The French Revolution: A History (Paperback)

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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...

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    John D. Rosenberg is the William Peterfield Trent Professor of English at Columbia University, where he teaches Victorian literature and has chaired the undergraduate program in literature humanities. He is the author of The Darkening Glass: A Portrait of Ruskin’s Genius; The Fall of Camelot: A Study of Tennyson’s “Idylls of the King”; and Carlyle and the Burden of History.
    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.

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    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
    ISBN 9780375760228
    Genre HISTORY / Europe / France
    Format Paperback
    Pages 798
    Publisher Date 2002-05-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Modern Library
    Copyright Year 2002
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.25 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A History
    Series Name Modern Library Classics
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Carlyle, Thomas

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