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Madame Tussaud's Memoirs and Reminiscences of France
Forming an Abridged History of the French Revolution

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  • Date Published: January 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108067065

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  • As a younger woman, Anna Maria 'Marie' Tussaud (1761–1850) rubbed shoulders with many of the key figures of the French Revolution, sculpting in wax the likes of Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Marat and Robespierre. After moving to Britain, she made her living by exhibiting her sculptures in numerous towns and cities. In 1835 she settled in London and opened her museum, which became one of the city's most popular attractions. Initially reluctant about releasing her memoirs, Madame Tussaud was convinced by her editor Francis Hervé (1781–1850) that her unique position - of seeing first-hand the events and characters that drove the Revolution, while maintaining a generally non-partisan view of them - would make the book of real interest to the public. First published in 1838, it offers evocative eyewitness insights into one of the defining periods in modern European history.

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    • Date Published: January 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108067065
    • length: 534 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.67kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introductory remarks
    2. Voltaire crowned
    3. Marie Antoinette
    4. Ambassadors of Tippoo Saib
    5. Madame Tussaud quits the Princess Elizabeth
    6. Destruction of the busts
    7. Duke of Orleans
    8. The emperor Joseph the Second
    9. The king's return to Paris
    10. Proceedings of the Jacobins
    11. Anacharsis Cloots
    12. General Rochambeau
    13. Immense mob on the 20th June, 1792
    14. Various schemes
    15. Robespierre
    16. Massacre of priests
    17. Accusation of Robespierre
    18. Preparations for Louis's trial
    19. The abbé Edgeworth
    20. Armed commotion
    21. Duke of York defeated
    22. Arraignment of the twenty-two Girondins
    23. Goddess of Reason
    24. Malesherbes' trial
    25. Duke of York's humanity
    26. Robespierre's likeness
    27. Kotzebue
    28. Renewed attacks of the factions
    29. Formation of a directory
    30. Reception of Buonaparte
    31. Napoleon's operations.

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