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Ribbons of scarlet : a novel of the French Revolution's women

Author: Stephanie DrayHeather WebbSophie PerinotKate QuinnEliza KnightAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Six best-selling and award-winning authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers - six unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution. Ribbons of Scarlet is a timely story of the power of women to start a
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
History
War fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Dray; Heather Webb; Sophie Perinot; Kate Quinn; Eliza Knight; Laura Croghan Kamoie; Allison Pataki
ISBN: 9780062952196 0062952196 9780062916075 0062916076
OCLC Number: 1120722058
Notes: Includes P.S. Insights, Interviews, & More ... (pages 1-29 at end of work).
Description: xii, 514, 29 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The philosopher / Stephanie Dray --
The revolutionary / Heather Webb --
The princess / Sophie Perinot --
The politician / Kate Quinn --
The assassin / E. Knight --
The beauty / Laura Kamoie --
Epilogue --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, Sophie Perinot, Heather Webb, E. Knight ; with a foreword by Allison Pataki.

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"Six best-selling and award-winning authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers - six unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution. Ribbons of Scarlet is a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution - and change the world. In late 18th-century France, women do not have a place in politics. But as the tide of revolution rises, women from gilded salons to the streets of Paris decide otherwise - upending a world order that has long oppressed them. Blue-blooded Sophie de Grouchy believes in democracy, education, and equal rights for women and marries the only man in Paris who agrees. Emboldened to fight the injustices of King Louis XVI, Sophie aims to prove that an educated populace can govern itself - but one of her students, fruit-seller Louise Audu, is hungrier for bread and vengeance than learning. When the Bastille falls and Louise leads a women's march to Versailles, the monarchy is forced to bend, but not without a fight. The king's pious sister, Princess Elisabeth, takes a stand to defend her brother, spirit her family to safety, and restore the old order, even at the risk of her head. But when fanatics use the newspapers to twist the revolution's ideals into a new tyranny, even the women who toppled the monarchy are threatened by the guillotine. Putting her faith in the pen, brilliant political wife Manon Roland tries to write a way out of France's blood-soaked Reign of Terror while pike-bearing Pauline Leon and steely Charlotte Corday embrace violence as the only way to save the nation. With justice corrupted by revenge, all the women must make impossible choices to survive - unless unlikely heroine and courtesan's daughter Emilie de Sainte-Amaranthe can sway the man who controls France's fate: the fearsome Robespierre."--provided by publisher.

Princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers... the paths of six women cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution. In late 18th-century France, women do not have a place in politics-- until the world order that has long oppressed them is upended. With justice corrupted by revenge, all the women must make impossible choices to survive. -- adapted from jacket

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"The French Revolution comes alive through the eyes of six diverse and complex women, in the skilled hands of these amazing authors." -- Martha Hall Kelly, <em>New York Times Read more...

 
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