Letters Written in France

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Broadview Press, Aug 21, 2001 - History - 295 pages
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Helen Maria Williams was a poet, novelist, and radical thinker deeply immersed in the political struggles of the 1790s. Her Letters Written in France is the first and most important of eight volumes chronicling the French Revolution to an England fearful of another civil war. Her twenty-six letters recounting old regime tyranny and revolutionary events provide both an apology for the Revolution and a representation of it as sublime spectacle.

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Charming and informative first person account of the French Revolution, if not particularly subtle in thought or style. The large chunk relating the sentimental tale of a disinherited nobleman is a rollicking good time, though. Read full review

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Fascinating, nicely written work from a too-little known writer Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Neil Fraistat, of the University of Maryland, has written and edited widely in the field of Romantic literature.

Susan S. Lanser, also of the University of Maryland, has written on eighteenth-century culture and on women writers.

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