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… See more details below

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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 expressing 'the dignity of history' and to give an urgent voice to what men felt about the events at the time.

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ISBN-13:
2940018736059
Publisher:
New York, The Modern Library
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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