The French Revolution

The French Revolution

A History

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.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2002
ISBN: 9780375760228
0375760229
Branch Call Number: 944.04 C286f 2002
Characteristics: xliii, 798 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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thedoggedtruth
Jul 30, 2016

I've never had so much fun reading history- as long as I have a dictionary at hand. Without one I felt like I was missing out. It like an epic prose poem- I'm hooked on Carlyle for life after this. But I warn you to have a dictionary (or better Google, some references are obscure and I have read many books on the Revolution and European history in general). If nothing, you WILL learn something about history and about literary style.
They don't make writers like this anymore.

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