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Louisa of Prussia and Her Times   By: (1814-1873)

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NAPOLEON IN GERMANY

LOUISA OF PRUSSIA AND HER TIMES

A Historical Novel

BY

L. MUHLBACH

TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN BY F. JORDAN

CONTENTS.

CAMPO FORMIO.

I. Dreadful Tidings II. Minister von Thugut III. The Interview IV. The Two Ministers V. The House in the Gumpendorfer Suburb VI. Joseph Haydn VII. General Bonaparte VIII. The Treaty of Campo Formio

THE YOUNG QUEEN OF PRUSSIA.

IX. Queen Louisa X. The King's Recollections XI. The Young King XII. Frederick Gentz XIII. The Interview with the Minister of Finance XIV. The Memorial to Frederick William III. XV. The Wedding XVI. Marianne Meier XVII. Love and Politics

FRANCE AND GERMANY.

XVIII. Citoyenne Josephine Bonaparte XIX. Bonaparte and Josephine XX. The Reception of the Ambassadors XXI. France and Austria XXII. The Banner of Glory XXIII. Minister Thugut XXIV. The Festival of the Volunteers XXV. The Riot

LAST DAYS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.

XXVI. Victoria de Poutet XXVII. Rastadt XXVIII. The Justification XXIX. The Assassination XXX. Jean Debry XXXI. The Coalition XXXII. The Friend of Peace XXXIII. The Legitimate Wife XXXIV. The Eighteenth of Brumaire

THE PEACE OF LUNEVILLE.

XXXV. Johannes Muller XXXVI. Thugut's Fall XXXVII. Fanny von Arnstein XXXVIII. The Rivals XXXIX. The Legacy XL. The First Consul XLI. Two German Savants

THE THIRD COALITION.

XLVII. The Emperor Napoleon XLVIII. Napoleon and the German Princes XLIV. Queen Louisa's Piano Lesson XLV. The Conference XLVI. The Oath at the Grave of Frederick the Great

THE FALL OF THE GERMAN EMPIRE.

XLVII. Evil Tidings XLVIII. Before the Battle XLIX. "Gott Erhalte Franz den Kaiser!" L. Patriotism LI. Judith LII. Napoleon and the Prussian Minister LIII. Judith and Holofernes LIV. The Fall of the German Empire

THE BATTLE OF JENA.

LV. A German Bookseller and Martyr LVI. The Arrest LVII. A Wife's Love LVIII. The Women of Braunau LIX. The Last Hour LX. Prussia's Declaration of War LXI. A Bad Omen LXII. Before the Battle LXIII. The German Philosopher

CAMPO FORMIO.

CHAPTER I.

DREADFUL TIDINGS.

The population of Vienna was paralyzed with terror; a heavy gloom weighed down all minds, and the strength of the stoutest hearts seemed broken. Couriers had arrived today from the camp of the army, and brought the dreadful tidings of an overwhelming defeat of the Austrian forces. Bonaparte, the young general of the French Republic, who, in the course of one year (1796), had won as many battles and as much glory as many a great and illustrious warrior during the whole course of an eventful life Bonaparte had crossed the Italian Alps with the serried columns of his army, and the most trusted military leaders of Austria were fleeing before him in dismay. The hero of Lodi and Arcole had won new victories, and these victories constantly diminished the distance between his army and the menaced capital of Austria.

Archduke Charles had been defeated by Massena, and driven back to Villach; Bernadotte had reached Laybach; the citadels of Goritz, Triest, and Laybach had surrendered; Klagenfurth, after a most desperate struggle, had been forced to open its gates to the conquerors; Loudon, with his brave troops, had been dispersed in the Tyrol; Botzen had opened its gates to General Joubert, who, after a brief sojourn, left that city in order to join Bonaparte, who, in his victorious career, was advancing resistlessly toward Vienna... Continue reading book >>




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