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Read more Read less. But the real insurrection of occurred in a very specific ideological context. This specific ISBN edition is currently not available. The first two of these are available as part of the series Livre de Poche pocket editions. DPReview Digital Photography. Main menu Skip to primary content. Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1.
Email required Address never made public. Name required. Post to Cancel. Individual structures took as little as fifteen minutes to erect. Some rebels had to be content with sabers, staffs, or scythes, but rifles were the weapons of choice, and bands of insurgents boldly seized them from small patrols of soldiers encountered in the streets. Why, you may ask, have I chosen to illustrate this post about a doomed revolt with the elegant photos of Nichole Robertson over at Little Brown Pen?
The insurgents staged a desperate last stand in and around this church, at the heart of the district where the fiercest fighting took place. The insurgents pleaded for help, but no help came. The citizens of Paris were not as quick to join the revolution as they were to join the unruly funeral procession. You at the barricade listen to this! And it was true.
This was different. Did that actually occur? Was there an elephant structure in the area during that period? If so — why? Will it help if I actually finish reading the novel? From Wikipedia :. The Elephant of the Bastille was a monument in Paris which existed between and Originally conceived in by Napoleon , the colossal statue was intended to be created out of bronze and placed in the Place de la Bastille, but only a plaster full-scale model was built. It was falling into ruins; every season the plaster which detached itself from its sides formed hideous wounds upon it.
There it stood in its corner, melancholy, sick, crumbling, surrounded by a rotten palisade, soiled continually by drunken coachmen; cracks meandered athwart its belly, a lath projected from its tail, tall grass flourished between its legs; and, as the level of the place had been rising all around it for a space of thirty years, by that slow and continuous movement which insensibly elevates the soil of large towns, it stood in a hollow, and it looked as though the ground were giving way beneath it. It was unclean, despised, repulsive, and superb, ugly in the eyes of the bourgeois, melancholy in the eyes of the thinker.
This entry was posted on Monday, December 24th, at pm by Cynthia Haven and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2. Both comments and pings are currently closed. Congratulations, Linda! You made the th post!
Hi Cynthia, Am I number ? My 15 yr. As far as the historical context, are the events that occur in the story historically correct? The way that the prisoners were treated, the way that Fontine sp? And probably see the show on Broadway. Thanks for all of your interest and information. Linda was technically , but only for a few minutes. She had an earlier comment that wound up in a spam filter, so when that posted, she was 98 and I believe Humble Moi was , but what fun is that?
That makes you The Industrial Revolution was a pretty nasty time to live. Hi Cynthia — I am a huge fan of Les Mis — book, film, stage, musical anything!! Here in Melbourne, Australia there is an exhibition at our State Library that has as its centrepiece the original manuscript the first ever time it has left Europe — I felt like I was looking on a holy relic!!
Then again Austria produced both Mozart and Hitler — the best and worst of humanity!!
Your thoughts? You might look at the conflation of the French Revolution and the Paris Uprising as part and parcel of the same revolutionary tendencies in late 18th early 19th century Europe. This is one of the greatest literary works of all time. I have read the book, seen the play many many times , and watched the movie.
Getting ready to start the book all over again. These characters have beome well known to me. Thank you for the history lesson it is much appreciated. Myriel was the son of a councillor of the Parliament of Aix; hence he belonged to the nobility of the bar.
What were his motives or convictions? Would he had done so had there not been a revolution of ? August 10, revolt was for the abolition of the monarchy. Why was there an economic crisis? Who won the revolution? Who controlled the finances? Read it in English. It was not in the scope of this short blogpost to present an academic paper on a turbulent half-century of French history, the intent of the author, or the motivations of his characters. Thank you for responding to my post and allowing it to remain and even more so my impertinence, please, forgive me. At the appointed hour, with as much disinterestedness as an actor who answers to his cue, in obedience to the divine stage-manager, they enter the tomb.
And this hopeless combat, this stoical disappearance they accept in order to bring about the supreme and universal consequences, the magnificent and irresistibly human movement begun on the 14th of July, ; these soldiers are priests. The French revolution is an act of God. Moreover, there are, and it is proper to add this distinction to the distinctions already pointed out in another chapter,—there are accepted revolutions, revolutions which are called revolutions; there are refused revolutions, which are called riots. Thanks for this, Bob. Great article, thouroughly enjoyed it and has very useful information for my A2 English coursework.
Édition limitée (French Edition) - Kindle edition by Arthur Conan Doyle. Download note taking and highlighting while reading La marques des quatre: ( Low cost). Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Tradution par Jeanne Louise Marie de Polignac, épouse Cet écrivain prolifique a également été l'auteur de livres de science-fiction, de romans historiques, de pièces de théâtre, de poésies et d' œuvres.
I hope you understand my annoyance. European revolutionary history is full of long and twisted tales so I am pleased that you started this great conversation and nice to see how long it has been running and that I found it today! This is not a digression, but I am a fan of Irish history, particularly the rather brief revolution led by the Young Irelanders in But I always found their connection to revolutionary France to be fascinating.
So I can see why people are confused. The Irish at that time also wanted the French to come over and help liberate the country from England. So French soldiers landed in the more remote west of Ireland and along with a raggle-taggle Irish peasant army were handily defeated by the British army. So thank you for helping me connect some dots and hopefully encouraging more people to take a broader view of what was happening during that time. I was perusing the internet looking for current productions of Les Mis, when I came across your blog on Google. Your blog has provided even more clarity; thank you.
Gavroche and Eponine had more siblings who were cast out in the street. Boy, nothing funny about the Thenardiers in the original novel. So despicable, my heart hurt for their children. Thank you so much for this explanatory note. This clears up a lot of confusion as I, too, thought to myself after watching the movie that the time period mentioned was a century away from The French Revolution.
However, you deserve a huge thank you from me. I have just seen the latest production of Les Mis in Sydney, Australia. Absolutely fantastic. Brilliant cast. On the subject some time ago in your posts of Gavroche having a cockney accent, we also were puzzled as to why he would have had a cockney accent in this production in Australia.
If they hired a cockney boy for the role, why? I thought he was supposed to be french like Everyone else. Is there a reason he has a cockney accent in the play here in sydney too? Loved the show, just wondering,. Lynette, I think it was a holdover from the British productions, where the Cockney accent signified he was a street urchin of low social standing.