Search
Type
Format
Sort
Location

Chaffin, Tom

Summary: Thomas Jefferson first met the Marquis de Lafayette in 1781, when the young French-born general was dispatched to Virginia to assist Jefferson, then the state's governor, in fighting off the British. The two could not have seemed more different. When Jefferson moved to Paris three years later as a diplomat, speaking little French and in need of a partner, their friendship began in earnest....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 CHA

Carey, Edward

Summary: In 1761 a tiny, odd-looking girl named Marie is born in a village in Switzerland. After the death of her parents, she is apprenticed to an eccentric wax sculptor and whisked off to the seamy streets of Paris, where they meet a domineering widow and her quiet, pale son. Together, they convert an abandoned monkey house into an exhibition hall for wax heads, and the spectacle becomes a sensation....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC CAR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION CAR

Summary: An adaptation of the novel by Baroness Orczy in which a dashing dandy of the English court tries to defend innocent aristocrats from the violence of the French revolution.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Madacy 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA SCA

McPhee, Peter

Summary: The French Revolution has fascinated, perplexed, and inspired for more than two centuries. It was a seismic event that radically transformed France and launched shock waves across the world. In this provocative new history, Peter McPhee draws on a lifetime’s study of eighteenth-century France and Europe to create an entirely fresh account of the world’s first great modern revolution—its...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 944 MCP

Summary: The TARDIS arrives near Paris during the French Revolution, a time of great upheaval, bloodshed and terror. Soon, with the Doctor trapped inside a burning farmhouse, Ian imprisoned and Susan and Barbara on their way to the guillotine, it's clear this will be one of their most dangerous and exciting adventures yet.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Worldwide Americas 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV DOC

Taylor, Andrew

Summary: Paris, 1792. Terror reigns as the city writhes in the grip of revolution. The streets run with blood as thousands lose their heads to the guillotine. Edward Savill, working in London as agent for a wealthy American, receives word that his estranged wife Augusta has been killed in France. She leaves behind ten-year-old Charles, who is brought to England to Charnwood Court, a house in the country...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Gaines, James R.

Summary: They began as courtiers in a hierarchy of privilege, but history remembers them as patriot-citizens in a commonwealth of equals. On April 18, 1775, a riot over the price of flour broke out in the French city of Dijon; that same night, across the Atlantic, Paul Revere mounted the fastest horse he could find. So began what have been called the "sister revolutions" of France and America. In a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.4 GAI

Plain, Nancy.

Summary: Examines the history of France during the reign of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie-Antoinette, provides information about everyday life in France during the revolutionary era, and includes a selection of contemporary writings.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Benchmark Books 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 944.035 PLA

Scurr, Ruth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ROBESPIERRE, MAXIMILIE SCU

Orczy, Emmuska Orczy

Summary: In 1792, during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror, an English aristocrat known to be an ineffectual fop is actually a master of disguises who, with a small band of dedicated friends, undertakes dangerous missions to save members of the French nobility from the guillotine.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 1999

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC ORC

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Featured Reads, Call number: J Fiction Orc

Donnelly, Jennifer.

Summary: An angry, grieving seventeen-year-old musician facing expulsion from her prestigious Brooklyn private school travels to Paris to complete a school assignment and uncovers a diary written during the French revolution by a young actress attempting to help a tortured, imprisoned little boy--Louis Charles, the lost king of France.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2010

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION DON

Bruce, Evangeline.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 1995

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 BRU

Winik, Jay

Summary: Winik documents the final years of the eighteenth century as a period of tumultuous change marked by Russia's imperial power, the revolution in France, and America's near-collapse, events that the author reveals to be intricately related.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.3 WIN

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Project Gutenberg 1994

Dickens, Charles

Summary: After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the aging Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2011

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Winik, Jay

Summary: It is an era that redefined history. As the 1790s began, a fragile America teetered on the brink, Russia was a vast imperial power, and France plunged into revolution. But in contrast to the way conventional histories tell it, none of these events occurred in isolation. Here, historian Winik shows how their fates combined to change the course of civilization. Here is a savage world war, the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 WIN

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.3 WIN

Furstenberg, François

Summary: Relates how a group of five French aristocrats sought refuge in the United States, a republic whose Enlightenment ideals mirrored their own, and spent the French Revolution in Philadelphia before eventually becoming involved in Franco-American diplomacy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.4 FUR

Pataki, Allison

Summary: "As the French revolution ravages the country, Desiree Clary is faced with the life-altering truth that the world she has known and loved is gone and it's fallen on her to save her family from the guillotine. A chance encounter with Napoleon Bonaparte, the ambitious and charismatic young military prodigy, provides her answer. When her beloved sister Julie marries his brother Joseph, Desiree and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAT

Erickson, Carolly

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Audio Renaissance 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC ERI

Kruger, Diane

Summary: Follows the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her servants in July 1789, the beginning of the French Revolution.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: eOne 2013

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Erickson, Carolly

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Griffin 2005

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Eri

Erickson, Carolly

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ERI

Dickens, Charles

Summary: Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities is a sprawling tale of London and revolutionary Paris with a complex plot portraying the results of terror and treason, love and supreme sacrifice. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." It was the time of the French Revolution, a time of great change and great danger. It was a time when injustice was met by...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio 2011

View online at Hoopla

Read, Piers Paul

Summary: After leaving his home in pursuit of a military career, Sicilian nobleman Vitello Scarpia finds himself expelled from the Spanish royal guard and left to seek his fortune in Italy. Scarpia enrolls in the papal army and is soon taken up by a countess eager to have a handsome young officer at her side. She introduces Scarpia into Roman society. He is both enthralled and agitated by its mix of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC REA

Back to Top