A Political Romance: Léon Gambetta, Léonie Léon and the Making of the French Republic, 1872-82

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Palgrave Macmillan, Mar 20, 2012 - History - 315 pages
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Léon Gambetta is renowned as a founder of the French Third Republic. This unique study of his correspondence with his lover, Léonie Léon, provides a fascinating insight into their intimate and political partnership. It brings to life Gambetta as lover and politician, the unknown figure of Léon, and the political and cultural world of 1870s Paris.

 

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Contents

What admirable pages
3
Years of Hope 18721877
9
A Bourgeois Couple in the Third Republic
95
Years of Frustration 18771882
157
The writings remain
249
Notes
255
Index
300
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SUSAN K. FOLEY  is Principal Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her publications include Women in France since 1789: the Meanings of Difference, and Flora Tristan: Life Stories.
 
CHARLES SOWERWINE  is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Melbourne,
Australia, and Adjunct Professor of History at La Trobe University. His publications include France since 1870: Culture, Society and the Making of the Republic and Sisters or
Citizens? Women and Socialism in France since 1876.

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