Waterloo

Waterloo[PDF / Epub] ☆ Waterloo By Victor Hugo – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Brave Frenchmen, will you not surrender Cambronne answered, Merde A tense, dramatic account of the Battle of Waterloo and how a rain shower changed history from Victor Hugo s epic novel Les Mis rables Brave Frenchmen, will you not surrender Cambronne answered, Merde A tense, dramatic account of the Battle of Waterloo and how a rain shower changed history from Victor Hugo s epic novel Les Mis rables. Waterloo laddove lo sconfitto diviene eterno in gloria e tutta l ombra e tutta la luce della terra hanno mutato posto, perch , nel pomeriggio di una giornata estiva, un pastore disse a un prussiano in un bosco passate di qui e non di l V Hugo Antiche passioni di bimbo mi han riportato al 18 Giugno 1815, quando il genio fu travolto dal fato avverso di cento piccoli apparentemente insignificanti episodi e la restaurazione ottenne la sua occasione di rivincita, che peraltro poi manc Waterloo laddove lo sconfitto diviene eterno in gloria e tutta l ombra e tutta la luce della terra hanno mutato posto, perch , nel pomeriggio di una giornata estiva, un pastore disse a un prussiano in un bosco passate di qui e non di l V Hugo Antiche passioni di bimbo mi han riportato al 18 Giugno 1815, quando il genio fu travolto dal fato avverso di cento piccoli apparentemente insignificanti episodi e la restaurazione ottenne la sua occasione di rivincita, che peraltro poi manc Ma al di l dell esito, forse la storia aveva deciso quel giorno che un ciclo doveva chiudersi e un altro cominciare, ad ogni costo E cos and , a dispetto del giusto.La quasi stizzita, rancorosa descrizione dei fatti di Walter Scott che cerca disperatamente di rappresentare la superiorit militare di Wellington si contrappone benissimo in questo piccolo libro all epopea umana e politica ben pi ampia e drammatica descritta da Victor Hugo de I miserabili , in cui ci sembra di accompagnare passo passo la Guardia e il suo eroe minimo Cambronne nel loro sacrificio immortale al grido di Merde E anche per questo che di Waterloo tutti ricorderemo in eterno la gloria triste di Napoleone, e non gli altri comprimari.Trattandosi di testi pubblici non ha senso dare pi di tre stelline al libretto e, date anche le minime dimensioni, forse anche un edizione un poco costosa Ma dal punto di vista editoriale, l edizione molto curata e, nel suo pregio, c anche il rispetto del dramma e dei tanti caduti E bello ogni tanto leggere cos , quasi con solennit oltre che con gran piacere Per quel piacere qualcuno le chiama chicche , che ci regaliamo ogni tanto A fantastic little read by Victor Hugo I really enjoyed his factual with hint of drama description of the battle of Waterloo He is a master story teller for a reason and this is no exception. While you cannot fault the writing which is undeniably fluid and emotional there is an issue with accuracy Mr Hugo creates a number of totally non existent events, blames the rain, the time and God While this is a rivetting account of the Wellington War, Napoleon lost it should be taken with a pinch of salt This is a book of fiction in which the the said fiction as been accepted as fact, so much so that the events have appeared as real events in the history books Vol 125 of my Penguin s 46 book extension to their Little Black Classics Box Set 80 Vols This portion of Les Mis rables is what taught me to NEVER read an abridged novel Some of the best parts of Les Miserables and other books for that matter are left of the floor when books are edited down to attract the masses Hugo s asides His flamboyant diversions are what makes Les Miserables a GREAT novel To cut them is to cut out the tasty bits Vol 125 of my Penguin s 46 book extension to their Little Black Classics Box Set 80 Vols This portion of Les Mis rables is what taught me to NEVER read an abridged novel Some of the best parts of Les Miserables and other books for that matter are left of the floor when books are edited down to attract the masses Hugo s asides His flamboyant diversions are what makes Les Miserables a GREAT novel To cut them is to cut out the tasty bits This is an excerpt from Les Mis rables, which is slowly winding its way up my reading list I imagine I ll get to it at some point this year It was a good introduction to Hugo s gorgeous writing skills, however I am not, nor will I ever be, interested in the descriptions of battle tactics Luckily there was a bithere than crash bang wallop.Hugo s descriptions are very fluid and vivid, and Hugo paints an excellent picture of the state of the political and social elements of the time, also This is an excerpt from Les Mis rables, which is slowly winding its way up my reading list I imagine I ll get to it at some point this year It was a good introduction to Hugo s gorgeous writing skills, however I am not, nor will I ever be, interested in the descriptions of battle tactics Luckily there was a bithere than crash bang wallop.Hugo s descriptions are very fluid and vivid, and Hugo paints an excellent picture of the state of the political and social elements of the time, also hinting at the emotional It was interesting to read of how Napoleon was raised high on a pedestal by his people, despite his horrific behaviour and decision making skills.A wonderful little taster of what lies in store for me when I tackle the entire tome I m looking forward to it What did I like Victor Hugo is a magician with words and the description of the massacre that was Waterloo is no exception Images are painted, vividly, of the battle, the consequences and the world at the time.What didn t I like I wish I could read it in original French as it becomes difficult to follow the many place names, soldiers and the story in general when it is a mix of English, French and German That is fault on my behalfthan the book though.When why should you read this Make yo What did I like Victor Hugo is a magician with words and the description of the massacre that was Waterloo is no exception Images are painted, vividly, of the battle, the consequences and the world at the time.What didn t I like I wish I could read it in original French as it becomes difficult to follow the many place names, soldiers and the story in general when it is a mix of English, French and German That is fault on my behalfthan the book though.When why should you read this Make yourself a strong cup of tea and sit down in a completely quiet room then read don t stop until you have reached the end The title of the book I read was actually So Then This is the Battle of Waterloo It has a copyright date of 1907 and was done into a printed book by the famous Roycroffters of New York I am assuming that has the same contents as The Battle of Waterloo, which is the nearest title I could find on here This was a wonderful, meloncholy little look into history. It is beautifully written with a style that would propel Hugo to the top of the literary world However the temperament in the writing is that of a fractious teenager He admits from the start that he is no expert in military tactics but then commences to identify critical tactical events throughout the battle and attempts to explain why they conspired against his hero, Napoleon This is not some minor bias buta call to conspiracy Hugo blames the weather, the tactical ground, errant Gener It is beautifully written with a style that would propel Hugo to the top of the literary world However the temperament in the writing is that of a fractious teenager He admits from the start that he is no expert in military tactics but then commences to identify critical tactical events throughout the battle and attempts to explain why they conspired against his hero, Napoleon This is not some minor bias buta call to conspiracy Hugo blames the weather, the tactical ground, errant Generals, miscommunications, Wellington s standing as a sub par commander and God for conspiring against his hero.Hugo s wider view is that Waterloo actually diminished Wellington much as Jerusalem sacked diminished Titus His belief is that God stepped in to stop Napoleon s greater excesses in Europe I kid you not He regularly states that if A hadn t happened then it follows that B would not have resulted For example, if Wellington hadn t placed four Companies of soldiers to stubbornly defend Hougomont then the French would have taken it and turned the battle Another, if Napoleon had sent his infantry forward to support Ney s massed cavalry attack he would have won the battle And another, if the lane running across the English front had not been sunken 4m deep with steep sides then two regiments of French cavalry wouldn t have been wiped out before reaching the English squares Wellington, having made a detailed reconnaissance used that lane as a natural obstacle and positioned his formations to benefit from them.In my mind the turning point of the battle was Napoleon s decision to launch his mass cavalry, brigaded under Marshal Ney s command but unsupported by any infantry and inadequately supported by guns Ney completely lost his head and lead charge after charge against the English squares The squares were diminished but the French cavalry of 5,000 were almost completely wiped out Ney survived despite having 5 horses shot out from under him Ney, who sought death on the battle field would have to wait another 6 months to die by French firing squad in Paris.Hugo whilst savouring Napoleon as a genius relegates Wellington to a lucky chancer of minimal qualities He completely ignores the fact that Wellington out thought Napoleon on the day and that Wellington had previously won battle after battle in defeating the French in Spain.All in all it is an interesting read, either directly from the English translation of Les Miserables or in the extract, Waterloo by Victor Hugo published by Penguin Classics Its value is in gaining an understanding of how the French have rationalised, in their national psyche the greatness of Napoleon whilst ignoring the ruthless and monstrous traits of his behaviour When reading French historians you will find little time spent considering his ordering the killing of all prisoners during the Egyptian campaign or even the euthanasia of his own wounded Nor, when that campaign collapsed his abandonment of his Army and his flight back to France The Napoleonic era certainly brought change to Europe, some of it good however the counter balance was subjugation and slavery, and death Over 6 million soldiers and civilians died across Europe during the Napoleonic era.It would be a shame if readers, new to this bit of history believed the nonsense that Victor Hugo sets before them If you want to get a better understanding of the battle read Of Living Valour by Barnie White Spunner Okay, I m not European and not really familiar with European history I ve heard of Napoleon, of course, but never really paid attention, until I grab this book Yes, the book told us about the defeat of a great commander Napoleon Bonaparte from Duke Wellington of England, in Waterloo But, to adddramatic sound, the book was written by a great poet Victor Hugo, so yeah, you can imagine how much sentiment was added in the book p.s Victor Hugo was French, yet he tried his best to be neutral Okay, I m not European and not really familiar with European history I ve heard of Napoleon, of course, but never really paid attention, until I grab this book Yes, the book told us about the defeat of a great commander Napoleon Bonaparte from Duke Wellington of England, in Waterloo But, to adddramatic sound, the book was written by a great poet Victor Hugo, so yeah, you can imagine how much sentiment was added in the book p.s Victor Hugo was French, yet he tried his best to be neutral without losing the entertainment part But yeah, instead of being annoyed by the way the writer insert the sense of drama, I enjoyed the entire book This book definitely inspired me to readabout Napoleon Bonaparte This description of the battle of Waterloo from Victor Hugo is in fact an excerpt from the Les Miserables A detailed and throughout depiction but without context it s feels a bit empty and without reason.

Paperback  Ù Waterloo PDF/EPUB ¼
  • Paperback
  • 59 pages
  • Waterloo
  • Victor Hugo
  • English
  • 01 August 2018
  • 0241251826