The Gods Are Thirsty

The Gods Are Thirsty

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A novel following the life of Camille Desmoulins, a journalist, pamphleteer, and the voice of the French Revolution, as Paris careens through the days and nights of the first year of the revolution.

Blackwell North Amer
It is the eve of the French Revolution. The aristos are drinking life to the dregs, indulging in every conceivable sensual vice as if there were no tomorrow, while the citizens, miserable in their poverty, seethe with envy and hatred in a sorcerous Paris, beautiful in the center, rotting into mighty slums around the edges.
In this sweeping novel, Tanith Lee depicts the savage spirit of Year I, following the life of journalist, pamphleteer and patriot Camille Desmoulins through these turbulent days. A fascinating and complex creature of the mind who maneuvered through all levels of Paris society, Desmoulins was the journalist and voice of the Revolution. Silenced by the guillotine during the Terror in the prime of his youth, Desmoulins, with his circle of friends, is the heart and soul of this gripping novel.

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Explores the dreams and horrors of the French Revolution in a tale narrated by Camille Desmoulins, the firebrand whose words are credited with providing the spark that ignited the struggle
The French Revolution featuring pamphleteer Camille Desmoulins, its most famous rabble rouser. The novel follows his fortunes from the day he incites his first riot to his death by guillotine five years later. By the author of The Book of Mad.

Publisher: Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 1996
ISBN: 9780879516727
Branch Call Number: FICTION LEE
Characteristics: xi, 514 p. ; 24 cm


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