The Great Unknown and the Great Captain cutting up Napoleon the Greawww.npg.org.uk'The Great Unknown and the Great Captain cutting up Napoleon the Great' (Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt; Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington) - National Portrait Galleryby (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by John Fairburn hand-coloured etching published July 1827 © National Portrait Gallery, London
A forthcoming ed. of Scott's book
The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte: Emperor of the French
Sir Walter Scott(Author), Richard Michaelis(Editor)
Publisher : Gibson Square (October 26, 2021)
Paperback : 448 pages
ISBN-13 : 9781783342167
Six years after the death of Napoleon, Sir Walter Scott wrote the first, hugely successful biography of Napoleon that riveted Britain and the continent and led to him being challenged to duels by former Napoleon generals. It was probably the first book ever to be extracted in The Times.