‘The French Revolution’ by Thomas Carlyle

In my previous post I had linked to the Internet Archive.

I recommend one book that you’ll find there, The French Revolution by the historian and satirical writer Thomas Carlyle. Besides the HTML version the IA also offers the book in a number of other formats.

Carlyle’s prose is very much a matter of taste. If you are interested in the subject matter and enjoy his eccentric and heavily metaphorical style of writing you are in for a real treat.

9 thoughts on “‘The French Revolution’ by Thomas Carlyle”

  1. Lex,

    ‘I’ll get to it one of these days’ is a daily thought of mine. I have had Churchill’s Marlborough and Gibbon’s Decline and Fall on the shelf directly over my bed for years, but so far I simply couldn’t get around to either of them.


    thanks, Taine seems an interesting author.

  2. I am saving Gibbon for my retirement, if that ever happens. Also Macaualay. Churchill said his speaking and writing style was based on Gibbon and Macaulay.

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