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The French Revolution
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  • 1

    The French Revolution, Volume 1: The Bastille

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Thomas Carlyle
    • Narrated By Robert Bethune
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    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.

    Michael says: "A Poetic Version of the Revolution"
    A Poetic Version of the Revolution

    The first reviewers of this audio-book missed the point entirely. Clearly Carlyle is not a contemporary writer and he is not writing an expository tex..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 20 2011 by Michael (Beverly Hills, California, United States)
  • 2

    The French Revolution, Volume 2: The Constitution

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Thomas Carlyle
    • Narrated By Robert Bethune
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    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.

    Robert W. says: "A literary history treat"
    A literary history treat

    This book is a treat for the ears. It's like fine wine or anything else that needs intelligence, experience, and taste to be appreciated. I had to b..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 26 2010 by Robert W. ()
  • 3

    The French Revolution, Volume 3: The Guillotine

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Thomas Carlyle
    • Narrated By Robert Bethune
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    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.

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