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Servitude and Grandeur of Arms consists of reflections, arguments and autobiographical anecdotes surrounding three longer narratives. These include an episode on the high seas with Admiral Collingwood, a glimpse into Marie-Antoinette's court, scenes from the campaign of 1814 against the Russians and the Paris revolution of 1830, and an overheard conversation between NapoleServitude and Grandeur of Arms consists of reflections, arguments and autobiographical anecdotes surrounding three longer narratives. These include an episode on the high seas with Admiral Collingwood, a glimpse into Marie-Antoinette's court, scenes from the campaign of 1814 against the Russians and the Paris revolution of 1830, and an overheard conversation between Napoleon and the Pope - part of what is probably the most telling and dramatic portrait of the emperor in literature. Yet these are essentially the stories of gruff and grizzled veterans, bound by a stern code of duty and honour, who reveal unexpected depths of humanity. De Vigny vividly conveys the savagery of war, the dreariness, deprivation and discipline of military service, but also its comradeship, stoicism and fundamental uprightness. The result is a strange and subtle masterpiece....

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ISBN : 9780140446630
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 208 Pages
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Servitude and Grandeur of Arms Reviews

  • Geoff Sebesta
    2019-04-05 11:23

    It's not history, no, not precisely. But it is very good.

  • TS Allen
    2019-04-14 07:16

    The antidote to Napoleon glory.

  • Javier
    2019-03-28 08:27

    From the imagined meeting between the Pope and Napoleon, to the moving tale "Malacca Cane"; we peer inside the broken illusions of grandeur of this great poet of aristocratic and military temperament. De Vigny's failed prediction that "In a hundred years, war will be no more as humanity continues to be overtaken by the spirit of reason unleashed last century..." makes all the more poignant, the case of the futile destiny of the profession of arms. Tragic.

  • Stevo Ilišković
    2019-03-27 08:24

    Život i smrt kapetana Renoa ...ali zar ne zaslužuju da ih volimo, kad ih primetimo, ona neznana požrtvovanja koja čak i ne žele da ih opaze oni radi kojih se čine;