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.
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)
Number Of Pages: 848
Published: May 2002
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.2
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition