The French revolution; a history

The French revolution; a history

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by Thomas Carlyle
     
 

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Thomas Carlyle's history of the French Revolution, published in 1837, opens with the death of Louis XV in 1774 and ends on 5 October 1795 when Napoleon quelled the insurrection of the 13th Vendemiaire. It is a work of great narrative and descriptive power that was itself meant to be revolutionary. It was intended to break with the established, measured tones
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