Letters Written in France: in the Summer 1790, to a Friend in England
Containing Various Anecdotes Relative to the French Revolution
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Letters Written in France: in the Summer 1790, to a Friend in England by Helen Maria Williams
Book DescriptionHelen 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781551112558
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Broadview Press Ltd
Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: Canada
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Author Biography - Helen Maria Williams
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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