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Beware Madame La Guillotine

Author : Sarah Towle
language : en
Release Date : 2014-03-16

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Time-travel to 1793 and the French Revolution with this historical drama narrated by Charlotte Corday, 24-year-old schoolgirl-turned-murderess. Find out why she abandoned her family to stalk radical leader Jean-Paul Marat. Experience how she was caught up in the chaos that claimed the lives of her king and queen, and rocked her nation, and the world, forever. Time Traveler Tales interactive books harness the fiction writer's flair for storytelling with the scholar's pursuit of fact to bring history to life. They are true stories, beautifully told, and peppered throughout with puzzles, text boxes, and archival illustrations. What's more, our narrators, hand picked from the historical record, are certain to draw you in and keep you there. Discover history with those who made it!

The Skull Of Charlotte Corday

Author : Leslie Dick
language : en
Publisher: Scribner
Release Date : 2002-07-19

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This brilliant collection of short stories descends into the deeper recesses of the human mind and maps the bizarre byways of human history. The title story tells the true tale of the assassin who murdered the French revolutionary leader Jean Paul Marat in his bath. After a public execution, Corday's skull found its way into the hands of Princess Marie Bonaparte, who was to become a pioneer psychoanalyst. Leslie Dick skillfully interweaves the stories of these two women, their lives linked by the macabre trophy.

The Death Penalty

Author : Jacques Derrida
language : en
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date : 2013-12-04

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In this newest installment in Chicago’s series of Jacques Derrida’s seminars, the renowned philosopher attempts one of his most ambitious goals: the first truly philosophical argument against the death penalty. While much has been written against the death penalty, Derrida contends that Western philosophy is massively, if not always overtly, complicit with a logic in which a sovereign state has the right to take a life. Haunted by this notion, he turns to the key places where such logic has been established—and to the place it has been most effectively challenged: literature. With his signature genius and patient yet dazzling readings of an impressive breadth of texts, Derrida examines everything from the Bible to Plato to Camus to Jean Genet, with special attention to Kant and post–World War II juridical texts, to draw the landscape of death penalty discourses. Keeping clearly in view the death rows and execution chambers of the United States, he shows how arguments surrounding cruel and unusual punishment depend on what he calls an “anesthesial logic,” which has also driven the development of death penalty technology from the French guillotine to lethal injection. Confronting a demand for philosophical rigor, he pursues provocative analyses of the shortcomings of abolitionist discourse. Above all, he argues that the death penalty and its attendant technologies are products of a desire to put an end to one of the most fundamental qualities of our finite existence: the radical uncertainty of when we will die. Arriving at a critical juncture in history—especially in the United States, one of the last Christian-inspired democracies to resist abolition—The Death Penalty is both a timely response to an important ethical debate and a timeless addition to Derrida’s esteemed body of work.

The World Of The Salons

Author : Antoine Lilti
language : en
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date : 2015

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"The world of the 18th century salon has long been lauded as a meritocratic setting where writers, philosophers, and women created the Enlightenment. Based on a thorough study of archival sources and using methodology derived from cultural history, social history, and the history of literature, The World of Salons proposes a completely new reading of salons' sociability in eighteenth-century Paris. It challenges the commonly accepted vision of salons as literary circles that were part of the Republic of Letters. It argues, instead, that salons were institutions of worldly sociability, had helped shape 'the world' (le monde) and high society. They have been essential places where the aristocratic elites of the capital met and interacted with literary figures. These interactions based on the mastery of the codes of polite conversation but also on the circulation of news and of personal reputations are the subject of this book. The World of the Salon looks at the way in which eighteenth-century social elites redefined themselves through their practices of worldly sociability. It highlights why some men of letters of the Enlightenment attended the salons. Moving from the salons to worldliness permits taking on some broader debates as well. What relations did worldly sociability maintain with the public sphere? How did the Parisian nobility use the idea of worldly merit and the figure of the man of the world (homme du monde) to preserve its social preeminence? Was the new political culture characterized by an appeal to the public compatible with the monarchical apparatus and with court intrigues? The World of the Salons is suitable for an Anglophone audience of early modern European cultural, political, and intellectual historians"--Provided by publisher.

Annette Vallon

Author : James Tipton
language : en
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date : 2009-10-13

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For fans of Tracy Chevalier and Sarah Dunant comes this vibrant, alluring debut novel of a compelling, independent woman who would inspire one of the world's greatest poets and survive a nation's bloody transformation. Set amid the terror and excitement of the French Revolution, James Tipton's evocative novel is the story of a woman who has for too long been relegated to the shadows of history: Annette Vallon, William Wordsworth's mistress and muse. Born into a world of wealth and pleasure, Annette enjoys the privileges of aristocracy, but a burning curiosity and headstrong independence set her apart. Spoiled by the novels of Rousseau, she refuses to be married unless it is for passion. Yet the love she finds with a young English poet will test Annette in unexpected ways, bringing great joy and danger in a time of terror and death. Told in sparking prose, Annette Vallon captures the courage and fearlessness of a woman whose dramatic story illuminates a turbulent and fascinating era.

The Last Day Of A Condemned Man

Author : Victor Hugo
language : en
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date : 2012-03-07

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In this profoundly moving classic by the author of Les Misérables, a condemned man facing the guillotine looks back on his life and writes of his anguish inside prison walls.

Lippincott S Magazine Of Literature Science And Education

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language : en
Release Date : 1868

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