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International Book Club:A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel

Event Type: Book Club - Adult
Date: 2/19/2013
Start Time: 5:00 PM
Description:
 It is 1789, and three young provincials have come to Paris to make their way. Georges-Jacques Danton, an ambitious young lawyer, is energetic, pragmatic, debt-ridden--and hugely but erotically ugly. Maximilien Robespierre, also a lawyer, is slight, diligent, and terrified of violence. His dearest friend, Camille Desmoulins, is a conspirator and pamphleteer of genius. A cha...more It is 1789, and three young provincials have come to Paris to make their way. Georges-Jacques Danton, an ambitious young lawyer, is energetic, pragmatic, debt-ridden--and hugely but erotically ugly. Maximilien Robespierre, also a lawyer, is slight, diligent, and terrified of violence. His dearest friend, Camille Desmoulins, is a conspirator and pamphleteer of genius. A charming gadfly, erratic and untrustworthy, bisexual and beautiful, Camille is obsessed by one woman and engaged to marry another, her daughter. In the swells of revolution, they each taste the addictive delights of power, and the price that must be paid for it.
Library: Byram Shubert Library
Other Information:
New copies are being ordered and will be avavilable for check-out with your library card. This program is co-sponsored by Alliance Francais, Greenwich
Contact: Miguel Garcia Colon
Contact Number: 203-531-0426