Quatrevingt-treize: Texte intégral (French Edition)

Initialement prévu comme le dernier volet d’une trilogie consacrée à l. a. révolution française, le livre se situe aux heures les plus noires du soulèvement populaire : l. a. Terreur.
La conference a « abdiqué » après un bain de sang orchestré par les girondins et comme emportés par une folie meurtrière, les vainqueurs - Danton et Robespierre – vont s’affronter à mort.

Victor Hugo position son décors en Vendée où les royalistes tentent un dernier coup de dés. l. a. flotte révolutionnaire traque sans merci une frégate, los angeles Claymore. A son bord le marquis de Lantenac qui doit prendre l. a. tête de los angeles révolte contre-révolutionnaire. Au tout dernier rapid, le royaliste parvient à rejoindre le rivage…

Au travers de ses personnages, Victor Hugo ne se contente pas d’un easy affrontement entre les valeurs de l’ancien régime et celles de l. a. révolution. Profondément républicain, il dépeint brillamment l’émergence de cet idéal souillé par des âmes noires et inflexibles.

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Death in Summer

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My Ántonia (Dover Thrift Editions)

By Willa Cather

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Middlemarch (Penguin Classics)

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Dead Souls

One of the main strange works of nineteenth-century fiction and a devastating satire on social hypocrisy

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Black Beauty (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics)

By Anna Sewell

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The Harbor

It is a striking book... an fulfillment in itself. In its time, it used to be some of the most remarkable novels additional to American fiction in lots of a yr. because the reviewer at the manhattan Tribune publicizes: The Harbor is "the first fairly awesome novel produced through the recent democracy... a publication of the previous and the current and the long run, not just of recent York and of this kingdom, yet of all of the global. Ernest Poole is an writer of remarkable presents, of principles and convictions."—New York Tribune.

Ernest Poole's The Harbor used to be one of many treats of the 12 months in the course of it truly is first 12 months of booklet — in fact—THE large deal with. in the course of the pages of this publication we relived our faculty days and glowed back with the hopes and joys and illusions of sweet sixteen. throughout the various and ever human stories in which Poole takes his hero, the single part that he used to be chuffed sufficient to overlook, and with which, unluckily! we have been inoculated, used to be the season whilst formative years imagines that it'll set the outdated international through the heels and should remedy the entire difficulties which are caring society.

Poole's hero fell in love with the nice God potency, however the hard work agitator, who reminds us of invoice Haywood, took him behind the curtain on the Harbor and the younger guy takes half in a very good strike of the transportation employees. And this can be what he says:

"I have heard them (the employees) say to those governments:

"Your civilization is crashing down. For 100 years, in all our moves and risings, you preached opposed to our violence—you talked of your legislation and order, your transparent planned pondering. In you lay the wish of the area, you acknowledged. You have been Civilization. You have been brain and technology, and in you used to be all potency, in you was once artwork, faith, and also you stored the general public Peace. yet now you have got damaged your whole vows. The world's treasures of artwork are as secure with you as they have been in the dead of night a while. Your Prince of Peace you've got trampled down. And all of your technology you've grew to become to the effective slaughter of guys. In every week of your boasted calmness you might have plunged the area right into a violence in addition to which all of the bloodshed in our moves and revolutions appear like a pool along with the ocean. And so that you have failed, you powers above, blindly and stupidly you've failed. For you might have set free a violence the place you're susceptible and we're robust. we're those armies that you've known as out. And sooner than we cross domestic to our houses we will ensure that those houses of ours shall not more turn into ashes at your will. For we will cease this struggle of yours and in our minds we will placed away all hatred of our brother males. For us they are going to be employees all. With them we will rise—and upward thrust again—until eventually the area is free!"

"What swap used to be coming in my existence? i didn't understand. of 1 factor basically used to be I convinced. The final of my gods, potency, whose ft had stood enterprise on mechanical legislation and in whose head have been all of the brains of the entire large males on the most sensible, had now come tottering, crashing down. And as an alternative a major new god, whose toes stood deep in poverty and in whose head have been all of the goals of the entire toilers of the earth, had referred to as to me with one deep voice, with one super burning ardour for the liberty of mankind."

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