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The Resource The last libertines, Benedetta Craveri ; translated from the Italian by Aaron Kerner

The last libertines, Benedetta Craveri ; translated from the Italian by Aaron Kerner

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The last libertines
Title
The last libertines
Statement of responsibility
Benedetta Craveri ; translated from the Italian by Aaron Kerner
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"The Last Libertines, as Benedetta Craveri writes in her preface to the book, "tells the story of a group of young aristocrats living in the last days of the French monarchy, when it was still possible for the members of the elite to reconcile a way of life based on status and privilege with a belief, born of the Enlightenment, in the necessity for social transformation and the new ideals of justice, tolerance, and civility." Here we meet seven emblematic characters, whom Craveri has singled out not only for the "novelistic quality of their lives and loves" but also, perhaps above all, for the fully conscious way in which they confronted the crisis of the ancien régime while looking ahead to a new world being born. Displaying the aristocratic virtues of "pride, courage, fashionable elegance, culture, spiritedness, and conviviality," the duc de Lauzun, the comte de Segur, the vicomte de Segur, the duc de Brissac, the comte de Narbonnes, the comte de Vaudreuil, and the chevalier de Boufflers were not only masters of the art of seduction but true sons of the Enlightenment, all ambitious to play their part in bringing around the great changes that were in the air. When the French Revolution came, however, they were condemned to poverty, exile, and in some cases execution. Telling the parallel lives of these seven dazzling but little-remembered historical figures, Craveri brings to light a vanished civilization and dramatizes a time of turmoil that may be said to anticipate our own"--
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1942-
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Craveri, Benedetta
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Kerner, Aaron
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  • Nobility
  • France
  • France
  • Nobility
  • France
Label
The last libertines, Benedetta Craveri ; translated from the Italian by Aaron Kerner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The Duc de Lauzun -- The Vicomte Joseph Alexandre de Ségur -- The Duc de Brissac -- The Comte de Narbonne -- The Chevalier de Boufflers -- The Comte Louis-Philippe de Ségur -- The Comte de Vaudreuil -- 1789 -- Turning the Page
Control code
1135908356
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
589 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681373409
Lccn
2019044362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 300
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1135908356
Label
The last libertines, Benedetta Craveri ; translated from the Italian by Aaron Kerner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The Duc de Lauzun -- The Vicomte Joseph Alexandre de Ségur -- The Duc de Brissac -- The Comte de Narbonne -- The Chevalier de Boufflers -- The Comte Louis-Philippe de Ségur -- The Comte de Vaudreuil -- 1789 -- Turning the Page
Control code
1135908356
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
589 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681373409
Lccn
2019044362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 300
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1135908356

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