Easton Press, Norwalk, CT. 2008. "The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle. Limited Collector's Edition. An elegant collection bound in full genuine leather with vintage illustrations and exquisite gold detailing.
This three volume collection from Easton Press includes:
Condition: Very fine without any flaws for all 3 volumes. A wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps inside the book. See photos. Sharp corners that have not been bumped. Tight binding, most likely unread books.
This is the history that introduced English-speaking people to the full meaning and tragedy of the French Revolution. Carlyle's scrupulous attention to facts and details, combined with his eloquent and poetic style, is populated by vivid characterizations of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, Mirabeau, Danton, Robespierre, Lafayette, Marat, and others.
Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:
* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations
About The AuthorThomas Carlyle was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era. He called economics "the dismal science," wrote articles for the Edinburgh Encyclopedia, and became a controversial social commentator.
Coming from a strict Calvinist family, Carlyle was expected to become a preacher by his parents, but while at the University of Edinburgh he lost his Christian faith. Calvinist values, however, remained with him throughout his life. His combination of a religious temperament with loss of faith in traditional Christianity, made Carlyle's work appealing to many Victorians who were grappling with scientific and political changes that threatened the traditional social order. He brought a trenchant style to his social and political criticism and a complex literary style to works such as The French Revolution: A History. Dickens used Carlyle's work as a primary source for the events of the French Revolution in his novel A Tale of Two cities.
- Easton Press
- Easton Press (2008)
- Full Genuine Leather
- Limited Edition, Complete Matching Set
- Very Fine