THE SONG IN THE STREETS by Cornelia Spencer

THE SONG IN THE STREETS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The peculiarly dramatic nature of the French Revolution is manifest in this brief history. Without resorting to melodrama or bias, Cornelia Spencer recalls the issues of the rebellion, allowing the platforms of the opposing factions to emerge: Marie Antoinette, to an extent the victim of a compulsory marriage, her weak husband, Louis XVI, the wronged and often desperate populace. Centering on the Henriot family, furniture makers, and anti-royalists, the various issues at stake become apparent in this concise, informative and effective biography of a crucial time.

Pub Date: Jan. 11th, 1959
Publisher: John Day