The Huguenots in France : After the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes; With a Visit to the Country of the Vaudois (Classic Reprint)


Excerpt from The Huguenots in France: After the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes; With a Visit to the Country of the Vaudois T the time when the Bourbon Restoration pressed heavily on the shoulders and con sciences of Frenchmen, those who saw young Louis Adolphe Thiers arrive from Provence with nothing in his pocket but a prize essay on Vauvenargues, described him as a youth with a demon of restless ness in his body, and a tongue that wagged like a bell's. A few years later (jan. 1, when the first number of the National appeared, on the most detestable of papers, and with the most ad venturous of staffs, the writer who shared with Auguste Mignet and Armand Carrel the editorial triumvirate, began to take lead in society, and the graphic M. De Lomenie says of him He at tracted curiosity at once by the southern twang of his voice, the smallness of his size, the incom parable vivacity of his speech, and a glance the odd fire of which was heightened by the large. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Samuel Smiles
Paperback | 408 pages
152 x 229 x 21mm | 544g
Publication date
29 Apr 2018
Forgotten Books
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5 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
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