You Wouldn't Want to Be An Aristocrat in the French Revolution!

You Wouldn't Want to Be An Aristocrat in the French Revolution!

A Horrible Time in Paris You'd Rather Avoid

Book - 2007
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Humorous text and illustrations describe what life must have been like for French aristocrats during the late eighteenth century, describing the excesses that led the common people to revolt and the grisly results.
Publisher: New York: Franklin Watts, 2007
ISBN: 9780531187456
Branch Call Number: 944.04 P66y 2007 CHILD
Characteristics: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Salariya, David
Antram, David 1958-

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Ubalstecha
Aug 06, 2012

Grace Elliot was a real person. A Scotswoman, she was one of the most famous courtesans in pre-Revolutionary France, so it is through her eyes that we see the lead up to the French Revolution, the Revolution itself and the aftermath.

Like all books from this series, there is a focus on the gross and disgusting facts, like the fact that the French rarely bathed and used perfume to cover up the smell and powdered their hair to soak up the grease. There are also illustrations to accompany the text.

Aimed at the lower reader, this is a great resource for younger students studying the French Revolution.

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Jun 08, 2016

red_horse_674 thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

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