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City of Darkness, City of Light By Marge Piercy City of Darkness City of Light In her most splendid thought provoking novel yet Marge Piercy brings to vibrant life three women who play prominent roles in the tumultuous bloody French Revolution as well as their famous male cou

  • Title: City of Darkness, City of Light
  • Author: Marge Piercy
  • ISBN: 9780449912751
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Paperback
  • City of Darkness, City of Light By Marge Piercy In her most splendid, thought provoking novel yet, Marge Piercy brings to vibrant life three women who play prominent roles in the tumultuous, bloody French Revolution as well as their famous male counterparts Defiantly independent Claire Lacombe tests her theory if men can make things happen, perhaps women can too Manon Philipon finds she has a talent for pIn her most splendid, thought provoking novel yet, Marge Piercy brings to vibrant life three women who play prominent roles in the tumultuous, bloody French Revolution as well as their famous male counterparts Defiantly independent Claire Lacombe tests her theory if men can make things happen, perhaps women can too Manon Philipon finds she has a talent for politics albeit as the ghostwriter of her husband s speeches And Pauline L on knows one thing for certain the women must apply the pressure or their male colleagues will let them starve While illuminating the lives of Robespierre, Danton, and Condorcet, Piercy also opens to us the minds and hearts of women who change their world, live their ideals and are prepared to die for them.
    City of Darkness, City of Light By Marge Piercy

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    1. Kim on said:

      My friend Jemidar and I decided to read this book together because after finishing Hilary Mantel s wonderful A Place of Greater Safety, we missed its chief protagonists, that is, Camille Desmoulins, Georges Jacques Danton and Maximilien Robespierre, and we wanted to further immerse ourselves in the events of the French Revolution The novel tells the stories of Danton and Robespierre, along with those of three other players in the Revolution actress Claire Lacombe and chocolate maker Pauline L on [...]

    2. Debbie Zapata on said:

      I generally adore Marge Piercy s books, but this one beat me to a pulp It is an ambitious tale about the French Revolution, and has six major real life characters My problem here is that each chapter is told from a different character s viewpoint For the first six chapters this is fine we are introduced to each person, get to know them and their backgrounds a little bit, then we go rushing off to the next person But after those first six chapters, the alternation becomes annoying The chapters ar [...]

    3. Chris on said:

      Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley Perhaps the most common thing every nation in the world shares is its ability to leave people behind when progressive change occurs Abigail Adams reminded her husband to not forget women when America was being founded, and of course, he did Women helped in World War I and they still didn t even have the vote There are still debates about whether African American women should put men s rights before all rights In fact, that is not doubt true for any minority culture o [...]

    4. Jemidar on said:

      Well written and very well researched novel about the French Revolution which refreshingly included a couple of characters who are not amoung the usual suspects when reading about the revolution Besides the well known Danton and Robespeirre and the slightly lesser known Manon Roland and Nicolas Condorcet, we also follow Claire Lacombe and Pauline Leon who founded the first all women s political organisation the Revolutionary Republican Women so there s a nice mix of point of views from men and w [...]

    5. Simon on said:

      I enjoyed this and it certainly makes the events of the French Revolution palpable I did not love it, however, because the writing seemed to eschew any sense of interpersonal drama and incident.

    6. Marina on said:

      This was a wonderful book and I will definitely write a review about it soon

    7. Natalie on said:

      This book was very well written, but the first half dragged for me In the beginning, I struggled to keep the characters and their backgrounds straight I put the book down for about a month, and when I had a little time, to read, I picked it up again The second half went much quickly The author did a fantastic job of fictionalizing some of the French Revolution s important players.

    8. Perry Whitford on said:

      A breakneck recreation of the momentous events of the French Revolution, expertly told through the eyes of six diverse combatants, ideally chosen women and men who helped shape events from the streets and salons Claire Lacombe, starts out a poor laundress in the southern town of Pamiers, but has dreams of a better life and runs off with a traveling troop of actors, eventually playing the role of Liberty in pro revolutionary plays, taking to the streets with the Society of Revolutionary Republica [...]

    9. Anna on said:

      To be honest, I was initially certain that this novel couldn t equal the incandescently brilliant A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel This put it at rather a disadvantage, but nonetheless I ended up enjoying it nearly as much as Mantel s masterpiece Piercy uses six different points of view to show how the French Revolution unfolded, of which three are women This is where the two novels differed most importantly, in my view In A Place of Greater Safely I felt very close to Robespierre, Dan [...]

    10. Jane on said:

      This book was an enjoyable novelistic summary of the French Revolution pre , during, and post , with an epilogue, not called as such of three characters meeting years later 1812 and discussing what had been accomplished during the Revolution years, even with the excesses The story follows six main figures Robespierre, Danton, Condorcet and three women who seemed like platforms for Piercy s blatant feminism The first part of the novel years 1780 1791 were much interesting 1792 dragged the Marat [...]

    11. Dottie on said:

      Piercy at her best Though in my opinion she is very nearly never at less than her best.

    12. Suzanne Prichard on said:

      It cured me of my obsession with the French Revolution What is that called, the technique of having every chapter be a different character and nobody ever really interacts I I know LAZY

    13. Lora Shouse on said:

      City of Darkness, City of Light is a novel about the French Revolution In it, Marge Piercy follows the lives of six people who were movers and shakers in the Revolution three men Georges Danton, Maximilian Robespierre, and Marie Jean Nicholas Caritat, Marquis de Condorcet and three women Pauline Leon, Claire Lacombe, and Manon Roland Danton and Robespierre were both lawyers before the Revolution and worked their way into leadership positions in the various legislative bodies that came into being [...]

    14. Susan Liston on said:

      2.5 Oh well, a bit disappointing I dearly loved Marge Piercy s book about World War II, Gone to Soldiers I don t know how I missed knowing this book existed, a seemingly similar one about the French Revolution, or I would have read it years ago It came to my attention while I was recently plodding through A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel, which I had some problems with I had thought these problems stemmed from my unexplained discomfort with Ms Mantel s writing style, which, while I app [...]

    15. Bonnie on said:

      The French Revolution is a terrific story and Piercy is an excellent writer What I wanted to know is how people who were motivated by noble ideals, such as liberty, equality, and brotherhood, could participate in the Terror Unfortunately, that isn t really answered I think part of the problem is that Piercy tries to tell the stories of too many people It would have been a better book if she had gone deeply into the beliefs and motivations of fewer people In addition, she doesn t present the arg [...]

    16. Nora on said:

      I couldn t put it down Don t know how I missed reading this earlier This well researched book makes the chaos of the French revolution understandable I repeatedly checked the encyclopedia while reading this and believe Piercy breathes life these historical icons I highly recommend this work.

    17. Kilian Metcalf on said:

      Marge Piercy obviously did a boatload of research for this novel Unfortunately, that didn t result in a good novel Although there were only six main characters, it seemed like a lot , and their lack of interaction or relation to each other was confusing I wanted to know about the events leading up to the French Revolution, but I ll try Hilary Mantel to learn what I want to know.

    18. Donna Davis on said:

      Piercy is a legend among feminists, and her writing was pivotal in my own development during the late 1970s and early 1980s as a newly hatched adult When this title, a novel based on the French Revolution, came out in 1996, I put it on my Christmas list and read it hungrily once I received it When I noticed that it was released digitally this spring, I scored a digital copy from Open Road Integrated Media and Net Galley in exchange for this honest review It s a novel that is definitely worth rea [...]

    19. Jo on said:

      This book offers a reader friendly account of the French Revolution through six men and women who played an active role in it well known figures like Robespierre, Danton, Mme Roland, Condorcet and some less recognizable ones unsurprisingly enough women like the actress Claire Lecombe and the chocolate maker Pauline Leon, who were the leaders of a protofeminist women s group It was certainly interesting to learn about the latter ones, as I had hardly ever heard about them It was equally interesti [...]

    20. Kristin on said:

      City tells the tumultuous tale of the French Revolution from the point of view of a number of key players in the events of the time The GoodMost tales of the French Revolution follow the key players Robespierre, Danton, Desmoulins but I liked that this book introduced me to two new individuals from the time Claire Lacombe and Pauline Leon, and was therefore able to provide a personalized and detailed account of the strong role women played in the revolution than just hey, there were some ladie [...]

    21. Maddie on said:

      Marge Piercy recreates a well rounded experience of The French Revolution by alternating the point of view of different characters Claire an actress , Max Robespierre , Nicolas an academic , Manon an artisan s daughter bureaucrat s wife , Pauline a chocolatier , and Georges an aspiring politician.Through these main characters the reader learns how the revolution affected different groups of people Pauline and Claire are the closest to the poor people the sans coulottes and the women who proteste [...]

    22. Jessica Bronder on said:

      This story takes place during the French Revolution but focuses on women during this time We follow an actress, and aristocrat s wife and a chocolate shop owner among others We follow along as each is affected by the Revolution and how each finds their own ways to change its outcome I love how we have a variety of people from different social standings You have a shop owner fighting day to day and an aristocrat s wife writing his speeches This book gives the untold stories that you don t hear ab [...]

    23. Stana on said:

      For me, Reading Marge Piercy s City of Darkness, City of Light was like entering a time machine it made me feel I was actually living through the French Revolution The story is told through six actual historical figures Claire Lacombe, Maximilien Robespierre, Manon Roland, Pauline Leon, Marie Jean Nicolas Caritat, Marquis de Condorcet and Georges Jacques Danton Through their actions and associations, we meet most of the major figures of the period I read this book for the first time about 10 yea [...]

    24. Stephanie on said:

      I just reread this It s great historical fiction with strong female characters And they strong without making them seem too modern for the setting like in the Red Tent or books like that And Piercy puts women at the center of some of the great Fr Rev action but she also very realistically keeps them out of the decision making and the end absolutely rings true The portrayal of Robespierre is especially good here because he comes across as much human and real than he ever did in my history cours [...]

    25. Rachel72 on said:

      I really enjoyed this novel, which depicts the French Revolution from the alternating third person perspectives of six major figures, who each played different but important roles within it Claire Lacombe, Pauline L on, Manon Roland, Nicolas de Condorcet, Maximilien Robespierre and Georges Danton Each protagonist s voice is distinct, and Piercy portrays them all in a sympathetic yet even handed way The events themselves are not over simplified either in particular, while the paranoia and horrors [...]

    26. Frances Donovan on said:

      Marge Piercy s historical novels are well researched forays into a kind of history I wish they d taught me in high school I might have paid attention City of Darkness, City of Light chronicles the tumult of the French Revolution from the perspective of about five real historical characters, including two women responsible for co founding the Republican Revolutionary Women, a political and activist organization comprised entirely of women who made public speeches, demonstrated in the Legislative [...]

    27. Stephanie on said:

      The first couple hundred pages of this book were very interesting the French Revolution from the point of view of the vampire several different players Robespierre, Danton, sans culotte women and but I ve really been struggling to read past page 300.The one thing this is really bringing home to me is how long the revolution took in school we just kind of learned blah blah Bastille, blah blah Tennis Court Oath, and then there was a revolution, lots of people died, let s move on to Napoleon May 1 [...]

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