Queenly Women, Crowned and Uncrowned

Queenly Women, Crowned and Uncrowned (Paperback)

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Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1150372346
EAN: 9781150372346
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 310
Publish Date: 2010-01-31
Binding: Paperback
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1885 Excerpt: ... Among the many remarkable characters developed by the French Revolution few are more worthy of notice than that of Madame Roland. The materials from which to sketch her life and character are very abundant--being contained in her letters, and in that almost inimitable autobiography, written during her last earthly days in prison, awaiting the denouement of a sad but brilliant life. In introducing those memoirs she says: "I propose to myself to employ the leisure hours of my captivity in relating the history of my life, from my infancy to the present time. Thus to retrace the steps of one's career is to live a second time; and what better can a prisoner do than, by a happy fiction, or by interesting recollections, to transport herself from her prison?" The memoir thus delicately introduced, is dated at the "Prison of St. Pelagie, August 9, 1793," and commences thus: "Daughter of an artist, wife of a philosopher, who, when a minister of State, remained a man of virtue: now a prisoner, destined, perhaps, to a violent and unexpected death, I have known happiness and adversity; I have learned what glory is, and have suffered injustice. Born in a humble condition, but of respectable parents, I passed my youth in the bosom of the arts and amid the delights of study; knowing no superiority but that of merit, no grandeur but that of virtue." Her father, Gratien Phlippon, was an engraver by trade, but he sought to enlarge his business by speculations in diamonds and other precious stones, also in sculpture, as well as in engravings. He was a stirring, intent, and thriving business man, and accumulated quite a property. Somewhat coarse and stubborn in his nature--very unlike his mild, beautiful, and pious wife. The low mutterings of the coming storm of revolution are ...
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Title: Queenly Women, Crowned and Uncrowned
Publisher: General Books
Author: Unknown Author
Created By: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1150372346
EAN: 9781150372346
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 310
Publish Date: 2010-01-31
Binding: Paperback

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