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Twilight of the Old Order, 1774-1778 (Age of the French Revolution #1)

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Paperback, 650 pages
Published July 1st 1989 by Simon & Schuster (first published July 1972)
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Manceron's delightful, almost breathless style fits perfectly for a book rising to the horrific climax of the revolution. He delves deeply into background of his main players, adding exploratory essays on life and literature that begin to assemble his grand picture.
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Né en 1923, Claude Manceron a contracté la poliomyélite à l'âge de 11 ans, ce qui l'a contraint à rester allonger pendant des années. Adulte, il devient éducateur spécialisé dans un centre pour paralysés. A la fin des années 1950, il publie son premier livre, un roman consacré aux Cent jours. Entré au Comité national des écrivains, il fréquente Aragon et signe le manifeste des 121 contre la guerre ...more
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