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I'm not sure how this book wound up on my to-read list - I don't really know anything about Chateaubriand and have certainly never read any of his work. It must have been mentioned in a review of some other book as a good biography. It was well written and interesting, but difficult for me because it did assume a certain base of knowledge about revolutionary France and about the authors and other major figures of the time. A fair thing to assume someone reading the book would have, but in my ...more