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City of Darkness, City of Light - Marge Piercy
City of Darkness, City of Light
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Format: kindle
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.5 Good sweeping historical fiction
Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley Perhaps the most common thing every nation in the world shares is its ability to leave people behind when progressive change occurs. Abigail Adams reminded her husband to not forget women when America was being founded, and of course, he did. Women h...
ms jules
ms jules rated it
3.0 City of Darkness, City of Light
I did enjoy the book, but I think the first part (1789-1791) was stronger. The POVs varied in quality, I found Pauline, Danton, Claire and Robespierre's stronger than Manon and Condorcet's. There were some characterisation choices I don't agree with: I think Danton lacked some strenght and I am not ...
jemidar rated it
Well written and very well researched novel about the French Revolution which refreshingly included a couple of characters who are not amoung the usual suspects when reading about the revolution. Besides the well known Danton and Robespeirre and the slightly lesser known Manon Roland and Nicolas Co...
Kim Reads and Bakes
Kim Reads and Bakes rated it
My friend Jemidar and I decided to read this book together because after finishing Hilary Mantel's wonderful A Place of Greater Safety, we missed its chief protagonists, that is, Camille Desmoulins, Georges-Jacques Danton and Maximilien Robespierre, and we wanted to further immerse ourselves in the...
Booklog rated it
5.0 City of Darkness, City of Light
Really good historical fiction. Makes the French Revolution come to life.
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