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A place of greater safety, Hilary Mantel

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A place of greater safety
Title
A place of greater safety
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Hilary Mantel
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eng
Summary
With A Place of Greater Safety, Hilary Mantel makes her American debut in a dazzling and magisterial novel about one of the most crucial--and shattering--events in modern history, the French Revolution. Already acclaimed in her native England, this book should provoke an equally enthusiastic response from readers on this side of the Atlantic. At the center of this bold epic are three men who led the revolt against the tyrannies and injustices of the Ancient Regime: Georges-Jacques Danton, an ugly, ambitious, and charismatic spokesman; Maximilien Robespierre, slight, precise, wishing to do good for others; and their friend, Camille Desmoulins, an inveterate conspirator pamphleteer, and seducer (obsessed for years by a married woman, he eventually marries--he's not sure how--her daughter). Three young men of obscure origins from the provinces, all make their way to Paris, where, in 1787, they will be presented with--and will seize--the opportunity to transform their world. Surrounding these men are their friends, their families and lovers, as well as the famous figures and events that Mantel has so brilliantly depicted ... Louis XVI and his decadent court, Mirabeau and Marat, the Marquis de Lafayette and the Marquis de Sade, Saint-Just and Choderlos de Laclos, the Committee of Public Safety, the Mountain, the Gironde, the Sans-culottes and Dr. Guillotin's machine. Having unleashed the forces of revolution in the name of liberty and happiness, Danton, Robespierre, and Desmoulins will become witnesses to, participants in, and, eventually, victims of, an uncontrollable escalating spiral of rage and need, terror and violence. An audacious, informed, and encompassing portrayal of the genuine achievements and the harrowing tragedy of the French Revolution, Hilary Mantel's A Place of Greater Safety is fiction on a grand scale and in the grand tradition
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MZF
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1952-
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Mantel, Hilary
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Danton, Georges Jacques
  • Robespierre, Maximilien
  • Desmoulins, Camille
  • Danton, Georges Jacques
  • Desmoulins, Camille
  • Robespierre, Maximilien
  • Revolution (France : 1789-1799)
  • France
  • France
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A place of greater safety, Hilary Mantel
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Copyright
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition
Extent
xvi, 749 pages
Isbn
9780312426392
Lccn
98026688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)77523688
Label
A place of greater safety, Hilary Mantel
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition
Extent
xvi, 749 pages
Isbn
9780312426392
Lccn
98026688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)77523688

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