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The French Revolution
     

The French Revolution

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by Thomas Carlyle
 

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The French Revolution is a work by Scottish essayist, philosopher, and historian Thomas Carlyle. It is a massive, even heroic undertaking - one which hadn't been achieved before and has not since. Carlyle's literary style is unique: written in the present tense first-person plural, A History follows along chronologically as the events of the Revolution unfold with

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The French Revolution is a work by Scottish essayist, philosopher, and historian Thomas Carlyle. It is a massive, even heroic undertaking - one which hadn't been achieved before and has not since. Carlyle's literary style is unique: written in the present tense first-person plural, A History follows along chronologically as the events of the Revolution unfold with sweeping, apocalyptic grandeur.

The reader feels as though he or she were observing, participating almost in, the events occurring on the Paris streets. The reader is carried along day-by-day, month-by-month as the as the inevitable disaster comes to life: the meeting of the Estates General, the Tennis Court Oath, the march on Versailles, the varied attempts to draft a constitution, the fall out between the royal couple and the Revolutionary Government, the escape attempt to Varennes, the beheading of the king and queen, the "Reign of Terror," and lastly the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte as he famously cleared the streets with a "whiff of grapeshot."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149811519
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
06/26/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
988 KB

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The French Revolution 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
willyvan More than 1 year ago
This extraordinary work is more like a film scenario than a modern history. Its flashes of lightning pick out and illuminate dramatic scenes, vividly portrayed, like King Louis' doomed flight to Varennes. Carlyle famously described 'the incorruptible sea-green Robespierre'. Carlyle acknowledges, contrary to convention, "there is no period to be met with, in which the general Twenty-five Millions of France suffered less than in this period which they name Reign of Terror." He praises the revolution as "Surely a great phenomenon: nay it is a transcendental one, overstepping all rules and experience; the crowning phenomenon of our Modern Time."
ANONYMOUS3333 More than 1 year ago
A LIVELY,STILL ENTERTAINING ACCOUNT. CAN BE READ WITHOUT FEAR OF DELVING DEEPLY INYO THE SEEDY CONSPIRATORIAL MECHANICS OF THE EXTENDED BLOODY REVOLUTION.
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I want to learn more about the french revoulution and im a kid. Is this book good for a kid to read?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will write more when I have finished book.