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Angelot A Story of the First Empire by Eleanor C. (Eleanor Catherine) Price

Angelot: A Story of the First Empire by Eleanor C. Price is a brilliantly crafted historical fiction novel that takes readers on an immersive journey through a turbulent period in European history. Set during the early years of the First Empire, Price weaves a captivating narrative that blends elements of romance, adventure, and political intrigue.

The story centers around the eponymous protagonist, Angelot, a young Frenchman with a noble lineage, who finds himself thrust into the heart of a rapidly changing world. As he navigates the treacherous landscape of the Napoleonic era, he becomes entangled in a web of secrets, conspiracies, and personal vendettas.

Price's meticulous attention to detail is evident throughout the book, as she expertly recreates the atmosphere and ambience of the time period. From the opulent ballrooms of Paris to the bloody battlefields, every scene is vividly portrayed, transporting readers back to a time of grandeur and chaos. The author's research is impeccable, and it shines through in her descriptions of historical events and figures, adding an extra layer of authenticity to the narrative.

The characters in Angelot are richly developed and multidimensional. Angelot himself is a compelling protagonist, torn between his loyalty to his family and his allegiance to his country. His struggles and growth are depicted with great sensitivity, making him relatable to readers of all backgrounds. The supporting cast is equally well-drawn, with each character playing a significant role in the overarching storyline.

One of the standout features of Price's writing is the depth of emotion she infuses into her prose. The book seamlessly combines action-packed sequences with moments of quiet introspection, allowing readers to connect with the characters on a profound level. The romance that develops between Angelot and a captivating young woman adds an element of tenderness amidst the chaos of war and political upheaval.

If there is one minor criticism to be levied against Angelot, it would be the occasionally slow pacing, particularly in the middle sections of the book. However, this is counterbalanced by Price's ability to maintain an undercurrent of tension and suspense that keeps readers engaged and eagerly turning the pages.

In conclusion, Angelot: A Story of the First Empire is an enthralling historical fiction novel that delivers a satisfying blend of adventure, romance, and historical accuracy. Eleanor C. Price's writing is impeccable, her characters are engaging, and her vivid descriptions breathe life into the pages. This book is a must-read for lovers of historical fiction and anyone seeking a captivating tale set against the backdrop of a fascinating period in history.

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ANGELOT A Story of the First Empire

By ELEANOR C. PRICE

Author of "The Heiress of the Forest"

NEW YORK Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. PUBLISHERS

Copyright, 1902, by THOMAS Y. CROWELL & CO.

[Illustration: "YOU FORGET YOURSELF YOU ARE MAD," SHE SAID HAUGHTILY.]

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. In the Depths of Old France 1

II. How the Owls hooted in the Daytime 13

III. "Je suis le Général Bim Bam Boum!" 26

IV. How the Breakfast cooked for Those was eaten by These 41

V. How Angelot made an Enemy 59

VI. How La Belle Hélène took an Evening Walk 78

VII. The Sleep of Mademoiselle Moineau 95

VIII. How Monsieur Joseph met with Many Annoyances 112

IX. How Common Sense fought and triumphed 129

X. How Angelot refused what had not been offered 147

XI. How Monsieur Urbain smoked a Cigar 160

XII. How the Prefect's Dog snapped at the General 173

XIII. How Monsieur Simon showed himself a little too Clever 187

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