As the vibrant, urgent events of the French Revolution gather momentum towards a bloodbath, they sweep with them six people for whom the turbulent times hold very different promises. For Georges Danton, there are the pleasures of oratory and the profits of office; for Nicolas de Condorcet, the intellectual, libertarian utopia of his dreams. Manon Roland basks in her status as a minister's wife and salon hostess, while Max Robespierre wages war on universal corruption. Chocolatiere Pauline Leon first marches for bread, then comes to enjoy the power and camaraderie of the mob, and actress Claire Lacombe champions women's independence - particularly her own. And as the juggernaut the six have helped create rolls inexorably on, crushing some under its weight, the survivors' whole world will be profoundly changed...
'Thought-provoking... history, atmosphere and a brilliant cast of women.'
- Publication Date:
- 04 / 05 / 1998
- 111 x 181mm