The Journey of Martin Nadaud: A Life and Turbulent Times
Chatto & Windus, 1999 - 310 páginas
Martin Nadaud tells the true story of an itinerant stone mason from the Creuse region, at the georgraphical heart of France, who became a builder and architect in Paris and who would eventually return to his birthplace as Prefect of the entire department. Self-taught, Nadaud was a republican who warmed to the emerging theories of socialism that would liberate so many of his class. After the failure of the 1848 revolution, he was forced to flee to a long and lonely political exile in London, returning again to Paris at the time of the Commune in 1871 to regain his public life.
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... problem nicely in context : ' Some of these other men [ the spendthrifts ] came in at any hour of the night , and might wake us with their noise , but provided we stayed quiet ourselves and said nothing sleep soon overcame them .
As soon as I am free I will busy myself about our friend in Saint - Hilaire . Will you ask after Françoise ? Console her , and tell her that her husband will soon be free . ' This seems to be a veiled reference to ...
outside the foetid and inward - turning world of the more needy refugees who , with no other occupation , were soon quarrelling about who should have how much of the meagre funds available . But the more comfortably established ...
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A skillful, imaginative exploration of the life of a 19th-century French stonemason who, with ferocious determination, transformed himself into a potent political force. Tindall (Célestine, 1996, etc ... Leer comentario completo
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