Featuring some of the most brilliant and notable sayings from a revolutionising world, ‘100 Quotes by Nicolas de Chamfort’ paints a vivid mosaic of life during and after the French Revolution.
Having thrown himself into the Republican movement and fight to overthrow the last king of France, Chamfort was one of the first to have entered the Bastille as it was triumphantly stormed.
Secretary to Louis XVI’s sister and of the notary Jacobin Club, he went on to witness the dawn of a new era with the reign of Marat and Robespierre, underseeing the campaign towards universal men’s suffrage.
Influencing and shaping one of the most defining moments of history, ‘100 Quotes by Nicolas Chamfort’ is a must-read collection for those interested in the figures, who lay the foundations for the world as we know it today.
Nicolas de Chamfort (1741-1894) was a French writer and secretary to Louis XVI's sister, along with that of the Jacobin club. A strong defender of the Republican movement, his work reflects a turbulent time in France's history when society turned against the Monarchy.