French Revolution A History

ISBN-10: 0375760229

ISBN-13: 9780375760228

Edition: 2002

Authors: Thomas Carlyle, John D. Rosenberg

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This classic work on the French Revolution was written by Thomas Carlyle, the Scottish author, philosopher and man of letters, who was born in 1795, during the time of the revolution.
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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/14/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 848
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

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. His parents wanted him to become a minister in the Scottish church, but his independence of spirit made such a life program impossible. In 1816 he fell in love with, and was rejected by, a young woman. His love affair was followed by a period of doubt and uncertainty described vividly in Sartor Resartus, a work published in 1833 that attracted much attention. Carlyle's first literary work reveals his admiration for German thought and philosophy, and especially for the two great German poets Schiller and Goethe. The fictional autobiography of a philosopher deeply impressed Ralph Waldo Emerson who brought it back to the United States to be published there. 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. Of these the most famous were those On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic of History delivered in 1840 and published in 1841. Past and Present (1843), and Latter Day Pamphlets (1850) present his economic and industrial theories. With The Letters and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell (1845), The Life of John Sterling (1851), and History of Frederick II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great (1858-1865) he returned to biography. In 1865, Carlyle was made Lord Rector of Edinburgh.

Biographical Note
Thomas Carlyle
Chronological Summary of the French Revolution
The Bastille
Louis the Well-beloved
Realized Ideals
Louis the Unforgotten
Astraea Redux
Petition in Hieroglyphs
Astraea Redux without Cash
Contrat Social
Printed Paper
Dishonoured Bills
Controller Calonne
The Notables
Lomenie's Edicts
Lomenie's Thunderbolts
Lomenie's Plots
Lomenie's Death-throes
Burial with Bonfire
The Notables Again
The Election
Grown Electric
The Procession
Mercury de Breze
Broglie the War-God
To Arms!
Give us Arms
Storm and Victory
Not a Revolt
Conquering Your King
The Lanterne
Make the Constitution
The Constituent Assembly
The General Overturn
In Queue
The Fourth Estate
O Richard, O My King
Black Cockades
The Menads
Usher Maillard
To Versailles
At Versailles
The Equal Diet
The Grand Entries
From Versailles
The Constitution
In the Tuileries
In the Salle de Manege
The Muster
Je le Jure
Solemn League and Covenant
As in the Age of Gold
Sound and Smoke
Arrears and Aristocrats
Bouille at Metz
Arrears at Nanci
Inspector Malseigne
Bouille at Nanci
The Wakeful
Sword in Hand
To Fly or Not to Fly
The Day of Poniards
Death of Mirabeau
Easter at Saint-Cloud
Easter at Paris
Count Fersen
The New Berline
Old-Dragoon Drouet
The Night of Spurs
The Return
Sharp Shot
Grande Acceptation
The Book of the Law
No Sugar
Kings and Emigrants
Brigands and Jales
Constitution Will Not March
The Jacobins
Minister Roland
The Hereditary Representative
Procession of the Black Breeches
Executive That Does Not Act
Let Us March
Some Consolation to Mankind
At Dinner
The Steeples at Midnight
The Swiss
Constitution Burst in Pieces
The Guillotine
The Improvised Commune
September in Paris
A Trilogy
The Circular
September in Argonne
The Deliberative
The Executive
The Loser Pays
Stretching of Formulas
At the Bar
The Three Votings
Place de la Revolution
Cause and Effect
Culottic and Sansculottic
Growing Shrill
Fatherland in Danger
Sansculottism Accoutred
The Traitor
In Fight
In Death-Grips
Charlotte Corday
In Civil War
Retreat of the Eleven
O Nature
Sword of Sharpness
Risen against Tyrants
The Twenty-Two
Rushing Down
Carmagnole Complete
Like a Thunder-Cloud
Do Thy Duty
The Gods Are Athirst
Danton, No Weakness
The Tumbrils
The Prisons
To Finish the Terror
Go Down To
La Cabarus
Lion Not Dead
Lion Sprawling Its Last
Grilled Herrings
The Whiff of Grapeshot
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