A Place Of Greater Safety:

Paperback | November 30, 2006

byMantel, Hilary

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It is 1789, and three young provincials have come to Paris to make their way. Georges-Jacques Danton, an ambitious young lawyer, is energetic, pragmatic, debt-ridden--and hugely but erotically ugly. Maximilien Robespierre, also a lawyer, is slight, diligent, and terrified of violence. His dearest friend, Camille Desmoulins, is a conspirator and pamphleteer of genius. A charming gadfly, erratic and untrustworthy, bisexual and beautiful, Camille is obsessed by one woman and engaged to marry another, her daughter. In the swells of revolution, they each taste the addictive delights of power, and the price that must be paid for it.

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It is 1789, and three young provincials have come to Paris to make their way. Georges-Jacques Danton, an ambitious young lawyer, is energetic, pragmatic, debt-ridden--and hugely but erotically ugly. Maximilien Robespierre, also a lawyer, is slight, diligent, and terrified of violence. His dearest friend, Camille Desmoulins, is a conspi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:749 pages, 8.23 × 5.48 × 1.29 inPublished:November 30, 2006Publisher:Picador USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312426399

ISBN - 13:9780312426392

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"Mantel's writing is so exact and brilliant that, in itself, it seems an act of survival, even redemption."--Joan Acocella, "The New Yorker" "More people really need to get with the concept that Mantel is one of the best writers in England." --Zadie Smith, author of "On Beauty" "Brilliant, edgy historical fiction that captures the whiplash flux of the French Revolution with crisp immediacy on the page."--"The Seattle Times" "An epic of extraordinary detail and depth . . . [it] moves beyond the realm of an absorbing yarn into the arena of a literary masterpiece."--"Booklist"