Louis Geoffroy. Edited by Gianni Guadalupi. Texts by Gianni Guadalupi, Louis Geoffroy
1991 / 192 PAGES.
Language: Two editions: Italian, Spanish
The magnificent and ostentatious portraits of the Bonaparte family and of the Napoleonic entourage accompany the ironic story of what would have happened if Napoleon had become “emperor of the world”.
Far from manipulating a novel rich in plot twists and recognitions, of lost and found manuscripts and of tear-jerking deaths of the Unknown Father beside the Ignorant Son, Geoffroy captivates readers with a move of Napoleonic brilliance: ironically using the solemn and detached style of historiography, he builds – with methodical precision – a history book for students and learned people who, the more they read, the more they irresistibly start to believe.