This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... madame roland. Bora at Paris, March 18, 1754. Died at Pari on the guillotine, Nov. 8, 1792. "Madame Roland is still the ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... madame roland. Bora at Paris, March 18, 1754. Died at Pari on the guillotine, Nov. 8, 1792. "Madame Roland is still the heroine of the Revolution. It is to her that the eye instinctively turns for a type and symbol of the earlier and finer characteristics of that movement. She was the genius and inspirer of the men whose eloquence overthrew the throne and founded the Republic."--Edward Gilpin Johnson. I. the girlhood of madame roland. Makon Phlipon shrugged her shoulders, pouted, and averted her eyes from her parents, sitting in judgment upon her, to the world of Paris as it surged back and forth, lounging, trading, pleasure-seeking on the Pont Neuf beneath her window. It was the eternal question that was being urged--her marriage. This time papa would have her accept the proposals of some tradesman. Her foot tapped the floor indignantly. Her eyebrows went up contemptuously. Had she read Plutarch and the philosophers only to become the wife of a man bent upon getting rich and on cutting a good figure in his quarter? 94 At length papa's voice sounded behind her, puzzled, ironic, and withal amused. "What kind of a man will suit you, Manon?" he inquired. Manon turned from the window and faced her father. She was an intrepid looking little woman, short in stature, but of an erect, dauntless carriage. Of delicate, spirited features, dark-eyed, darkhaired, with a fresh color glowing in her cheeks, and of a pretty roundness of figure, she was as handsome as she was intrepid looking. "I don't know, papa," she answered, "but it will never be any one with whom I cannot share my thoughts and sentiments. I believe there is no happiness in marriage except where hearts are closely united." As she spoke directly, earnestly, enthusiasm and a...Read Less
Fair. Fair hardcover. No DJ. ORIGINAL 1904 EDITION. Ex-Library with usual markings. Text is clean and unmarked. Slightly tanned. Covers show edge wear with rubbing and bumped corners. Tears on back strip. Hinges cracked but binding intact with front end paper loose. all pages present and still very readable.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!
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