Tuesday 17 May 2016

Tuesday Top Ten: French Revolution Books

Today I thought I'd share my top ten French Revolution books as it's one of my favourite historical periods. The list is a mix of fiction and non-fiction works.

1)   City of Darkness, City of Light by Marge Piercy (fiction)
2)   A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel (fiction)
3)   Oeuvres de Robespierre (ten volumes)
4)   Histoire de Robespierre by Marianne Becker (fiction)
5)   Les 100 Jours de Robespierre by Fayard
6)   Fatal Purity by Scurr
7)   The Terror by Andress
8)   Barricades by Haron
9)   La Révolution Française by Furet and Richet
10) The Gods are Thirsty by Tanith Lee (fiction)


  1. If you like YA fiction, you might want to check out Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. A little time travel a little terreur.

    I've been fascinated by the French Revolution since forever. Having a teacher in high school who played the movie "Danton" for us (more than once) only fueled the fire. I'm going to see if my library has any of the books you listed!

    1. Thanks for the tip; I'll look it up. Hope you can find some of these others. 3, 4, and 9 are written in French, but the others are in English. :) Danton is a great film. La Terreur et la Vertu (2 films) are also great. As is La Révolution Française. I think you can see both online. Not sure if there are subtitles, but perhaps you speak French?