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The Resource City of darkness, city of light: : a novel, Marge Piercy

City of darkness, city of light: : a novel, Marge Piercy

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City of darkness, city of light: : a novel
Title
City of darkness, city of light:
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Marge Piercy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bestselling author Marge Piercy celebrates the lives of the brave and dedicated women who changed the destiny of a nation in this novel set during the French Revolution For Claire Lacombe and Pauline Leon, two poor women of eighteenth-century France, the lofty ideals of the coming revolution could not seem more abstract. But when Claire sees the gaping disparity between the poverty she has known and the lavish lives of aristocrats as her theater group performs in their homes, and Pauline witnesses the execution of local bread riot leaders, both are driven to join the uprising. They, along with upper-class women like Madame Manon Roland, who ghostwrites speeches for her politician husband and runs a Parisian salon where revolutionaries gather, will play critical roles in the French people's bloody battle for liberty and equality. Author Marge Piercy's thrilling and scrupulously researched fictionalized account of these real women's lives shines with emotional depth and strikingly animated action. By interweaving their tales with the exploits of men whose names have become synonymous with the revolution, like Robespierre and Danton, Piercy reveals how the contributions of these courageous women may be lesser known, but no less important. Rich in detail and broad in scope, City of Darkness, City of Light is a riveting portrayal of an extraordinary era and the women who helped shape an important chapter in history
Member of
Summary
Claire Lacombe, an actress, Pauline Lon, a chocolate-maker, and Manon Roland, along with three other men, have major roles in the French Revolution
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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049995
Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Piercy, Marge
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • France
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
City of darkness, city of light: : a novel, Marge Piercy
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11583207
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504033367
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11583207
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11583207
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
City of darkness, city of light: : a novel, Marge Piercy
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11583207
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504033367
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11583207
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11583207
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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