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Home Hilary Mantel A Place of Greater Safety. A Place of Greater Safety, . They pretended-knowing that he could hardly disabuse them-that it was a kind of flattering oversight; that a man in his position, with steady work coming in, would hardly notice the last few hundred. of the Great, a magnanimous, powerful and happy people for a frivolous and miserable one: in other words, all the virtues and miracles of the republic for all the ridiculous vices of the monarchy
Home Hilary Mantel A Place of Greater Safety. 3. of the Great, a magnanimous, powerful and happy people for a frivolous and miserable one: in other words, all the virtues and miracles of the republic for all the ridiculous vices of the monarchy. Camille Desmoulins: Till our day it has been thought, with the lawgivers of old, that Virtues were the necessary basis of a republic; the eternal glory of the Jacobin Club will be to have founded one on vices. Here Robespierre sat, very new, as if he had been taken out of a box and placed unruffled in a velvet armchair in Danton’s apartment. 4. Danton called out to admit no one- no one but my Secretaries of State -and prepared to defer to the opinions of this necessary man. I hope you’ll help me out? he said.
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A Place of Greater Safety is a 1992 novel by Hilary Mantel. It concerns the events of the French Revolution, focusing on the lives of Georges Danton, Camille Desmoulins, and Maximilien Robespierre from their childhood through the execution of the Dantonists, and also featuring hundreds of other historical figures. Mantel explains that, where possible, she used the historical figures' own words, from their speeches or writings. A Place of Greater Safety won the Sunday Express Book of the Year award.
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Hilary Mantel is the author of nine previous novels, including A Change of Climate, A Place of Greater Safety, and Eight Months on Ghazzah Street. She has also written a memoir, Giving Up the Ghost. She lives in England. MoreLess Show More Show Less. Books by Hilary Mantel
Also, whenever possible the real words that have been recorded and passed down to us are used for the individual characters.
Also, whenever possible the real words that have been recorded and passed down to us are used for the individual characters. Thus, we have a very interesting read here, one where we can see the problems of France increasing, as it lacks funds and the way the country is run is chaotic. With the Third Estate called to meet so we see the thoughts and ideas of revolution starting to be discussed as many have ideas of how they see how France can be changed.
Hilary Mantel was born in Glossop, Derbyshire, England on July 6, 1952. She has written numerous books including Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, A Place of Greater Safety, A Change of Climate, The Giant, O'Brien, Giving up the Ghost: A Memoir, and Beyond Black. She studied law at the London School of Economics and Sheffield University. She has won several awards for her work including the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize, the Cheltenham Prize and the Southern Arts Literature Prize for Fludd; the 1996 Hawthornden Prize for An Experiment in Love, the 2009 Man Booker Prize for Wolf Hall, and the 2012 Man Booker Prize for Bring up the Bodies.