Stock Image

The Final Act

Dallas, Gregor

11 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0805031847 / ISBN 13: 9780805031843
Published by Henry Holt, New York, 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover
Buy Used
Price: US$ 35.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.75 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

Offered By

Gumshoe Books
West Columbia, SC, U.S.A.

3-star rating

AbeBooks Seller Since May 3, 2010

About this Item

the road to waterll. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 019871

Quantity Available: 1

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Final Act

Publisher: Henry Holt, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

About this title


Europe, 1814-1815. The continent grapples with an uneasy peace. The fires of revolution have been banked, the ardor of Napoleonic expansion dimmed. No diplomatic event in history has such a stellar cast: Tsar Alexander, Talleyrand, Wellington, Castlereagh, and Metternich, along with a supporting cast of rogues, mistresses, clairvoyants and spies, they turned Vienna into a theater of intrigue that shaped the face of Europe for the century to come. And in the shadows--Napoleon, who would rise again to challenge them at Waterloo. 50 photos. 3 maps.


A fascinating account of the Congress of Vienna, The Final Act describes the international intrigues surrounding the diplomatic confab of 1814-15. Gregor Dallas has wonderful groups of characters to work with, including Tsar Alexander, Talleyrand- Périgord, Castlereagh, Wellington, and Metternich. Even Beethoven makes an appearance, debuting his Seventh Symphony in Vienna that winter. The author successfully exploits this lively cast, and his penchant for reporting personal gossip helps make this popular history quite interesting. The figure of Napoleon looms constantly in the background as an exile at Elba, and Dallas spends the final sections of his book describing the general's escape and downfall at Waterloo. The Congress of Vienna as chronicled in history textbooks has always seemed like a dull interlude unfortunately thrust into the middle of the thrilling Napoleonic epic. Thanks to Dallas, it will never seem boring again.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

South Carolina's largest internet antiquarian bookshop with specialties in Southern Literature and South Caroliniana history. Our inventory contains a general stock in most fields of interest, including first editions, modern & hyper modern, mysteries, the law, medicine, Americana, sheet music and art. Other services include: appraisals, search service, catalogues, brochures collection building and mail order. Visit our store in the 763 Antique Mall in West Columbia, SC hours 10am to 5:30 pm. wednesday thru saturday. 1:30pm to 5:30 pm sunday. monday and tuesday by appointment. Hours: Mon-Tues By appointment Wed=Sat 10:30 - 5:30 Sun 1:30 - 5:30

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it¿s described on the Abebooks web sites. If you¿re dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn¿t arrived, you¿re eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you¿ve changed your mind about a book that you¿ve ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we¿ll respond within 2 business days.

Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash Invoice Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer