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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 third volume of the series, we live out the course of the French Revolution, from the aftermath of the insurrection of August 1792, which effectively brought the reign of Louis XVI to an end, through the short-lived Constitutional Assembly, into and through the horrors of the Reign of Terror and the emergence of the man on horseback: Napoleon Bonaparte. 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. Enjoy!

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 third volume of the series, we live out the course of the French Revolution, from the aftermath of the insurrection of August 1792, which effectively brought the reign of Louis XVI to an end, through the short-lived Constitutional Assembly, into and through the horrors of the Reign of Terror and the emergence of the man on horseback: Napoleon Bonaparte. 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. Enjoy!
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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 third volume of the series, we live out the course of the French Revolution, from the aftermath of the insurrection of August 1792, which effectively brought the reign of Louis XVI to an end, through the short-lived Constitutional Assembly, into and through the horrors of the Reign of Terror and the emergence of the man on horseback: Napoleon Bonaparte. 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. Enjoy!

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Bethune

Length:

11h 54m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

31:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:55


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

12:37


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

21:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

15:13


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

15:15


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:59


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

14:39


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

13:38


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

12:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:07


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

11:59


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

16:50


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:10


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

10:43


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:18


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

15:27


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:40


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

14:32


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:57


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

00:45