The French Revolution (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The French Revolution (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Thomas Carlyle
     
 

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A groundbreaking work of history (and, incidentally, the primary resource for Charles Dickens’s novel A Tale of Two Cities) Carlyle’s French Revolution explains momentous historical change as resulting from the leadership of heroic individuals. The immediacy of Carlyle’s prose—in which past events are often recounted in the

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A groundbreaking work of history (and, incidentally, the primary resource for Charles Dickens’s novel A Tale of Two Cities) Carlyle’s French Revolution explains momentous historical change as resulting from the leadership of heroic individuals. The immediacy of Carlyle’s prose—in which past events are often recounted in the present tense—makes for riveting reading.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411437111
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/08/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
894
Sales rank:
1,060,415
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881) was a Scottish essayist, historian, satirist, and political thinker. He became influential for Victorians because his writing reflected Calvinist values but also a loss of faith, which paralleled the community’s changing scientific and political views.


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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.