City of Darkness, City of Light

[[ Reading ]] ➿ City of Darkness, City of Light  Author Marge Piercy – Lovelylingeriecompany.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 479 pages
  • City of Darkness, City of Light
  • Marge Piercy
  • English
  • 01 October 2017
  • 0449912752

About the Author: Marge Piercy

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City of Darkness, City of Light In Her Most Splendid, Thought Provoking Novel Yet, Marge Piercy Brings To Vibrant Life Three Women Who Play Prominent Roles In The Tumultuous, Bloody French Revolution As Well As Their Famous Male Counterparts Defiantly Independent Claire Lacombe Tests Her Theory If Men Can Make Things Happen, Perhaps Women Can Too Manon Philipon Finds She Has A Talent For Politics Albeit As The Ghostwriter Of Her Husband S Speeches And Pauline L On Knows One Thing For Certain The Women Must Apply The Pressure Or Their Male Colleagues Will Let Them Starve While Illuminating The Lives Of Robespierre, Danton, And Condorcet, Piercy Also Opens To Us The Minds And Hearts Of Women Who Change Their World, Live Their Ideals And Are Prepared To Die For Them.

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10 thoughts on “City of Darkness, City of Light

  1. Kim says:

    My friend Jemidar and I decided to read this book together because after finishing Hilary Mantel s wonderful A Place of Greater Safety, we missed its chief protagonists, that is, Camille Desmoulins, Georges Jacques Danton and Maximilien Robespierre, and we wanted to further immerse ourselves in the events of the French Revolution The novel tells the stories of Danton and Robespierre, along with those of three other players in the Revolution actress Claire Lacombe and chocolate maker Pauline L My friend Jemidar ...

  2. Debbie Zapata says:

    I generally adore Marge Piercy s books, but this one beat me to a pulp It is an ambitious tale about the French Revolution, and has six major real life characters My problem here is that each chapter is told from a different character s viewpoint For the first six chapters this is fine we are introduced to each person, get to know them and their backgrounds a little bit, then we go rushing off to the next person But after those first six chapters, the alternation becomes annoying The chapt I generally adore Marge Piercy s books, but this one beat me to...

  3. Chris says:

    Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley Perhaps the most common thing every nation in the world shares is its ability to leave people behind when progressive change occurs Abigail Adams reminded her husband to not forget women when America was being founded, and of course, he did Women helped in World War I and they still didn t even have the vote There are still debates about whether African American women should put men s rights before all rights In fact, that is not doubt true for any minority cult Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley Perhaps the most common thing every nation in the world shares is its ability to leave people behind when progressive change occurs Abigail Adams reminded her husband to not forget women when America was being founded, and of course, he did Women helped in World War I and they still didn t even have the vote There are still debates about whether African American women should put men s rights before all rights In fact, that is not doubt true for any minority culture or ethnicity in any country So it is should be of no surprise that the French Revolution, which included the famous picture of a bare breasted victory and let s really think about why she is always half nude , neglected the women who were a large part of that revolution Piercy s book chronicles the lives of Paris citizens as they struggle in the days leading u...

  4. Jemidar says:

    Well written and very well researched novel about the French Revolution which refreshingly included a couple of characters who are not amoung the usual suspects when reading about the revolution Besides the well known Danton and Robespeirre and the slightly lesser known Manon Roland and Nicolas Condorcet, we also follow Claire Lacombe and Pauline Leon who founded the first all women s political organisation the Revolutionary Republican Women so there s a nice mix of point of views from men an Well written and very well researched novel about the French Revolution whic...

  5. Simon says:

    I enjoyed this and it certainly makes the events of the French Revolution palpable I did not love it, however, because the writing seemed to eschew any sense of interpersonal drama and incident.

  6. Marisa says:

    brilliant read it 3 times

  7. Marina says:

    This was a wonderful book and I will definitely write a review about it soon

  8. Natalie says:

    This book was very well written, but the first half dragged for me In the beginning, I struggled to keep the characters and their backgrounds straight I put the book down for about a month, and when I had a littletime, to read, I picked it up again The second half w...

  9. Perry Whitford says:

    A breakneck recreation of the momentous events of the French Revolution, expertly told through the eyes of six diverse combatants, ideally chosen women and men who helped shape events from the streets and salons Claire Lacombe, starts out a poor laundress in the southern town of Pamiers, but has dreams of a better life and runs off with a traveling troop of actors, eventually playing the role of Liberty in pro revolutionary plays, taking to the streets with the Society of Revo...

  10. Anna says:

    To be honest, I was initially certain that this novel couldn t equal the incandescently brilliant A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel This put it at rather a disadvantage, but nonetheless I ended up enjoying it nearly as much as Mantel s masterpiece Piercy uses six different points of view to show how the French Revolution unfolded, of which three are women This is where the two novels differed most importantly, in my view In A Place of Greater Safely I felt very close to Robespie To be honest, I was initially certain that this novel couldn t equal the incandescently brilliant A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel This put it at rather a disadvantage, but nonetheless I ended up enjoying it nearly as much as Mantel s masterpiece Piercy uses six different points of view to show how the French Revolution unfolded, of which three are women This is where the two novels differed most importantly, in my view In A Place of Greater Safely I felt very close to Robespierre, Danton, and Camille Desmoulins the latter was particularly sensitively portrayed In City of Darkness, City of Light I felt closer to the three women, Manon Roland, Pauline L on, and Claire Lacombe Their n...