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A Place of Greater Safety

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An extraordinary work of historical imagination - this is Hilary Mantel's epic novel of the French Revolution. One of the ten books - novels, memoirs and one very unusual biography - that make up the 4th Estate Matchbook Classics' series, a stunningly redesigned collection of some of the best loved titles on our backlist. 1789: as Revolution sweeps through France, three obscure young men step into the harsh light of history. Georges Jacques Danton has a prize fighter's build, a sharp lawyer's brain, a consuming ambition.

Camille Desmoulins, charming and erratic, is a writer of genius with a taste for violence.

Maximilien Robespierre is a slight, meek idealist who recoils from power, but who will lead his country into the darkness of the Terror. For these men, the Revolution is a blood rite: the forces they have helped unleash will remake the world, but destroy their lives.

From the two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize, A Place of Greater Safety announced Hilary Mantel as one of our greatest living novelists.

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Product Details
Fourth Estate Ltd
0008329737 / 9780008329730
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
Historic novels
xviii, 872 pages : map (black and white)
20 cm
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Viking, 1992.