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The French Revolution

A History
Carlyle, Thomas (Book - 2002 )
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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.
Authors: Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881
Title: The French Revolution
a history
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2002
Characteristics: xliii, 798 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Thomas Carlyle ; introduction by John D. Rosenberg
Notes: Includes index
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
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 0375760229
9780375760228
Branch Call Number: 944.04 C286f 2002
Subject Headings: France History Louis XVI, 1774-1793 France History Revolution, 1789-1799
LCCN: 2001057943
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