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The Resource Ribbons of scarlet : a novel of the French Revolution's women, Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, Sophie Perinot, Heather Webb, E. Knight ; with a foreword by Allison Pataki

Ribbons of scarlet : a novel of the French Revolution's women, Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, Sophie Perinot, Heather Webb, E. Knight ; with a foreword by Allison Pataki

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Ribbons of scarlet : a novel of the French Revolution's women
Title
Ribbons of scarlet
Title remainder
a novel of the French Revolution's women
Statement of responsibility
Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, Sophie Perinot, Heather Webb, E. Knight ; with a foreword by Allison Pataki
Title variation
Ribbons of scarlet
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a novel of the French Revolutions women
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eng
Summary
"Six best-selling and award-winning authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers - six unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution. Ribbons of Scarlet is a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution - and change the world. In late 18th-century France, women do not have a place in politics. But as the tide of revolution rises, women from gilded salons to the streets of Paris decide otherwise - upending a world order that has long oppressed them. Blue-blooded Sophie de Grouchy believes in democracy, education, and equal rights for women and marries the only man in Paris who agrees. Emboldened to fight the injustices of King Louis XVI, Sophie aims to prove that an educated populace can govern itself - but one of her students, fruit-seller Louise Audu, is hungrier for bread and vengeance than learning. When the Bastille falls and Louise leads a women's march to Versailles, the monarchy is forced to bend, but not without a fight. The king's pious sister, Princess Elisabeth, takes a stand to defend her brother, spirit her family to safety, and restore the old order, even at the risk of her head. But when fanatics use the newspapers to twist the revolution's ideals into a new tyranny, even the women who toppled the monarchy are threatened by the guillotine. Putting her faith in the pen, brilliant political wife Manon Roland tries to write a way out of France's blood-soaked Reign of Terror while pike-bearing Pauline Leon and steely Charlotte Corday embrace violence as the only way to save the nation. With justice corrupted by revenge, all the women must make impossible choices to survive - unless unlikely heroine and courtesan's daughter Emilie de Sainte-Amaranthe can sway the man who controls France's fate: the fearsome Robespierre."--provided by publisher
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  • /* Starred Review */ Six top historical fiction authors weave together the stories of seven real women pivotal to the French Revolution. The brilliant Sophie de Grouchy marries as the monarchy falls, while fruit-seller Louise Audu leads a women's march on Versailles and pious Princess Élisabeth flees Paris with the rest of the royal family. As the National Convention becomes progressively more radical, Manon Roland is imprisoned for her husband's written pleas for centrist politics, which she wrote. Chocolatière Pauline Léon unwittingly crosses paths with Charlotte Corday, in Paris to murder Marat, and even Paris' great beauty, Émilie de Sainte-Amaranthe, is not safe from the guillotine. Though each story has a different author, the narrative flows smoothly as the women's orbits cross. Despite their different stations and political leanings, the protagonists all share one thing: their work and opinions must be set aside for those of men. The disparate social and political views presented make this an excellent choice for a lively book discussion, and readers of historical fiction will appreciate this unique take on an era not often covered in English-language popular fiction. -- Susan Maguire (Reviewed 9/1/2019) (Booklist, vol 116, number 1, p56)
  • This skillfully crafted novel of the French Revolution by well-known historical fiction authors Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, Sophie Perinot, Heather Webb, and E. Knight tells of singular women during tumultuous times. Aristocrat Sophie helps her uncle defend unjustly condemned peasants and educates the poor; the saintly Princess Elisabeth longs to remain at her farm and continue her good works; the market woman Louise Audu leads angry citizens marching on Versailles; revolutionary salonnière Manon ghostwrites much of her husband's political texts; gentle Charlotte stabs a bloodthirsty tyrant to restore the decency of the Republic; chocolate shop owner Pauline also leads the march on Versailles; and lovely hostess Emilie uses her social and political connections to sway the fearsome Robespierre. The authors blend their disparate characters into one compelling tale of the women of France who fought for equality for all but, in the end, paid the price for being female. VERDICT Sure to appeal to devotees of historical fiction, feminists, and those looking for a stirring #metoo read. [See Prepub Alert, 4/15/19.] --Cynthia Johnson (Reviewed 09/01/2019) (Library Journal, vol 144, issue 8, p68)
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10805044
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Quinn, Kate
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3617.U578
LC item number
R53 2019
Literary form
novels
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  • 1976 December 30-
  • 1976 December 30-
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  • Dray, Stephanie
  • Webb, Heather
  • Perinot, Sophie
  • Quinn, Kate
  • Knight, Eliza
  • Kamoie, Laura Croghan
  • Pataki, Allison
  • Quinn, Kate
  • Dray, Stephanie
  • Kamoie, Laura Croghan
  • Perinot, Sophie
  • Webb, Heather
  • Knight, Eliza
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True
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  • Women
  • France
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adult
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a novel of the French Revolution's women
Label
Ribbons of scarlet : a novel of the French Revolution's women, Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, Sophie Perinot, Heather Webb, E. Knight ; with a foreword by Allison Pataki
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Publication
Note
Includes P.S. Insights, Interviews, & More ... (pages 1-29 at end of work)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 28-29)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The assassin
  • E. Knight
  • The beauty
  • Laura Kamoie
  • Epilogue
  • Acknowledgments
  • The philosopher
  • Stephanie Dray
  • The revolutionary
  • Heather Webb
  • The princess
  • Sophie Perinot
  • The politician
  • Kate Quinn
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 514, 29 pages
Isbn
9780062952196
Lccn
2019024117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1120722058
  • (OCoLC)1120722058
Label
Ribbons of scarlet : a novel of the French Revolution's women, Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, Sophie Perinot, Heather Webb, E. Knight ; with a foreword by Allison Pataki
Publication
Note
Includes P.S. Insights, Interviews, & More ... (pages 1-29 at end of work)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 28-29)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The assassin
  • E. Knight
  • The beauty
  • Laura Kamoie
  • Epilogue
  • Acknowledgments
  • The philosopher
  • Stephanie Dray
  • The revolutionary
  • Heather Webb
  • The princess
  • Sophie Perinot
  • The politician
  • Kate Quinn
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 514, 29 pages
Isbn
9780062952196
Lccn
2019024117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1120722058
  • (OCoLC)1120722058

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