|Place of Greater Safety, a (1992) [Novel]|
by Hilary Mantel
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The story of three young provincials of no great heritage who together helped to destroy a way of life and, in the process, destroyed themselves: Camille Desmoulins, bisexual and beautiful, charming, erratic, untrustworthy; Georges Jacques Danton, hugely but erotically ugly, a brilliant pragmatist who knew how to seize power and use it; and Maximilien Robespierre, "the rabid lamb," who would send his dearest friend to the guillotine. Each, none older than thirty-four, would die by the hand of the very revolution he had helped to bring into being.
Original title: A Place of Greater Safety
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ 18th Century
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ France