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Servitude and Grandeur of Arms Alfred de Vigny

Servitude and Grandeur of Arms By Alfred de Vigny

Servitude and Grandeur of Arms by Alfred de Vigny


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In these three short novels framed by short essays, De Vigny explores the paradoxes of military life in the context of the Napoleonic Wars and the post-Napoleonic peace. It provides a history of soldiering and its relation to civilian life.

Servitude and Grandeur of Arms Summary

Servitude and Grandeur of Arms by Alfred de Vigny

Servitude and Grandeur of Arms consists of reflections, arguments and autobiographical anecdotes surrounding three longer narratives. These include an episode on the high seas with Admiral Collingwood, a glimpse into Marie-Antoinette's court, scenes from the campaign of 1814 against the Russians and the Paris revolution of 1830, and an overheard conversation between Napoleon and the Pope - part of what is probably the most telling and dramatic portrait of the emperor in literature. Yet these are essentially the stories of gruff and grizzled veterans, bound by a stern code of duty and honour, who reveal unexpected depths of humanity. De Vigny vividly conveys the savagery of war, the dreariness, deprivation and discipline of military service, but also its comradeship, stoicism and fundamental uprightness. The result is a strange and subtle masterpiece.

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GOR004394681
9780140446630
014044663X
Servitude and Grandeur of Arms by Alfred de Vigny
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1996-08-29
208
N/A
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