THE CHEVALIER DE BOUFFLERS: A ROMANCE OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. WEBSTER, NESTA H.
THE CHEVALIER DE BOUFFLERS: A ROMANCE OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.
WEBSTER, NESTA H.
PUBLISHED BY E. P DUTTON AND COMPANY, NEW YORK: (1929)
B&W illustrations. (illustrator). Later printing. Full blue crushed Levant by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, elaborately gilt spine and covers with decorative roll gilt panel and central royal crests.
One of the greatest romances of this enthralling period [the 18th century], the love-story of the Chevalier de Boufflers and the Comtesse de Sabran, has been allowed by English writers to pass into oblivion. Theirs was the "grande passion" of the times . . . In this book I have attempted, for the benefit of English readers, to weave into a whole the fragments taken from all available sources - preferably contemporary sources. " A vast, moving tapestry of war and revolution as experienced during the 18th century by a French nobleman and his contemporaries, as reconstructed from actual correspondence from some of the principles in this work. A classic work on the French Revolution, filled with interesting true-life characters - both noble and despicable - and the horrific events they participated in or were subjected to.