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The Ancien Regime and the French Revolution
By Gerald Bevan (trans), Alexis de Tocqueville and Hugh Brogan (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date July 29, 2008
Pages 307
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780141441641
ISBN-10 014144164X
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $16.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: A powerful new translation of de Tocqueville's influential look at the origins of modern France 

The Ancien Régime and the Revolution is a comparison of revolutionary France and the despotic rule it toppled. Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–59) is an objective observer of both periods – providing a merciless critique of the ancien régime, with its venality, oppression and inequality, yet acknowledging the reforms introduced under Louis XVI, and claiming that the post-Revolution state was in many ways as tyrannical as that of the King; its once lofty and egalitarian ideals corrupted and forgotten. Writing in the 1850s, Tocqueville wished to expose the return to despotism he witnessed in his own time under Napoleon III, by illuminating the grand, but ultimately doomed, call to liberty made by the French people in 1789. His eloquent and instructive study raises questions about liberty, nationalism and justice that remain urgent today.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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With Hugh Brogan (other contributor) | from Penguin Classics (July 29, 2008); titled "The Ancien Regime and the French Revolution"
9780141441641 | details & prices | 307 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.00
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