That question is a key focus of BSC’s spring musical, The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade. DO see it … afterwards you will likely want to know more.
The French Revolution: a History by Thomas Carlyle
This book was first published in 1837 and is considered the standard work on the French Revolution. Thomas Carlyle’s “French Revolution took the world by surprise, and established his fame.”** As John D. Rosenberg observes in his Introduction, The French Revolution is “one of the grand poems of [Carlyle’s] century, yet its poetry consists in being everywhere scrupulously rooted in historical fact.”
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**Source: Project Gutenberg Literary Archive, Foundation. 2006. “Thomas Carlyle: 1795-1881. Criticism and Biography.” Beacon Lights Of History, Vol. 13 61-77. History Reference Center, EBSCOhost (accessed April 4, 2014).