City of darkness, city of light

Title City of darkness, city of light
a novel
Author Marge Piercy
Publication Fawcett
Size X, 497p
Language ENG ENG
ISBN 0449912752
Topics American fiction--Historical
American fiction--Women
Revolutionaries--Fiction
Revolutions--France
France--History--Fiction
Notes In her most splendid, thought-provoking novel yet, Marge Piercy brings to vibrant life three women who play prominent roles in the tumultuous, bloody French Revolution--as well as their more famous male counterparts. Defiantly independent Claire Lacombe tests her theory: if men can make things happen, perhaps women can too. . . . Manon Philipon finds she has a talent for politics--albeit as the ghostwriter of her husband's speeches. . . . And Pauline Léon knows one thing for certain: the women must apply the pressure or their male colleagues will let them starve. While illuminating the lives of Robespierre, Danton, and Condorcet, Piercy also opens to us the minds and hearts of women who change their world, live their ideals--and are prepared to die for them.
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