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

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

HISTORICAL STUDIES ON THE FRENCH REVOLUTION – NON-FRENCH AUTHORS – 01/25

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

Description

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 ←

Links

In my opinion, best available copy: https://archive.org/details/frenchrevolution00adamuoft/page/n5

Contains several smudges throughout: https://archive.org/details/frenchrevolutio00adamgoog/page/n5

Sharpest copy, yet the text is partially cut off in Chapter 32: https://archive.org/details/frenchrevolution01adam/page/n5
Last edited by LectorRecitator on February 3rd, 2019, 4:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
«ὁ δὲ ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ»/"the unexamined life is not worth living"

(Plato, Apology: 38a. Translated by H. N. Fowler)

michaelwy
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Post by michaelwy » February 3rd, 2019, 3:14 pm

He was born in 1881 according to this page

https://menwhosaidno.org/men/men_files/a/adams_hp.html

More information at ancestry.com, if somebody is a member there. I just had a glance at ancestry.com 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.

LectorRecitator
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Post by LectorRecitator » February 3rd, 2019, 4:00 pm

Thank you for clarifying that. It must be correct, if we take into account both references concerning him, included in Moritz's Improper Bostonian: Emily Greene Balch and Jones's Edmund Burke and the Invention of Modern Conservatism, 1830-1914.
«ὁ δὲ ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ»/"the unexamined life is not worth living"

(Plato, Apology: 38a. Translated by H. N. Fowler)

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