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"Judicious, balanced, and admirably clear at every point. This is quite the calmest and least abusive history of the Revolution you will ever read."
?Hilary Mantel, London Review of Books
Since his execution by guillotine in July 1794, Maximilien Robespierre has been contested terrain for historians. Was he a bloodthirsty charlatan or the only true defender of revolutionary ideals? The first modern dictator or the earliest democrat? Was his extreme moralism a heroic virtue or a ruinous flaw?
Against the dramatic backdrop of the French Revolution, historian Ruth Scurr tracks Robespierre's evolution from provincial lawyer to devastatingly efficient revolutionary leader, righteous and paranoid in equal measure. She explores his reformist zeal, his role in the fall of the monarchy, his passionate attempts to design a modern republic, even his extraordinary effort to found a perfect religion. And she follows him into the Terror, as the former death- penalty opponent makes summary execution the order of the day, himself falling victim to the violence at the age of thirty-six.
Written with epic sweep, full of nuance and insight, Fatal Purity is a fascinating portrait of a man who identified with the Revolution to the point of madness, and in so doing changed the course of history.
Born in 1971, Ruth Scurr studied at Oxford and Cambridge, where she currently teaches politics and history. A prominent literary critic, she has written for The New York Review of Books and The Times Literary Supplement. Fatal Purity is her first book.
Titolo: Fatal Purity
Casa editrice: CHATTO & WINDUS (RAN
Data di pubblicazione: 2006
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Chatto & Windus, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Fatal Purity: Robespierre and the French Revolution This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Codice libro della libreria 7719-9780701176006
Descrizione libro Chatto & Windus, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Previously may have been exposed to water (some marks remain but is usable) Acceptable items may shows sign of prior usage, pages stained or discoloured from the outside. Covers/corners and spine may be worn/bent, may contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Codice libro della libreria mon0001224046
Descrizione libro Chatto & Windus, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. This book may include some defects such moderate highlighting and notes. Cover and some pages may be creased and show discolouration. Ex-library. However the book is still readable. we ship books from UK within 1 working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0000471844
Descrizione libro Chatto & Windus, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. A slight tan to page edges Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0006605202
Descrizione libro Chatto & Windus, 2006., 2006. 1st edition, hardback, large 8vo, 388pp, illustrated, clean and tight, no inscriptions, Very Good / Very Good dustwrapper. ISBN: 0701176008. Codice libro della libreria 215065
Descrizione libro Chatto & Windus, 2006. 0701176008, 2006. 1st edn 1st printing. 8vo. Original silver lettered black cloth (Fine), dustwrapper (Fine in protective wrapper, not price clipped). Pp. 388, illus with coloured and b&w plates and maps (no inscriptions). Codice libro della libreria 103668
Descrizione libro Chatto & Windus, London, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. !st Imp, not price clipped, no owner's name or other inscription, D/j has no tears, nicks, creases or marks and is protected by a clear removable sleeve. Codice libro della libreria 04183
Descrizione libro Chatto & Windus, London, 2006, 2006. 24.0 x 16.0cms, 388pp, b/w illusts, fine hardcover & dustwrapper Scurr traces Maximilien de Robespierre's life from his childhood in Arrasto his passionate and idealistic defense of the Revolution and his implacable leadership. Codice libro della libreria 117039
Descrizione libro CHATTO & WINDUS (RAN, London, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good+. First Edition. Index. 750 grams weight; Color Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 388 pages. Codice libro della libreria 20144
Descrizione libro Chatto & Windus, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Dust Jacket. Glazed pictorial boards. ; 1.57 x 9.21 x 6.3 Inches. Codice libro della libreria 16399