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The Galley Slave's Ring or The Family of Lebrenn. A Tale of The French Revolution of 1848   By: (1804-1857)

The Galley Slave's Ring or The Family of Lebrenn. A Tale of The French Revolution of 1848 by Eugène Sue

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THE GALLEY SLAVE'S RING

THE FULL SERIES OF The Mysteries of the People OR History of a Proletarian Family Across the Ages

By EUGENE SUE

Consisting of the Following Works:

THE GOLD SICKLE; or, Hena the Virgin of the Isle of Sen . THE BRASS BELL; or, The Chariot of Death . THE IRON COLLAR; or, Faustina and Syomara . THE SILVER CROSS; or, The Carpenter of Nazareth . THE CASQUE'S LARK; or, Victoria, the Mother of the Camps . THE PONIARD'S HILT; or, Karadeuoq and Ronan . THE BRANDING NEEDLE; or, The Monastery of Charolles . THE ABBATIAL CROSIER; or, Bonaik and Septimine . THE CARLOVINGIAN COINS; or, The Daughters of Charlemagne . THE IRON ARROW HEAD; or, The Buckler Maiden . THE INFANT'S SKULL; or, The End of the World . THE PILGRIM'S SHELL; or, Fergan the Quarryman . THE IRON PINCERS; or, Mylio and Karvel . THE IRON TREVET; or Jocelyn the Champion . THE EXECUTIONER'S KNIFE; or, Joan of Arc . THE POCKET BIBLE; or, Christian the Printer . THE BLACKSMITH'S HAMMER; or, The Peasant Code . THE SWORD OF HONOR; or, The Foundation of the French Republic . THE GALLEY SLAVE'S RING; or, The Family Lebrenn .

Published Uniform With This Volume By THE NEW YORK LABOR NEWS CO. 28 CITY HALL PLACE NEW YORK CITY

THE GALLEY SLAVE'S RING OR THE FAMILY OF LEBRENN

A Tale of The French Revolution of 1848

By EUGENE SUE

TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL FRENCH By DANIEL DE LEON

NEW YORK LABOR NEWS COMPANY. 1911

Copyright, 1911, by the NEW YORK LABOR NEWS CO.

INDEX

TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE I

CHAPTER

I GILDAS AND JEANIKE 1

II GEORGE DUCHENE 19

III MARIK LEBRENN 40

IV PRADELINE 60

V CARDINAL AND COUNT 70

VI JOEL AND NEROWEG 82

VII "THE SWORD OF BRENNUS" 103

VIII ON THE EVE OF BATTLE 113

IX POPULAR JUSTICE 127

X ON THE BARRICADE 139

XI LONG LIVE THE REPUBLIC! 161

XII THE GALLEY SLAVE AND THE GENERAL 168

XIII HOME AGAIN 181

XIV SACROVIR'S BIRTHDAY 190

XV THE MYSTERIOUS CHAMBER 198

EPILOGUE 219

TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE.

With this story, The Galley Slave's Ring; or, The Family of Lebrenn , closes the series of the nineteen historic novels comprised in Eugene Sue's monumental work The Mysteries of the People; or, History of a Proletarian Family Across the Ages .

They who have read the preceding eighteen stories will agree that from the moment they began the first volume of the series, The Gold Sickle; or, Hena the Virgin of the Isle of Sen , down to the eighteenth, The Sword of Honor; or, The Foundation of the French Republic , they enjoyed a matchless promenade as they followed Sue through the Ages of History, from the time of the invasion of Gaul by Julius Caesar, shortly before Christ, down to the great epoch marked by the French Revolution. Nor will their expectations concerning this closing story be disappointed.

The Galley Slave's Ring; or, The Family of Lebrenn is staged on the Age that witnessed the downfall of Louis Philippe the last of the Bourbon line and the aspirations that raised the Second Republic. While several of the figures are historic, in this story historic characters step forth less pronouncedly than historic principles. In this story are found the Principles, the old and the newest, that have since occupied the stage of man's history, and the clash of which, down to our own days, occupies man's attention.

Inestimable as the previous stories are to the understanding of the Age of the present story, the present story, enlivened with the vein of romance, is inestimable to the understanding of our own Age... Continue reading book >>




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