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Look Inside A Narrative of Three Years' Residence in France, Principally in the Southern Departments, from the Year 1802 to 1805

A Narrative of Three Years' Residence in France, Principally in the Southern Departments, from the Year 1802 to 1805
Including Some Authentic Particulars Respecting the Early Life of the French Emperor, and a General Inquiry into his Character

Volume 2

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Europe

  • Date Published: April 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108081023

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  • The writer and translator Anne Plumptre (1760–1818) and her sister Annabella, also a writer, divided their time between Norwich and London, where they moved in radical and dissenting circles. Anne also travelled abroad, publishing this three-volume description of three years' residence in France in 1810. (Her 1817 volume on Ireland is also reissued in this series.) Like many other Britons, Plumptre took the opportunity of the Peace of Amiens to visit post-revolutionary France, and she stayed in the country until hostilities recommenced in 1805. Sympathetic to the revolution, she intended to examine for herself the state of the country and its people, and compare her first-hand impressions (especially of Napoleon) with the generally hostile information about France then currently available in Britain. In Volume 2, Plumptre is based at Marseilles, and describes both the city and its recent history during the Reign of Terror; she then travels to Aix-en-Provence.

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    • Date Published: April 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108081023
    • length: 480 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Marseilles
    2. Marseilles, the old and new town
    3. The abbey of St Victor
    4. The convent of the Chartreux
    5. The forts of St Nicholas and St John
    6. The battery of the Farot
    7. The column to Bonaparte
    8. Great change made in Marseilles by the revolution
    9. State of alarm during the reign of terror
    10. Instances of abuses
    11. Soap manufactory at Marseilles
    12. Celebration of Christmas and New-Year's-Day
    13. English ladies settled at Marseilles
    14. The bastides about Marseilles
    15. Monsieur Barthelemy
    16. The Fete-Dieu at Aix
    17. The Fete-Dieu at Marseilles
    18. Excursion to Toulon
    19. Toulon
    20. Excursion to the Sainte Beaume
    21. Aix founded by the Romans
    22. The Hotel-de-ville
    23. The hospitals
    24. The courts of law at Aix
    25. The Tolonet
    26. The mountain of Sainte Victoire
    27. On the climate and productions of Provence
    28. On the character of the Provencaux.

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    Anne Plumptre

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