Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution pdf

Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution  pdf

Title: Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution pdf

Author: Kate Quinn ,

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,Historical,Cultural,France,European History,French Revolution

Pages: 547 pages

Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution pdf

Six bestselling and award-winning authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers—six unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution.,Ribbons of Scarlet is a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution—and change the world.,In late eighteenth-century France, women do not have a place in politics. But as the tide of revolution rises, women from gilded salons to the streets of Paris decide otherwise—upending a world order that has long oppressed them.,Blue-blooded Sophie de Grouchy believes in democracy, education, and equal rights for women, and marries the only man in Paris who agrees. Emboldened to fight the injustices of King Louis XVI, Sophie aims to prove that an educated populace can govern itself–but one of her students, fruit-seller Louise Audu, is hungrier for bread and vengeance than learning. When the Bastille falls and Louise leads a women’s march to Versailles, the monarchy is forced to bend, but not without a fight. The king’s pious sister Princess Elisabeth takes a stand to defend her brother, spirit her family to safety, and restore the old order, even at the risk of her head.,But when fanatics use the newspapers to twist the revolution’s ideals into a new tyranny, even the women who toppled the monarchy are threatened by the guillotine. Putting her faith in the pen, brilliant political wife Manon Roland tries to write a way out of France’s blood-soaked Reign of Terror while pike-bearing Pauline Leon and steely Charlotte Corday embrace violence as the only way to save the nation. With justice corrupted by revenge, all the women must make impossible choices to survive–unless unlikely heroine and courtesan’s daughter Emilie de Sainte-Amaranthe can sway the man who controls France’s fate: the fearsome Robespierre.

 

A Place of Greater Safety pdf

A Place of Greater Safety  pdf

Title: A Place of Greater Safety pdf

Author: Hilary Mantel

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,Cultural,France,Historical,European History,French Revolution,Literary Fiction,Literature,18th Century,European Literature,British Literature,Literature,Novels

Pages: 872 pages

A Place of Greater Safety pdf

Capturing the violence, tragedy, history, and drama of the French Revolution, this novel focuses on the families and loves of three men who led the Revolution–Danton, the charismatic leader and orator; Robespierre, the cold rationalist; and Desmoulins, the rabble-rouser.

 

Dancing to the Precipice: Lucie de la Tour du Pin and the French Revolution pdf

Dancing to the Precipice: Lucie de la Tour du Pin and the French Revolution  pdf

Title: Dancing to the Precipice: Lucie de la Tour du Pin and the French Revolution pdf

Author: Caroline Moorehead

Genre: ,Biography,History,Nonfiction,European History,French Revolution,Literature,18th Century,Historical

Pages: 480 pages

Dancing to the Precipice: Lucie de la Tour du Pin and the French Revolution pdf

Born Lucie Dillon, to a half-French mother and an Anglo-Irish father, her world was Versailles and the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. She married a French aristocrat, and narrowly survived the French Revolution, escaping to America at the time of Washington and Jefferson. Here, she lived a life of milking cows and chopping wood, having previously been accustomed to the lavish life of the French court.,Returning to France prematurely, Lucie had to flee again, this time to England, where she took up sewing in order to support herself and her family. Repeatedly in the right place at the right time, Lucie saw the Battle of Waterloo, the fall of Napoleon and the return of Louis XVIII, and the Restoration. She was an outstanding diarist and a remarkable woman, who witnessed one of the most dramatic and brutal periods of history, playing the part of observer, commentator and, often, participant.,For the last years of her life she was ambassadress to Holland and the Kingdom of Sardinia. Her friends included Wellington, Lafayette, Alexander Hamilton, Talleyrand and Madame de Stael. She died, aged 83, in Pisa. Mixing politics and court intrigue, social observation and everyday details about food, work, illness, children, manners and clothes, Caroline Moorehead paints a vivid and memorable portrait of an era – lasting three-quarters of a century – that saw the fortunes of France, as well as those of Lucie herself, rise and fall and rise again. Both as a witness and as a survivor, Lucie is a superb subject for an exemplary biographer.