Meet Napoleon Bonaparte - the romantic novelist

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London, May 8 (ANI): A new talent of Napoleon Bonaparte, one of the greatest military leaders of history, has been unveiled - a romantic novelist.

And his romantic novel is set to be released in English, reports The Telegraph.

According to the Bookseller magazine, the first English version of his romantic novella Clisson et Eugénie is due out this autumn.

When Napoleon died in exile on St Helena, aged 51, his possessions included the manuscript of his novella, the pages of which were scattered as souvenirs.

But the fragments have been pieced together over the years, with the first page fetching 17,000 pounds at auction two years ago.

The manuscript, which tells the story of a brilliant young soldier who loves, loses and dies heroically in battle "pierce by a thousand blows," was written when he was an ambitious young soldier aged 26, shortly before he made his name by smashing a royalist coup in Paris in 1795.

Inspiration for the novel was the general's love affair with Bernardine Eugénie Désirée Clary, whose sister married his brother Joseph.

The reconstruction was published last year in French, and in October will be released in English. (ANI)

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