A History of the French Revolution - Vol. 1

A History of the French Revolution - Vol. 1

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A History of the French Revolution - Vol. 1

A History of the French Revolution - Vol. 1

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[To Messrs. Scribner's authorized edition.]

IN the original preface to this volume, I have stated at some length the reasons which induced me to lay before the English public a new history of the French Revolution, and which will, I hope, justify its republication in America. For those reasons I beg to refer my American readers to the original preface, where they will see that I do not attempt to rank myself with the great writers and thinkers who have preceded me, with Carlyle, Thiers, Michelet, Louis Blanc, Edgar Quinet, or Henri Taine, but claim rather a place with more modern workers, such as MM. Charles Vatel, Aulard, and Albert Sorel. They will there find an endeavor to classify the enormous mass of new material which has appeared upon the history of the great Revolution in recent years; material which, from its production in small magazines, local histories, proceedings of societies, and the works of specialists, is naturally inaccessible to the great majority of English and American readers. I only claim for myself that I am possessed with a great enthusiasm for my subject, which I believe to be the most fascinating in its interest and the most valuable for its political lessons in the history of the world; that I have worked at it diligently for years, to the exclusion of everything else, and that I have . . .

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