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The Republic of Virtue

The Republic of Virtue Revolutionary France When Calvin Tarkington a young Boston merchant trader arrives in Paris on July th he finds a city in turmoil riven by quarrels between revolutionary factions and threat

  • Title: The Republic of Virtue
  • Author: Jefferson Flanders
  • ISBN: 9780988784062
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • Revolutionary France, 1793 When Calvin Tarkington, a young Boston merchant trader, arrives in Paris on July 4th, he finds a city in turmoil, riven by quarrels between revolutionary factions and threatened by advancing Coalition armies Calvin s brother Alexander, the family firm s representative in France, has disappeared, suspected by a powerful Jacobin official of spyinRevolutionary France, 1793 When Calvin Tarkington, a young Boston merchant trader, arrives in Paris on July 4th, he finds a city in turmoil, riven by quarrels between revolutionary factions and threatened by advancing Coalition armies Calvin s brother Alexander, the family firm s representative in France, has disappeared, suspected by a powerful Jacobin official of spying for the British As Calvin seeks to clear his brother s name, his quest for the truth takes him from elegant townhouses to squalid gambling dens to the secret chambers of the Masonic Lodge of the Seven Sisters Drawn into a shadowy world of intrigue and betrayal, Calvin becomes the hunted as France lurches toward the Reign of Terror Rich in historical detail and suspense, The Republic of Virtue tells a compelling story of love, courage, and loyalty set in a dangerous place at a dangerous time the darkest days of the French Revolution.

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    1. The Tarkingtons, a series of historical novels by Jefferson Flanders that begins with The Republic of Virtue, continues with The Boston Trader.It is an audacious novelist who can so knowingly prefigure the symbolism at the heart of his own work without threatening the success of the entire enterprise. It is fortunate, then, that Flanders is a writer of subtlety and skill. Flanders’ tale the weight not only of the revolution that would tear France apart but also of the war-torn centuries since, [...]

    2. I received this book for free from first reads program.I really enjoyed this book I have not seen very many books set in this period of time most books I have read about the french revolution focus more on the earliest days of the revolution. The story blends together new characters with real historical figures to create a lively and very realistic feeling mystery. I particularly enjoyed how at the beginning and end of the book the author set the scene for the book by describing the historical [...]

    3. Calvin Tarkington (Boston merchant-trader) arrived in Paris, France on 7/4.1793. Governmental politics, the military & citizens were all in odds of each other.Alexander (Calvin brother, family firm representative) has disappeared & a Jacobin big-shot has accused him of being a spy. Calvin goal is too clear his brother of those charges & the family name. His travels take him to the best/worst parts of Paris. He also encounters the Masons who belong to the Masonic Lodge of the Seven Si [...]

    4. Very good historical fiction read about the turmoil during the 4th portion of the French Revolution in Paris in the 1880's. Author does a good job of blending in his fictional characters with actual historical figures and all of the horror of that time, as Dr. Guillotin's device came in to much too frequent use. Lots of spies, treachery, and mystery in the book. Why not a 5*****, well I actually thought the last 10% was boring. Had hardly any interest in the remainder of the book after the myste [...]

    5. The Republic of Virtue is carefully researched and well-crafted. Jefferson Flanders succeeds in taking the reader forcefully back into Paris in the uncertain period following the French Revolution. Calvin Tarkington's search for his brother, Alexander, exposes France's fading glory under the Jacobins. I was fascinated by the intricate detail and historical accuracy which set the scene without detracting from the story-line.I do think, for those readers unfamiliar with French names, referral to a [...]

    6. I won this book through Giveaways.I found the story to be interesting, although somewhat predictable. I felt at the beginning there was an excessive amount of names, so by the time we found out who had betrayed the Tarkingtons I had already forgotten which character they were based on interactions with Calvin. I may have enjoyed the book more if I was more knowledgeable on the French Revolution. Other than that, it was an enjoyable read.

    7. An interesting mystery against the backdrop of the of the Jacobin takeover of the French Revolution. A good deal of historical information with a decent plot and interesting characters. Calvin Tarkington, an American, trying to negotiate the schemes of political intrigue and romance to find his missing brother in Paris 1793.

    8. Interesting and grippingI enjoyed this one and didn't like to stop reading. It kept me wanting more. The bits of history in this make me want to read more about the period. I think such effects of one book to cause you to want other books whether from that same author or not is really special and important.

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