The French Revolution
A HistoryBook - 2002
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.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2002
Branch Call Number: 944.04 C286f 2002
Characteristics: xliii, 798 p. : ill. ; 21 cm