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The French Revolution : a history

Author: Thomas Carlyle
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2002.
Series: Modern Library classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Modern Library pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The book that established Thomas Carlyle's reputation when first published in 1837, this spectacular historical masterpiece has since been accepted as the standard work on the subject. It combines a shrewd insight into character, a vivid realization of the picturesque, and a singular ability to bring the past to blazing life, making it a reading experience as thrilling as any novel. As John D. Rosenberg observes in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881.
French Revolution.
New York : Modern Library, 2002
(OCoLC)606836275
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Carlyle
ISBN: 0375760229 9780375760228
OCLC Number: 30375157
Notes: "Complete and unabridged"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: xliii; 798 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Biographical note --
Introduction / John D. Rosenberg --
The French Revolution. Thomas Carlyle --
Chronological summary of the French Revolution --
Part 1 : The Bastille. Death of Louis XV --
The paper age --
The Parlement of Paris --
States-General --
The Third Estate --
Consolidation --
The insurrection of women --
Part 2 : The constitution. The Feast of Pikes --
Nanci --
The Tuileries --
Varennes --
Parliament first --
The Marseillese --
Part 3 : The guillotine. September --
Regicide --
The Girondins --
Terror --
Terror the order of the day --
Thermidor --
Vendemiaire.
Series Title: Modern Library classics.
Responsibility: Thomas Carlyle ; introduction by John D. Rosenberg.
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The book that established Thomas Carlyle's reputation when first published in 1837, this spectacular historical masterpiece has since been accepted as the standard work on the subject. It combines a shrewd insight into character, a vivid realization of the picturesque, and a singular ability to bring the past to blazing life, making it a reading experience as thrilling as any novel. As John D. Rosenberg observes in his Introduction, The French Revolution is "one of the grand poems of [Carlyle's] century, yet its poetry consists in being everywhere scrupulously rooted in historical fact."--Publisher.

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