Recollections of the Revolution and the Empire

Henriette Lucie Dillon, marquise de LA TOUR DU PIN GOUVERNET (1770 - 1853), translated by Walter GEER (1857 - 1937)

An aristocratic Frenchwoman's personal record of the dazzling extravagance of the Ancien RĂ©gime, of the court of Marie Antoinette, of the Revolution, of her life in exile (partly in Upstate New York) and of the court of Napoleon Bonaparte. This famous historically valuable memoir, written for her son, ends with Napoleon's return from Elba in 1815. (Summary by barbara2)

Genre(s): Memoirs, Early Modern, Modern (19th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Part 1 Ch 1: Childhood of Mlle Dillon Barbara Baker
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Play 02 Part 1 Ch 2: Death of Mme Dillon Barbara Baker
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Play 03 Part 1 Ch 3: Visits to Languedoc Barbara Baker
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Play 04 Part 1 Ch 4: Matrimonial Projects Barbara Baker
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Play 05 Part 1 Ch 5: The Marriage Preliminaries Barbara Baker
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Play 06 Part 1 Ch 6: Marriage and Presentation at Court Barbara Baker
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Play 07 Part 1 Ch 7: First Season in Society Barbara Baker
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Play 08 Part 1 Ch 8: Eve of the Revolution Barbara Baker
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Play 09 Part 1 Ch 9: Fall of the Bastille Barbara Baker
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Play 10 Part 1 Ch 10a: Versailles Invaded by the Mob Barbara Baker
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Play 11 Part 1 Ch 10b: Versailles Invaded by the Mob Barbara Baker
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Play 12 Part 1 Ch 11: Visit to Switzerland Barbara Baker
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Play 13 Part 1 Ch 12a: Residence in Holland Barbara Baker
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Play 14 Part 1 Ch 12b: Residence in Holland Barbara Baker
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Play 15 Part 1 Ch 13: Flight to Bordeaux Barbara Baker
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Play 16 Part 1 Ch 14: Life at Bordeaux Barbara Baker
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Play 17 Part 1 Ch 15: Decision to Leave France Barbara Baker
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Play 18 Part 1 Ch 16: Voyage to Boston Barbara Baker
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Play 19 Part 2 Ch 1: Arrival in America Barbara Baker
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Play 20 Part 2 Ch 2: The Farm near Albany Barbara Baker
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Play 21 Part 2 Ch 3: Country Life Barbara Baker
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Play 22 Part 2 Ch 4: A Visit to New York Barbara Baker
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Play 23 Part 2 Ch 5a: Departure for Europe Barbara Baker
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Play 24 Part 2 Ch 5b: Departure for Europe Barbara Baker
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Play 25 Part 2 Ch 6: Visit to Paris Barbara Baker
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Play 26 Part 2 Ch 7a: Exile in England Barbara Baker
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Play 27 Part 2 Ch 7b: Exile in England Barbara Baker
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Play 28 Part 2 Ch 8: Life at Richmond Barbara Baker
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Play 29 Part 2 Ch 9: Return to Paris Barbara Baker
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Play 30 Part 2 Ch 10: Life at Le Bouilh Barbara Baker
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Play 31 Part 2 Ch 11: The Emperor at Bordeaux Barbara Baker
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Play 32 Part 2 Ch 12: The Prefecture at Brussels Barbara Baker
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Play 33 Part 2 Ch 13: Visit of the Emperor Barbara Baker
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Play 34 Part 2 Ch 14: An Audience with Napoleon Barbara Baker
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Play 35 Part 2 Ch 15: Return of the King Barbara Baker
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Play 36 Part 2 Ch 16: The First Restoration Barbara Baker
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Play 37 Postscript Barbara Baker
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