The Calm Before the Storm

Siân Reynolds

in Marriage and Revolution

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199560424
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741814 | DOI:
The Calm Before the Storm

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This chapter, based on copious correspondence, reconstructs the Rolands’ private life in Amiens (1781–1784) and the Beaujolais, from 1784: everyday routines, diet, illnesses and remedies, occupations, and gradual responsibility for the farm at Le Clos la Platière, combining rural life with Roland's inspection duties. Paris seems a long way off and, like Candide, the couple seems likely to settle for cultivating their garden.

Keywords: Amiens; Beaujolais; Le Clos; medecine; countryside; private life; occupations; Candide

Chapter.  4194 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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