Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Simon Schama

Narrated By: Frederick Davidson

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 1990

Duration: 36 hours 52 minutes

Summary:

From one of the truly preeminent historians of our time, this is a landmark book chronicling the French Revolution. Simon Schama deftly refutes the contemporary notion that the French Revolution represented an uprising of the oppressed poor against a decadent aristocracy and corrupt court. He argues instead that the revolution was born of a rift among the elite over the speed of progress toward modernity and science, social and economic change. Schama's approach, weaving in and out of private and public lives in the fashion of a novel, brings us closer than we have ever been to the harrowing and seductive French Revolution. A New York Times bestseller. One of Time Magazine Best Books of the Decade.

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  • Arthur Fox

    The narrator of this audiobook provides an excellent pronunciation of the French language.