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A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Part I. 1792   By:

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A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Part I. 1792 by An English Lady is a captivating firsthand account of a woman's experiences living in France during the tumultuous early years of the French Revolution. The author provides a detailed and vivid description of the political climate, social upheaval, and daily life in France during this period.

The author's perspective as a foreigner offers a unique insight into the events unfolding in France, providing readers with a fresh and nuanced understanding of the Revolution. Her observations are honest, insightful, and at times, heartbreaking, as she documents the chaos, violence, and uncertainty that gripped the country during this time.

What sets this book apart is the author's keen eye for detail and her skillful storytelling. Her writing is engaging, compelling, and rich with historical context, making it a valuable resource for anyone interested in this period of French history. Overall, A Residence in France is a fascinating and enlightening read that sheds light on a pivotal moment in European history.

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DESCRIBED IN A SERIES OF LETTERS FROM AN ENGLISH LADY; With General And Incidental Remarks On The French Character And Manners.

Prepared for the Press By John Gifford, Esq. Author of the History of France, Letter to Lord Lauderdale, Letter to the Hon. T. Erskine, &c.

Second Edition.

Plus je vis l'Etranger plus j'aimai ma Patrie. Du Belloy.

London: Printed for T. N. Longman, Paternoster Row. 1797.



The following Letters were submitted to my inspection and judgement by the Author, of whose principles and abilities I had reason to entertain a very high opinion. How far my judgement has been exercised to advantage in enforcing the propriety of introducing them to the public, that public must decide. To me, I confess, it appeared, that a series of important facts, tending to throw a strong light on the internal state of France, during the most important period of the Revolution, could neither prove uninteresting to the general reader, nor indifferent to the future historian of that momentous epoch; and I conceived, that the opposite and judicious reflections of a well formed and well cultivated mind, naturally arising out of events within the immediate scope of its own observation, could not in the smallest degree diminish the interest which, in my apprehension, they are calculated to excite... Continue reading book >>

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