The French Revolution is a work by Scottish essayist, philosopher,
and historian Thomas Carlyle. It is a massive, even heroic
undertaking - one which hadn't been achieved before and has not
since. Carlyle's literary style is unique: written in the present
tense first-person plural, A History follows along chronologically
as the events of the Revolution unfold with sweeping, apocalyptic
grandeur. The reader feels as though he or she were observing,
participating almost in, the events occurring on the Paris streets.
The reader is carried along day-by-day, month-by-month as the as
the inevitable disaster comes to life: the meeting of the Estates
General, the Tennis Court Oath, the march on Versailles, the varied
attempts to draft a constitution, the fall out between the royal
couple and the Revolutionary Government, the escape attempt to
Varennes, the beheading of the king and queen, the "Reign of
Terror," and lastly the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte as he famously
cleared the streets with a "whiff of grapeshot."
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