|04-14-2012, 03:01 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South of Germany
Device: PRS650 (red), Kindle PW2, Galaxy Note 8
Yonge, Charles D.: The Life of Marie Antoinette. V1. 14-Apr-2012
A historical biography from 1876.
The most striking event in the annals of modern Europe is unquestionably the French Revolution of 1789—a Revolution which, in one sense, may be said to be still in progress, but which, in a more limited view, may be regarded as having been, consummated by the deposition and murder of the sovereign of the country. It is equally undeniable that, during its first period, the person who most attracts and rivets attention is the queen. One of the most brilliant of modern French writers has recently remarked that, in spite of the number of years which have elapsed since the grave closed over the sorrows of Marie Antoinette, and of the almost unbroken series of exciting events which have marked the annals of France in the interval, the interest excited by her story is as fresh and engrossing as ever; that such as Hecuba and Andromache were to the ancients, objects never named to inattentive ears, never contemplated without lively sympathy, such still is their hapless queen to all honest and intelligent Frenchmen. It may even be said that that interest has increased of late years. The respectful and remorseful pity which her fate could not fail to awaken has been quickened by the publication of her correspondence with her family and intimate friends, which has laid bare, without disguise, all her inmost thoughts and feelings, her errors as well as her good deeds, her weaknesses equally with her virtues.
|french revolution, history|
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Historical Fiction Dumas, Alexandre: Marie Antoinette Romances v1 30 Aug 2009||waller4343||ePub Books||2||09-02-2012 08:21 AM|
|Romance Corelli, Marie: The Life Everlasting. V1. 13 Apr 2011||crutledge||Kindle Books||0||04-13-2011 01:14 PM|
|Romance Corelli, Marie: The Life Everlasting. V1. 13 Apr 2011||crutledge||ePub Books||0||04-13-2011 01:13 PM|
|Romance Corelli, Marie: The Life Everlasting. V1. 13 Apr 2011||crutledge||BBeB/LRF Books||0||04-13-2011 01:11 PM|
|Historical Fiction Dumas, Alexandre: Marie Antoinette Romances v1 30 Aug 2009||waller4343||BBeB/LRF Books||4||09-01-2009 06:33 AM|