The Days of the French Revolution (Paperback)

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A great general introdution to the French Revolution that is easy to read and exciting at the same time. An enjoyable read for someone sipping Cognac and smoking a Gauloises cigarette in a cafe overlooking the Seine.

— From Conflicts & Struggles


Works from Les Misirables by Victor Hugo to Citizens by Simon Schama have been inspired by the French Revolution. Now available for the first time in years, The Days of the French Revolution brings to life the events that changed the future of Western civilization. As compelling as any fiction thriller, this real-life drama moves from the storming of the Bastille to the doomed court of Louis XVI, the salon of Madame Roland, and even the boudoir of Marie Antoinette. Hibbert recounts the events that swirled around Napoleon, Mirabeau, Danton, Marat, and Robespierre with eyewitness accounts and his "usual grace and flair for divulging interesting detail" (Booklist). This trade paperback edition has twenty-eight pages of black-and-white illustrations, and will be published in time for Bastille Day.

About the Author

Christopher Hibbert, an Oxford graduate, has written more than fifty books, including Wellington: A Personal History, London: The Biography of a City, Redcoats and Rebels, and The Destruction of Lord Raglan. He lives with his family in Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, England.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780688169787
ISBN-10: 0688169783
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: June 23rd, 1999
Pages: 384
Language: English