THE ANGEL OF THE ASSASSINATION by Joseph Shearing

THE ANGEL OF THE ASSASSINATION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This seems a far cry from horror stories, particularly as it reveals the author in the role of sound scholar and thoughtful biographer. His subject is Charlotte de Corday; his period, the French Revolution. Charlotte de Corday was a country girl, who would have been a nun had the Revolution not caught her: in its trammels. A Girondist -- a fanatic -- she nursed the growing hatred for the tyrant Marat, and killed him in his bath. Shearing has done an extraordinary job -- presented a vigorous picture of the period, and a succession of brilliant pen portraits of leading spirits. You may know which of your customers specialize in this period; you have a good market in colleges and public libraries.

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1935
Publisher: Smith & Haas