FRANCE: A Blow for Bonaparte

Each Sunday a gaunt, austere figure with sideburns, long frock coat and tight, narrow trousers leaves his home in Paris' Latin Quarter, crosses the Seine and heads for Père-Lachaise Cemetery. For hours he strolls among the dead marshals, statesmen and courtiers of the dead Napoleonic Empire; he never fails to pause before the tombstone of the Comtesse de Girardin, the greatest beauty of the Little Corporal's court. Jean Auguste Louis Armand Fèvre, by profession a dealer in rare books, by appearance a bourgeois gentleman of Napoleon's day, has chosen to live in the...

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