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The French Revolution (Dover Value Editions) epub

ISBN: 0486445135

ISBN13: 978-0486445137

Author: A.H.R. Ball,Thomas Carlyle

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Politics & Government

Language: English

Publisher: Dover Publications; Abridged edition (October 3, 2005)

Pages: 272 pages

ePUB book: 1330 kb

FB2 book: 1931 kb

Rating: 4.3

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I read Carlyle at an impressionable age (16 or so) and his book on the French Revolution is certainly fun to read.

I read Carlyle at an impressionable age (16 or so) and his book on the French Revolution is certainly fun to read. But the English and the French have historically been bitter enemies and this book is a catalog of British prejudices about the Revolution

I read Carlyle at an impressionable age (16 or so) and his book on the French Revolution is certainly fun to read. But the English and the French have historically been bitter enemies and this book is a catalog of British prejudices about the Revolution

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The French Revolution: A History was written by the Scottish essayist, philosopher, and historian Thomas Carlyle

The French Revolution: A History was written by the Scottish essayist, philosopher, and historian Thomas Carlyle.

First published in 1837, this pioneering work established Thomas Carlyle's reputation as a historian of enduring scholarly and popular appeal. His scrupulous attention to facts and details, combined with his eloquence, poetic style, and moral energy, convey a spirited sense of reality. The dramatic narrative is populated by vivid characterizations of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, Mirabeau, Danton, Robespierre, Lafayette, Marat, and other heroes and villains of the era.

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Thomas Carlyle was a social critic and historian born in Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandĀ .

Thomas Carlyle was a social critic and historian born in Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, December 4, 1795, the same year as John Keats, but Carlyle is considered an early Victorian rather than a Romantic. After completing his elementary studies, he went to the University of Edinburgh but left in 1814 without a degree. History of the French Revolution (1837), rewritten after parts of it were mistakenly burned as kindling by John Stuart Mill, cemented Carlyle's reputation. The work brought him fame but no great wealth. As a result of his comparative poverty he was induced to give four series of public lectures.

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The product of a powerful and original mind, this is the history that introduced English-speaking people to the full meaning and tragedy of the French Revolution. First published in 1837, this pioneering work established Thomas Carlyle's reputation as a historian of enduring scholarly and popular appeal. His scrupulous attention to facts and details, combined with his eloquence, poetic style, and moral energy, convey a spirited sense of reality. The dramatic narrative is populated by vivid characterizations of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, Mirabeau, Danton, Robespierre, Lafayette, Marat, and other heroes and villains of the era."No novelist has made his creations live for us more thoroughly than Carlyle has made the men of the French Revolution," observed George Eliot. In his company, the scenes of the Revolution are plainly visible, and the pages of this book offer a walk through the streets of 18th-century Paris with a well-informed guide. This abridged edition represents the best introduction to Carlyle's masterpiece for students and history buffs.
This is an abridged version of the three volume work by Carlyle. It has useful chronologies of the Revolution, Carlyle's life, a chart of the Bourbon dynasty, an explanation of the Revolution's calendar system, and an excellent glossary. However there are no illustrations and Carlyle's prose is not an easy read. Students of Dickens' Tale of Two Cities will find the book useful.
It was better than I expected
If you want to sample the smoke in your nostrils, blood on your shoes, and vengeful mob immediacy of Carlyle without all of the ponderous stuff, this abridgment is your ticket.
easy to read and follow the theme of the story from the beginning to the end. for history buffs and as a tool to the past
French Rev. is one of the best books on that subject in existence. Angry Birds not so much to like.
This extraordinary work is more like a film scenario than a modern history. Its flashes of lightning pick out and illuminate dramatic scenes, vividly portrayed, like King Louis' doomed flight to Varennes. Carlyle famously described `the incorruptible sea-green Robespierre'.

Carlyle acknowledges, contrary to convention, "there is no period to be met with, in which the general Twenty-five Millions of France suffered less than in this period which they name Reign of Terror."

He praises the revolution as "Surely a great phenomenon: nay it is a transcendental one, overstepping all rules and experience; the crowning phenomenon of our Modern Time."
No one writes history like Carlyle. The force of his words and ideas can be a bit daunting; given time and perspective, they are some of the best words and ideas in all of written history.
I read Carlyle at an impressionable age (16 or so) and his book on the French Revolution is certainly fun to read.

Most British historians and novelists of the French Revolution have used his account: for example Charles Dickens, in the Tale of Two Cities. The wonderful Scarlet Pimpernel novels also depend largely on Carlyle's account.

But the English and the French have historically been bitter enemies and this book is a catalog of British prejudices about the Revolution:

I'm about to buy another copy of Carlyle's book, because I enjoy reading his overheated prose, but I'd recommend books by more grown-up contemporary writers, like Hillary Mantel's novel, A Place of Greater Safety, or Slavoj Zizek's interesting and fair-minded study of Robespierre and the Terror. These are two examples of thoughtful, well-informed, intellectually challenging, and historically accurate books about the French Revolution that strongly challenge Carlyle's bias.The French Revolution (Dover Value Editions)