The Napoleon of Notting Hill, Paperback Book

The Napoleon of Notting Hill Paperback

Edited by Anthony Lejeune

Part of the Capuchin Classics series

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This is his 1st Novel, written in 1904 and I heartily enjoyed it.Set in 1984 in a world where nothing has changed & apathy has set in. A man who believes everything to be a joke is chosen by lottery to become the next king. For his own amusement he turns London into fiefdoms but still nothing changes until one petty ruler takes the idea seriously. I found it humorous and charming but dramatic with the juxtaposition of whimsy and the violence of war. The different ideas are fascinating (the two extremes, political apathy etc...). Plus it’s good for wondering what would happen in a fight in your city.