the Bastille - The French Revolution-logo

the Bastille - The French Revolution

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle's The French Revolution is a landmark of literary history. Conceived not as a dry recounting of facts, but as a personal, vivid, direct and dramatic encounter with the turbulent times of revolutionary France, it is in fact an extended dramatic monologue in which we meet not only the striking personalities and events of the time, but the equally striking personality and mind of Thomas Carlyle himself. In this, the first volume of the series, we live out the course of the French Revolution, from the death of Louis XV to the triumphal celebrations of early days of the National Assembly. Thomas Carlyle's writing is a true challenge to the reader and the listener. He does not write in the calm, objective, matter-of-fact style of a modern historian; quite the contrary! He writes as if he were there, a witness to history, passionately involved with the events that he makes unfold before our eyes. He gives his rare mastery of the outer reaches of the English language full scope, challenging us to grasp not only his complex thoughts, but his intricate manner of expressing them. Grappling with his mind and with the events of the Revolution at the same time is a powerful challenge for any reader or listener.

Thomas Carlyle's The French Revolution is a landmark of literary history. Conceived not as a dry recounting of facts, but as a personal, vivid, direct and dramatic encounter with the turbulent times of revolutionary France, it is in fact an extended dramatic monologue in which we meet not only the striking personalities and events of the time, but the equally striking personality and mind of Thomas Carlyle himself. In this, the first volume of the series, we live out the course of the French Revolution, from the death of Louis XV to the triumphal celebrations of early days of the National Assembly. Thomas Carlyle's writing is a true challenge to the reader and the listener. He does not write in the calm, objective, matter-of-fact style of a modern historian; quite the contrary! He writes as if he were there, a witness to history, passionately involved with the events that he makes unfold before our eyes. He gives his rare mastery of the outer reaches of the English language full scope, challenging us to grasp not only his complex thoughts, but his intricate manner of expressing them. Grappling with his mind and with the events of the Revolution at the same time is a powerful challenge for any reader or listener.
More Information

Genres:

History

Description:

Thomas Carlyle's The French Revolution is a landmark of literary history. Conceived not as a dry recounting of facts, but as a personal, vivid, direct and dramatic encounter with the turbulent times of revolutionary France, it is in fact an extended dramatic monologue in which we meet not only the striking personalities and events of the time, but the equally striking personality and mind of Thomas Carlyle himself. In this, the first volume of the series, we live out the course of the French Revolution, from the death of Louis XV to the triumphal celebrations of early days of the National Assembly. Thomas Carlyle's writing is a true challenge to the reader and the listener. He does not write in the calm, objective, matter-of-fact style of a modern historian; quite the contrary! He writes as if he were there, a witness to history, passionately involved with the events that he makes unfold before our eyes. He gives his rare mastery of the outer reaches of the English language full scope, challenging us to grasp not only his complex thoughts, but his intricate manner of expressing them. Grappling with his mind and with the events of the Revolution at the same time is a powerful challenge for any reader or listener.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Bethune

Length:

11h 25m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

47:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

18:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

24:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

13:52


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

13:12


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

20:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

10:30


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

10:52


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

13:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:09


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

12:08


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:34


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

12:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

15:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

00:25