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Napoleon the Little   By: (1802-1885)

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THE WORKS OF VICTOR HUGO

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NAPOLEON THE LITTLE

THE WORKS OF VICTOR HUGO

NAPOLEON THE LITTLE

BOSTON LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY

Copyright, 1909, By Little, Brown, and Company

CONTENTS

PAGE BOOK I

I. December 20, 1848 1

II. Mission of the Representatives 10

III. Notice of Expiration of Term 12

IV. Men Will Awaken 17

V. Biography 22

VI. Portrait 26

VII. In Continuation of the Panegyrics 35

BOOK II

I. The Constitution 46

II. The Senate 49

III. The Council of State and the Corps Législatif 52

IV. The Finances 55

V. The Liberty of the Press 57

VI. Novelties in Respect to What Is Lawful 60

VII. The Adherents 64

VIII. Meus Agitat Molem 69

IX. Omnipotence 76

X. The Two Profiles of M. Bonaparte 81

XI. Recapitulation 86

BOOK III

The Crime 96

The Coup d'État at Bay 98

BOOK IV

THE OTHER CRIMES

I. Sinister Questions 150

II. Sequel of the Crimes 159

III. What 1802 Would Have Been 175

IV. The Jacquerie 180

BOOK V

PARLIAMENTARISM

I. 1789 189

II. Mirabeau 191

III. The Tribune 193

IV. The Orators 196

V. Influence of Oratory 201

VI. What an Orator Is 203

VII. What the Tribune Accomplished 205

VIII. Parliamentarism 208

IX. The Tribune Destroyed 211

BOOK VI

THE ABSOLUTION: FIRST PHASE

I. The Absolution 214

II. The Diligence 215

III. Scrutiny of the Vote. A Reminder of Principles. Facts 217

IV. Who Really Voted for M. Bonaparte 229

V. Concession 232

VI. The Moral Side of the Question 234

VII. An Explanation for M. Bonaparte's Benefit 238

VIII. Axioms 244

IX. Wherein M. Bonaparte Has Deceived Himself 246

BOOK VII

THE ABSOLUTION: SECOND PHASE: THE OATH

I. For an Oath, an Oath and a Half 251

II. Difference in Price 255

III. Oaths of Scientific and Literary Men 258

IV. Curiosities of the Business 261

V. The 5th of April, 1852 266

VI. Everywhere the Oath 272

BOOK VIII

PROGRESS CONTAINED IN THE COUP D'ÉTAT

I. The Quantum of Good Contained in Evil 275

II. The Four Institutions That Stand Opposed to the Republic 280

III. Slow Movement of Normal Progress 282

IV. What an Assembly Would Have Done 285

V. What Providence Has Done 289

VI. What the Ministers, Army, Magistracy, and Clergy Have Done< 291

VII. The Form of the Government of God 292

CONCLUSION PART FIRST

PETTINESS OF THE MASTER ABJECTNESS OF THE SITUATION

I. 293

II. 298

III. 301

CONCLUSION PART SECOND

FAITH AND AFFLICTION

I. 315

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