The French Revolution: A History - Thomas Carlyle

The French Revolution: A History

Thomas Carlyle

Book Summary

Thomas Carlyles history of the French Revolution, published in 1837, opens with the death of Louis XV in 1774 & ends on 10/5/1795 when Napoleon quelled the insurrection of the 13th Vendemiaire. Its a work of great narrative & descriptive power that was itself meant to be revolutionary. It was intended to break with the established, measured tones expressing the

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