Thomas Carlyle’s _The French Revolution_

If it’s violent imagery you need, or a window into revolutions more generally, or a “living deluge, plunging headlong” into British early 19th-century prose style, Thomas Carlyle’s The French Revolution (1837) should fill the bill.  If you can put up with the mannerisms of the reader, there’s a series of this stuff available now on my YouTube channel, where I’m still exploring capabilities.

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  1. Great Caryle interpretation. That book is one of my all time favorites. I like the dramatic backdrops. Perhaps you can read the portion where Louis is captured at Varennes (Night of Spurs I believe), perhaps at a freeway rest stop.

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