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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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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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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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BN ID:
2940017281055
Publisher:
London, Chapman and Hall
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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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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