A Place of Greater Safety (Paperback)

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The story of three young provincials of no great heritage who together helped to destroy a way of life and, in the process, destroyed themselves: Camille Desmoulins, bisexual and beautiful, charming, erratic, untrustworthy; Georges Jacques Danton, hugely but erotically ugly, a brilliant pragmatist who knew how to seize power and use it; and Maximilien Robespierre, "the rabid lamb," who would send his dearest friend to the guillotine. Each, none older than thirty-four, would die by the hand of the very revolution he had helped to bring into being.

About the Author

Hilary Mantel's novels "offer lessons in life's contrariness, in the tensions between free will, unfortunate accident, and involuntary behavior" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). She is the author of eight novels and winner of the prestigious Hawthornden Prize for Literature.

Praise For…

"Brilliant, edgy historical fiction that catches the jittery, violent flux of the French Revolution."--Michael Upchurch, Chicago Tribune

"Riveting historical novel"--The New Yorker

Product Details
ISBN: 9780805052046
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Publication Date: October 1st, 1998
Pages: 768