A Family of Brigands in 1793 Paperback
SKU: 9114 PB | ISBN: 9780983170587
Out of Stock
Inspired by contemporary accounts, this touching story of the French Revolution is a great example of the popular Catholic literature of the 19th century.
Plunged into the disasters following the murder of Louis XVI, Marie de Sainte-Hermine recounts - as only a grandmother can - the history of her noble family and their struggle against the tyranny of the Revolution.
The reader learns of her guilded childhood in the manor of Bois-Joli, and follows her through the tragic hours of the Vendean War of 1793, the massacres and atrocities of the revolutionaries, and the sinister prison of Nantes, where her family paid the ultimate price. Through the darkness of the Terror, however, shines the light and power of Christian nobility and virtue - a lesson fit for all ages.
Reprinted countless times in French, this is, to our knowledge - the first English edition ever.