Keywords: france -- history -- revolution
Year of publication: 2001
THE TRAMPLING OF THE LILIES By Rafael Sabatini PART I. THE OLD RULE These are they Who ride on the court gale, control its tides Whose frown abases and whose smile exalts. They shine like any rainbowand, perchance, Their colours are as transient. Old Play CHAPTER I. MONSIEUR THE SECRETARY It was spring at Bellecourthe spring of 1789, a short three months before the fall of the Bastille came to give the nobles pause, and make them realise that these new philosophies, which so long they have ...
Keywords: 1789-1799 -- Fiction France -- History -- Revolution
Year of publication: 1999
SCARAMOUCHE A ROMANCE OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION By Rafael Sabatini BOOK I: THE ROBE CHAPTER I. THE REPUBLICAN He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad. And that was all his patrimony. His very paternity was obscure, although the village of Gavrillac had long since dispelled the cloud of mystery that hung about it. Those simple Brittany folk were not so simple as to be deceived by a pretended relationship which did not even possess the virtue of originality. When a ...
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