General and Madame De Lafayette

General and Madame De Lafayette

Partners in Liberty's Cause in the American and French Revolutions

Book - 2003
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This biography of French liberator Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) reveals not only how the nineteen-year-old bravely ventured to the infant United States to serve in its War of Independence, but also the iconoclast's enormous contribution to the causes of social and economic justice in France, Italy, Spain, Greece, and Poland. The Marquise (1759-1807), born Adrienne de Noailles, shared the same controversial beliefs as her husband, supporting and defending him wholeheartedly despite ongoing political persecution-including the Marquis's exile in an Austrian dungeon and her own imprisonment (and near-execution) by French radicals. Employing a sweeping, classical feel, and visiting landscapes including the magnificent court at Versailles, the brutal hardship of Valley Forge, and the momentous storming of the Bastille, Lane chronicles and celebrates the couple's passionate yet tumultuous relationship while documenting the birth of America, two French Revolutions, and the Napoleonic era.
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Taylor Trade : Distributed by National Book Network, 2003.
Edition: 1st Taylor Publishing Company ed.
ISBN: 9781589790186
1589790189
Branch Call Number: 921 LAFAYETTE
Characteristics: xiv, 370 p., [6] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.

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