Author: Moore, Lucy
Publisher: Harper Press
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: As New
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, 464 pages. Writing with vigour and sympathy, Moore recreates the tumultuous atmosphere that galvanized a cast of remarkable characters - from aristocrats like the passionate and intellectual Garmaine de Stael, to women of the people such as the unhappy courtesan Theroigne de Mericourt, through to the glittering merveilleuses, whose glamour propelled them to the top of post revolutionary society. Through there lives, loves and failures, the wider history of the Revolution receives a compassionate retelling that illuminates not only the brief, hopeful period in which equality seemed within reach, but also in the ways in which they were betrayed.