The French Revolution (1914) by Adams, Henry Packwood [Modern History]

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Post by LectorRecitator » January 26th, 2019, 4:41 pm



∙ Title: The French Revolution
∙ Author/Editor: Adams, Henry Packwood (1881–????)
∙ Publisher: Methuen & Company
∙ Date/Edition/Impression: 1914


A short survey of the French Revolution, examining mainly the historical framework from Pre-Revolutionary France to the Fall of Robespierre and afterwards, in brief that ranging from the establishment of the Directory to the Coup of 18 Brumaire.

"This is an elementary book; it aims above all at making the story clear. Its other purpose, not less important, is to indicate the present state of
the chief problems associated with the great Revolution."

(From Preface)

Readability Information

238 pages divided into 32 short chapters, plus 1 page of Preface, 3 pages of Important Dates, 2 pages of Appendix A and 1 page of Appendix B.
No illustrations in text.
Total: 245 Pages

(Suitable for Solo)

Lector Recitator’s Readability Rating

Not in regards to Subject Matter or Overall Length, but Structure
(i.e., Division of written material into Chapters/Sections & Subchapters/Subsections and their individual length)

∙ 1/5: Laborious
∙ 2/5: Challenging
∙ 3/5: Readable
∙ 4/5: Quite Readable
5/5: Exceedingly Readable ←


In my opinion, best available copy:

Contains several smudges throughout:

Sharpest copy, yet the text is partially cut off in Chapter 32:
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Post by michaelwy » February 3rd, 2019, 3:14 pm

He was born in 1881 according to this page

More information at, if somebody is a member there. I just had a glance at and it says a man by that name was born in 1881 and died i 1975 in London. He would have lived until he was 94. If this is the same man.

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