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The French Revolution :  A History - Thomas Carlyle

The French Revolution

A History

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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."
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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

Biographical Note
Introduction
Thomas Carlyle
Chronological Summary of the French Revolution
The Bastille
Louis the Well-belovedp. 3
Realized Idealsp. 6
Viaticump. 15
Louis the Unforgottenp. 17
Astraea Reduxp. 24
Petition in Hieroglyphsp. 29
Questionablep. 31
Maurepasp. 34
Astraea Redux without Cashp. 38
Windbagsp. 41
Contrat Socialp. 45
Printed Paperp. 48
Dishonoured Billsp. 53
Controller Calonnep. 57
The Notablesp. 60
Lomenie's Edictsp. 68
Lomenie's Thunderboltsp. 72
Lomenie's Plotsp. 76
Internecinep. 80
Lomenie's Death-throesp. 85
Burial with Bonfirep. 94
The Notables Againp. 98
The Electionp. 103
Grown Electricp. 108
The Processionp. 111
Inertiap. 128
Mercury de Brezep. 135
Broglie the War-Godp. 142
To Arms!p. 147
Give us Armsp. 152
Storm and Victoryp. 158
Not a Revoltp. 165
Conquering Your Kingp. 169
The Lanternep. 172
Make the Constitutionp. 178
The Constituent Assemblyp. 183
The General Overturnp. 188
In Queuep. 195
The Fourth Estatep. 198
Patrollotismp. 201
O Richard, O My Kingp. 205
Black Cockadesp. 209
The Menadsp. 210
Usher Maillardp. 213
To Versaillesp. 218
At Versaillesp. 222
The Equal Dietp. 225
Lafayettep. 230
The Grand Entriesp. 233
From Versaillesp. 238
The Constitution
In the Tuileriesp. 247
In the Salle de Manegep. 250
The Musterp. 261
Journalismp. 267
Clubbismp. 271
Je le Jurep. 274
Prodigiesp. 277
Solemn League and Covenantp. 280
Symbolicp. 285
Mankindp. 287
As in the Age of Goldp. 292
Sound and Smokep. 297
Bouillep. 304
Arrears and Aristocratsp. 306
Bouille at Metzp. 312
Arrears at Nancip. 315
Inspector Malseignep. 319
Bouille at Nancip. 322
Epimenidesp. 331
The Wakefulp. 335
Sword in Handp. 340
To Fly or Not to Flyp. 346
The Day of Poniardsp. 353
Mirabeaup. 359
Death of Mirabeaup. 362
Easter at Saint-Cloudp. 371
Easter at Parisp. 375
Count Fersenp. 377
Attitudep. 384
The New Berlinep. 387
Old-Dragoon Drouetp. 391
The Night of Spursp. 394
The Returnp. 401
Sharp Shotp. 404
Grande Acceptationp. 409
The Book of the Lawp. 416
Avignonp. 423
No Sugarp. 429
Kings and Emigrantsp. 432
Brigands and Jalesp. 441
Constitution Will Not Marchp. 444
The Jacobinsp. 449
Minister Rolandp. 452
Petion-National-Piquep. 456
The Hereditary Representativep. 458
Procession of the Black Breechesp. 461
Executive That Does Not Actp. 467
Let Us Marchp. 473
Some Consolation to Mankindp. 475
Subterraneanp. 479
At Dinnerp. 482
The Steeples at Midnightp. 485
The Swissp. 493
Constitution Burst in Piecesp. 499
The Guillotine
The Improvised Communep. 507
Dantonp. 517
Dumouriezp. 521
September in Parisp. 524
A Trilogyp. 532
The Circularp. 538
September in Argonnep. 546
Exeuntp. 554
The Deliberativep. 561
The Executivep. 569
Discrownedp. 573
The Loser Paysp. 575
Stretching of Formulasp. 578
At the Barp. 582
The Three Votingsp. 590
Place de la Revolutionp. 595
Cause and Effectp. 601
Culottic and Sansculotticp. 607
Growing Shrillp. 611
Fatherland in Dangerp. 615
Sansculottism Accoutredp. 622
The Traitorp. 626
In Fightp. 630
In Death-Gripsp. 632
Extinctp. 637
Charlotte Cordayp. 643
In Civil Warp. 650
Retreat of the Elevenp. 653
O Naturep. 657
Sword of Sharpnessp. 662
Risen against Tyrantsp. 665
Marie-Antoinettep. 668
The Twenty-Twop. 671
Rushing Downp. 675
Deathp. 679
Destructionp. 685
Carmagnole Completep. 693
Like a Thunder-Cloudp. 699
Do Thy Dutyp. 702
Flame-Picturep. 709
The Gods Are Athirstp. 713
Danton, No Weaknessp. 718
The Tumbrilsp. 723
Mumbo-Jumbop. 728
The Prisonsp. 731
To Finish the Terrorp. 734
Go Down Top. 738
Decadentp. 745
La Cabarusp. 748
Quiberonp. 752
Lion Not Deadp. 755
Lion Sprawling Its Lastp. 759
Grilled Herringsp. 764
The Whiff of Grapeshotp. 767
Finisp. 773
Indexp. 777
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ISBN: 9780375760228
ISBN-10: 0375760229
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 848
Published: May 2002
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.2  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition