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The days of the French Revolution

Author: Christopher Hibbert
Publisher: New York : Morrow Quill Paperbacks, 1981, ©1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Morrow quill pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A retelling of epochal events, dramatizing the French Revolution's most momentous days, from the storming of the Bastille to Napoleon's coup. Brings to life the short-sighted King Louis XVI and his extravagant Marie Antoinette; the ugly but compelling Count Mirabeau; Mme. Roland and her radical salon; the Jacobins; Danton, Marat, and Robespierre; and many others. Hibbert's anecdotes, quotes from witnesses, and flair  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hibbert
ISBN: 0688007465 9780688007461 0688037046 9780688037048 0688169783 9780688169787
OCLC Number: 7577657
Description: 351 pages, [28] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Court and country --
The day of the Tennis-Court Oath, 20 June 1789 --
The day of the Vainqueurs de la Bastille, 14 July 1789 --
The day of the market-women, 5-6 October 1789 --
The days of the Fédérés and the flight to Varennes, 14-17 July 1790 and 19-26 June 1791 --
The days of the Tuileries, 20 June and 10 August 1792 --
The days of the September massacres and the execution of the King, 2-7 September 1792 and 21 January 1793 --
The days of the Enragés and the Hébertists, 28 May-2 June and 4-5 September 1793 --
The days of the Terror, October-December 1793 and March-July 1794 --
The days of Thermidor, 22-28 July 1794 --
The days of Germinal, Prairial, and Vendémiaire, 1 April, 20 May and 4-6 October 1795 --
Epilogue: The advent of Bonaparte.
Responsibility: Christopher Hibbert.

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A retelling of epochal events, dramatizing the French Revolution's most momentous days, from the storming of the Bastille to Napoleon's coup. Brings to life the short-sighted King Louis XVI and his extravagant Marie Antoinette; the ugly but compelling Count Mirabeau; Mme. Roland and her radical salon; the Jacobins; Danton, Marat, and Robespierre; and many others. Hibbert's anecdotes, quotes from witnesses, and flair for interesting detail catch up the reader in the unfolding drama.--From publisher description.

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