Blood Sisters: The French Revolution in Women's Memory

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BasicBooks, 1993 - History - 308 pages
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The voices of the women who witnessed the French Revolution are finally restored to history. Yalom focuses on the most unforgettable chronicles: the governess of the royal children; the servant attending Marie-Antoinette in her last days; Robespierre's sister, Charlotte; and others bound together by a common nightmare.

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A very fine book, soon to be re-published as an e-edition by Red Room Press. If you are interested in The French Revolution, this is a unique look at that remarkable event from the points of view of ... Read full review

Review: Blood Sisters: The French Revolution in Women's Memory

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A very fine book, soon to be re-published as an e-edition by Red Room Press. If you are interested in The French Revolution, this is a unique look at that remarkable event from the points of view of ... Read full review

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Contents

The Year 1789 in Womens Words
15
The Other Robespierre
99
The Widow Le Bas
115
Copyright

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About the author (1993)

Marilyn Yalom is a senior scholar at the Institute for Women and Gender at Stanford University. She is the author of "A History of the Wife"; "A History of the Breast"; "Blood Sisters: The French Revolution in Women's Memory"; and "Maternity, Mortality, and the Literature of Madness". She lives in Palo Alto, California, with her husband, psychiatrist and writer Irvin Yalom.

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