his most challenging and inventive. In creating a novel based on a musical form, Burgess is playing with structure, from the grand, ambitious shape of the novel itself, through to the finer composition of each sentence. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

N screamed, is a traitor and a damned traitor. I will have the shooting of the traitor Yorck with my own hands. the King of Rome, laughed

N screamed, is a traitor and a damned traitor. the King of Rome, laughed. You do well to laugh, my angel child, N said, eyes softening, laugh indeed in your Eden of youthful innocence where there are no traitors. But the traitors will come, they come to us all, hissing in the green leaves, then striking, striking.

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100% money back guarantee. About the Author: Anthony Burgess (1917–1993) is the author of many works, including A Clockwork Orange, The Wanting Seed, Nothing Like the Sun, Honey for the Bears, The Long Day Wanes, The Doctor Is Sick, and ReJoyce.

Napoleon Symphony book. Anthony Burgess compone aquí la coronación y caída descarnada de Napoléon Bonaparte, con sus sueños de inmortalidad desde la Gran Galería de las Tullerías e inmerso en la niebla, el humo y la sangre de la forja de un imperio contra Rusia, Prusia y Gran Bretaña.

by. Burgess, Anthony, 1917-1993. Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

NAPOLEON SYMPHONY by Anthony Burgess, Alfred A. Knopf, 1974, First Edition, First Printing, X-LIBRARY, Very Good/Near Fine. This is an Ex-LIBRARY Book. It is a Collectible, Hardcover book and dust jacket. The book has the usual Library markings. There is an Officially Withdrawn card attached to the front free end page. Here is Napoleon's life - in four movements, with a charming ironical overture to Josephine and marriage, and a coda to the quizzical gaze of World-History - from the first great days of his campaigns in 1796 to exile and death on St. Helena a quarter of a century later. A Great Historical Accounting of the time period.
  • LØV€ YØỮ
I found this work very entertaining, however, I think it might be difficult for someone not familiar with Napoleon's life and times to follow the story. Burgess, I think, assumes in his readers a more than perfunctory familiarity with the events narrated as he jumps from episode to episode.
It is both funny and perceptive.
  • Moswyn
Ingenious, funny, eloquent
  • Tygrafym
as expected
  • Marg
It's a mystery how this masterpiece came to be so misunderstood. Burgess' favorite among his novels (and mine), this work is a tour de force: a novel about Napoleon in four movements that follow the structure of Beethoven's "Eroica" symphony (originally dedicated to Bonaparte; then, when Boney crowned himself Emperor, re-dedicated "to the memory of a fallen hero"). Burgess has reconciled the repetitive, cyclic nature of music with the novel's need for narrative forward motion brilliantly, yet his text mirrors the musical structure with uncanny detail -- both short- and long-term. Tempo, texture, key changes, rhythm -- all are there in the book. (For rhythm, check out the beginning of the third chapter while listening to the Eroica's scherzo.) The true miracle of this book, however, is that independently of its stylistic conceit, it is profoundly insightful and profoundly moving. Try reading the second chapter -- counterpart to Beethoven's Funeral March movement, and describing the retreat from Moscow -- without emotion. Or the final chapter, about Napoleon's exile on St. Helena, his surprising friendship with his English gaoler's young daughter, and his death. (Here, Burgess replicates Beethoven's theme-and-variations structure with passages in different literary styles: Austen, Henry James, et al., yet without any feeling of pastiche.) Musicians resented the book because they thought it trivialized Beethoven by "making" his symphony "be about" Napoleon. Literary types resented it -- well, probably because they could never bring off such a feat, themselves. Or because they thought a book about Napoleon should be at least four times as long. Try this book, enjoy it, and be grateful for such a gift of words.
  • Shadowredeemer
As someone who has read all Anthony Burgess' novels, I must say that while Napoleon Symphony has it moments, it falls considerably short of his better achievements (Clockwork, Nothing Like the Sun, Earthly Powers, Dead Man in Deptford). Casting about the Internet for other reviews, it seems this work draws raves or rants: Raves from those transported by Burgess' linguistic felicity, rants from those overwhelmed by it (or scandalized by his liberties with good ol' Ludwig van).

The best review I found, and it sums up my assessment perfectly, is by Sara Sanborn and appeared in the June 9, 1974, NY Times, but you will have to look it up as the link I provided was not posted by Amazon. Ms. Sanborn's assessment is spot on.