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ISBN: 0002558351 / ISBN-13: 9780002558358

The Forbidden Bestsellers of Pre-revolutionary France

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  • The Forbidden Bestsellers of Pre-revolutionary France (Fontana Press) – Trade paperback (1997)
    by Robert Darnton

    The Forbidden Bestsellers of Pre-revolutionary France

    Trade paperback, Fontana Press
    1997
    English
    New edition. New edition.
    464 pages

    ISBN: 0002558351
    ISBN-13: 9780002558358

    What causes revolutions? How does public opinion influence events? This work answers these questions by asking what the French people read in the 18th century. The answer lies only partially in the canon of the great Enlightenment philosophers: Voltaire, Diderot, Montesquieu, Rousseau. More popular than these works were other books bought and sold "under the cloak". Salacious, blasphemous, often pornographic and treasonous, these formed a libertine literature that undercut all the orthodox values of the old regime. This ... Show more

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