Fatal Purity: Robespierre and the French Revolution

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Price
$23.00  $21.39
Publisher
Holt Paperbacks
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Pages
448
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.4 X 1.2 inches | 1.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780805082616

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About the Author

Born in 1971, Ruth Scurr studied at Oxford and Cambridge, where she currently teaches politics and history. A prominent literary critic, she has written for The New York Review of Books and The Times Literary Supplement. Fatal Purity is her first book.

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"Ruth Scurr does for Robespierre and the French Revolution what Quentin Bell did for Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury: she apprehends the complete personality of the man, the moment, and the movement. A work of genuine scholarship and political literature, Fatal Purity is an electrifying biography of an epoch's vaulting ambitions and wounded pride, radical vision and terrifying uncertainty, bracing heroism and decimating energies." --Corey Robin, author of Fear: The History of a Political Idea