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The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2 or The Foundation of the French Republic, A Tale of The French Revolution   By: (1804-1857)

The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2 or The Foundation of the French Republic, A Tale of The French Revolution by Eugène Sue

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THE SWORD OF HONOR

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, Karadeucq 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 SWORD OF HONOR

: : OR : : THE FOUNDATION OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC

A Tale of The French Revolution

By EUGENE SUE

IN TWO VOLUMES

TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL FRENCH By SOLON DE LEON NEW YORK LABOR NEWS COMPANY, 1910 Copyright, 1910, by the NEW YORK LABOR NEWS CO.

[The two volumes have been included in one etext. (Note of Transcriber)]

TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE.

Most persons know the French Revolution as a tremendous outburst in human affairs. Many know it as one of the race's great steps forward. That, however, it was the revolution which carried into power the then rising bourgeois, now capitalist, class; that this class, while appealing for and using the help of the working class, secretly hated and feared the demands of the latter, and blocked them at every opportunity; that finally the bourgeoisie, having obtained as revolutionists, by the aid of the workers, their end of the revolution, became as violently reactionary as had been the nobility they fought, and ruthlessly shot and guillotined to pieces the then definite proletarian movement for full political equality and collective ownership of the tools of production that is an insight into the French Revolutionary period hitherto vouchsafed to few. To that insight Eugene Sue's genius has, with the present thrilling novel, made straight the way for all.

This, The Sword of Honor; or, The Foundation of the French Republic , is the eighteenth and culminating unit in Sue's great historic fiction series, The Mysteries of the People; or, History of a Proletarian Family Across the Ages . Following close upon the previous volume, The Blacksmith's Hammer; or, The Peasant Code , in which the popular storm was seen gathering head under the atrocities of the gilded age of the Grand Monarch, the present story portrays that storm breaking in all the accumulated vigor of its centuries of postponement, and sweeping away the empty lay figures of an outgrown feudalism. True, one barrier to human liberty was thrown down only to disclose another. To the empire of birth and privilege was to succeed the empire of the shekel; to the rule of do nothing kings, the rule of do nothing plutocracy. But it is in the act of drilling itself for the overthrow of that final parasite class for the final conquering, in other words, of freedom for the race that Sue portrays the proletariat in the next and closing work of the series, The Galley Slave's Ring; or, The Family of Lebrenn . Though he minimizes none of the difficulties, his message for the future is of hope only.

Nothing is more unanimous among historians of the period than expressions of commiseration for the condition of the French people before the Revolution... Continue reading book >>




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