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The French Revolution: A History
     

The French Revolution: A History

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by Thomas Carlyle
 

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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

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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.”

This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition, complete and unabridged, is unavailable anywhere else.

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“No novelist has made his creations live for us more thoroughly than Carlyle has made the men of the French Revolution.” —George Eliot

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ISBN-13:
9780192818430
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/14/1989
Series:
World's Classics Series
Pages:
1072
Product dimensions:
4.56(w) x 7.31(h) x 1.81(d)

Meet the Author

John D. Rosenberg is the William Peterfield Trent Professor of English at Columbia University, where he teaches Victorian literature and has chaired the undergraduate program in literature humanities. He is the author of The Darkening Glass: A Portrait of Ruskin’s Genius; The Fall of Camelot: A Study of Tennyson’s “Idylls of the King”; and Carlyle and the Burden of History.

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The French Revolution A History 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading A Tale of Two Cities, and having loved it, I thought I'd read up on the French Revolution. I purchased three books, this was the first but sadly, I couldn't understand a damn word of it. Couldn't get past the first couple dozen pages.
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One of the better books I have read. Very insightful---Great author......
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