The French Revolution
The best books that are about, set in, or written in the French Revolution time period.
Fiction, non-fiction and poetry all allowed.
1 A Tale of Two Cities
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2 The Scarlet Pimpernel
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3 Marie Antoinette: The Journey
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4 Madame Tussaud: A Novel of ...
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5 The French Revolution: A Hi...
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6 Courage
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7 A Place of Greater Safety
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8 Scaramouche
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9 The Elusive Pimpernel
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10 Citizens: A Chronicle of th...
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11 The Persecution and Assassi...
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12 Revolution
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13 The Adventures of the Scarl...
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14 The Glass-Blowers
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15 The Knight of Maison-Rouge
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16 The Old Regime and the Fren...
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17 Twelve Who Ruled: The Year ...
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18 City of Darkness, City of L...
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19 The Gods Will Have Blood
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19 El Dorado: Further Adventur...
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21 Marie Antoinette: The Portr...
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22 Reflections on the Revoluti...
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23 Fatal Purity: Robespierre a...
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24 The Triumph of the Scarlet ...
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25 The Days of the French Revo...
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26 The League Of The Scarlet P...
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27 Dantons Tod
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28 Ninety-Three
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28 The Josephine B. Trilogy
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30 The Lost King of France: Ho...
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31 The woman with the velvet n...
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32 The Chouans
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32 Abundance: A Novel of Marie...
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34 The Countess de Charny
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35 The Companions of Jehu
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35 La Comtesse de Rudolstadt
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37 Virtue and Terror
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38 Fouché
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39 Taking the Bastile
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40 The Road from Versailles: L...
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41 Until That Distant Day
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42 In the Reign of Terror: The...
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43 The Red Necklace (French Re...
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44 The Whites and the Blues
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45 Le Chevalier Des Touches
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46 Sir Percy Leads the Band (S...
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47 Mam'zelle Guillotine
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48 La Confession de Talleyrand...
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49 Robespierre
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50 Marat : Ecrits
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51 A Critical Dictionary of th...
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51 The Fatal Friendship: Marie...
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53 A Far Better Rest
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54 The Many Lives & Secret Sor...
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54 Rebel Daughters: Women and ...
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54 Mistress of the Revolution
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57 Tales of Passion, Tales of ...
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58 Game of Patience (Aristide ...
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59 The Last Great Dance on Ear...
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60 Trianon: A Novel of Royal F...
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61 The Gods Are Thirsty: A Nov...
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62 Queen of Fashion: What Mari...
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63 Liberty: The Lives and Time...
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64 Paris in the Terror
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65 The Cavalier of the Apocaly...
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66 Camille Desmoulins
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67 An Episode Under the Terror
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68 Andrea Chenier: An Opera in...
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69 Thomas Jefferson's Paris
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70 Poésies de André Chénier: E...
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70 Luis XVI
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72 The Long Affair: Thomas Jef...
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73 Reasons for Wishing to Pres...
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74 The Great Upheaval: America...
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74 Past Her Time
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74 The Time of Terror (Nathan ...
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74 The Valley of Heaven and He...
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74 The Pale Assassin (Pimperne...
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74 Jean-Baptiste Cléry: Eyewit...
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74 Glory and Terror: Seven Dea...
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74 Politics, Culture, and Clas...
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74 The Crowd in the French Rev...
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74 Bluebird, or The Invention ...
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74 Out of the Shadows: Women a...
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85 Sovay
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85 The Deaths of Louis XVI: Re...
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85 A Short History of the Fren...
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85 Marie Antoinette
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85 Caroline Cherie   Tome I 4 ...
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85 Robespierre: A Revolutionar...
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85 Rights of Man
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92 Ramage (The Lord Ramage Nov...
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92 Palace of Justice (Aristide...
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92 In Search of Honor
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92 Women and the Public Sphere...
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92 Women Writing Opera: Creati...
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92 A Vindication of the Rights...
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98 The One Thing More
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98 A Treasury of Regrets (Aris...
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98 Rebellious Hearts: British ...
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Comments (showing 1-12 of 12) (12 new)

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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

How come Les Miserables isn't on here???? Hehehe


message 2: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited May 27, 2011 02:46PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You could add it.

ETA: Isn't Les Miserables set in the early 1800s? I think it starts in about 1815.


message 3: by Julia (last edited May 28, 2011 07:22AM) (new)

Julia Boechat Machado The story of Les Misérables starts in 1815, Susanna is right.


message 4: by Julia (last edited Nov 16, 2011 03:04PM) (new)

Julia Boechat Machado I'm going to remove Les Misérables, since it is set from 1815 to June Rebellion, aka The Paris Uprising of 1832, not during the French Revolution.


message 5: by Elisabeth (new)

Elisabeth I added Elizabeth Gaskell's My Lady Ludlow because, even though it is a mainly English story, there is a story-within-the-story about the French Revolution that takes up a good part of the book (almost a third, I'd say).


message 6: by Heidi (new)

Heidi Clayman deleted user wrote: "How come Les Miserables isn't on here???? Hehehe"

Les Miserables is not about the French Revolution; it's about the June Rebellion of 1832.


message 7: by Cam (new)

Cam Is the June Rebellion not French then? I cam here looking for the 1848


message 8: by Heidi (new)

Heidi Clayman Cameron wrote: "Is the June Rebellion not French then? I cam here looking for the 1848"

the june rebellion is French, but its not French revelution


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads France has had so many revolutions, and failed revolutions, you have to be very specific.


message 10: by Heidi (new)

Heidi Clayman Susanna wrote: "France has had so many revolutions, and failed revolutions, you have to be very specific."

i know!


message 11: by Paul (new)

Paul Bowes Checked for duplicates: 1 book removed.


message 12: by Paul (new)

Paul Bowes Removed #22, 'Les Misérables' - set in 1815-32, not at the time of the French Revolution (1789-99).


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