Maximilien Marie Isidore Robespierre

Standard Name: Robespierre, Maximilien Marie Isidore

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Literary Setting Hilary Mantel
The novel takes place in Paris, primarily during the years of the revolution, beginning from 1787, when, as HM sees it, three men, Camille Desmoulins , Maximilien Robespierre , and Georges-Jacques Danton , seized...
Literary Setting Anne Marsh
The Professional Visits is set in Paris, during the nightmare of Robespierre 's Terror, and opens in July 1794, soon after the fall of the moderate Girondins, and ends dramatically on the execution of...
Literary Setting Mary Robinson
This blends gender politics with national politics, but emphasises the former. Its heroine, Martha Bradford, dark, tough, witty, and affectionate, enacts accented versions of some of MR 's experiences. Her father prefers her fair, compliant...
Other Life Event Grace Elliott
She was caught, however, and committed to the Recollets in Versailles, where she occupied a large room that until recently had housed several hundred rabbits. She had her jewellery with her, and also her...
politics Germaine de Staël
Habitués of her salon included Lafayette , Condorcet , Narbonne , Talleyrand , and Thomas Jefferson .
Kobak, Annette. “Mme de Staël and Fanny Burney”. The Burney Journal, pp. 12 -35.
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In the following months she conspired with others to attempt the escape from revolutionary hands of aristocratic...
Textual Features Frances Burney
Wollstonecraft 's tacit presence here extends beyond the portrait of Elinor. Juliet, it turns out, is fleeing from an intolerable marriage, like the heroine of The Wrongs of Woman, or Maria. English law condemns...
Textual Features Pam Gems
In this drama PG returns to the subject matter of her translation and adaptation The Danton Affair, made in 1986 from Przybyszewska 's 1930s play of the same title. In PG 's The Snow...
Textual Features Elizabeth Moody
Personal matters mingle with others of public or topical interest, as EM addresses Joseph Priestley on the inter-relation of matter and spirit, Marie Antoinette on her sufferings before her execution, and Dr Thomas Huet on...
Textual Features Emmuska, Baroness Orczy
She apologises to her readers in a foreword (written at Paris) for presenting the life-story of a liar, thief and forger, and for allowing him, too, to tell it himself. This man, Hector Ratichon, served...
Textual Features Mrs F. C. Patrick
In the course of a busy plot Augusta is abducted, but saves herself from a forced marriage (her mother, the instigator of this outrage, affects to think her married in the sight of Heaven) by...
Textual Features Mary Robinson
As well as MR 's account of her life, designed to mark her out as a romantic heroine and victim (and not immune from exaggeration and unreliability), this publication includes much of her other literary...
Textual Production Mathilde Blind
She then turned to English to write a tragedy on the politically daring subject of Robespierre , which remained unpublished.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
Textual Production Helen Maria Williams
This is the title on the first two volumes in this second series: it continues and of the Scenes which Have Passed in the Prisons of Paris.
Kelly, Gary. Women, Writing, and Revolution 1790-1827. Clarendon, 1993.
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The next two volumes, of which...
Textual Production Hilary Mantel
HM 's The Woman Who Died of Robespierre was published: a historical study of a woman destroyed by her obsession with writing a novel about Robespierre .
Her protagonist is an actual woman, whose trilogy...
Textual Production Helen Waddell
The work had first seen the light as a series of articles in the Nineteenth Century and After, despite the difficulties caused by shortage of paper.
Blackett, Monica. The Mark of the Maker: A Portrait of Helen Waddell. Constable, 1973.
160, 161
HW 's Translator's Note explains that...

Timeline

1786
Maximilien Robespierre in Discours sur les droits et les devoirs des bâtards sought to improve some of the civil rights of those born outside marriage, but denounced contraception as a secret crime against Nature.
April 1786
Maximilien Robespierre , speaking at the local academy of Arras, supported the admission of women into literary clubs.
15 February 1793
The feminist Condorcet submitted his plan for a new Constitution for France; it was rejected.
April 1793
The Committee of Public Safety was set up in Paris to guide the National Convention .
5 September 1793
The Reign of Terror began in earnest in Paris with Billaud-Varenne declaring in the National Convention that terror would be the order of the day.
5 April 1794
In France, Robespierre had his two erstwhile friends and associates Desmoulins and Danton guillotined.
27 July 1794
The guillotining of Robespierre signalled an end to the Terror in France.