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Being the Correct and True Account of the Sensational Escape, Seclusion, and Cruel Demise of a Most Infamous Man

On the 5th of May 1821 Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France, died of stomach cancer. Or did he?

Little is known about the French Tasmanian colony of la Ville de Baudin. Less still about its most mysterious colonist, Henri Maurice Claudet.

For the first time, The Diemenois presents the correct and true account of the sensational escape, seclusion, and cruel demise of one of history's most infamous men. A tale of deceit, intrigue, blackmail, conspiracy, and murder.

In this brilliant stretch of the imagination, J.W. Clennett brings an alternate history of the early colonial Australia to life as a stunning new graphic novel.

‘A triumph of the graphic novel, strange, dark and very Australian.’ — Sydney Morning Herald
'The lonely, gothic weirdness of early Tasmania is on full display … violence is only ever just outside the frame.’ — The Monthly

* Shortlisted for the Aurealis Awards

* Winner of the Silver Ledger Award for Graphic Novels

* Shortlisted for the Tasmanian Premier's Literary Awards

  • Publisher: Hunter Publishers (November 9, 2015)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780980740585