Robert Darnton

The Literary Underground of the Old Regime Publication date : March 1, 1992

Behind the literary scenes of the French 18th century, a vast human comedy is hidden. R. Darnton recreates the most picturesque elements of this life: those who actually wrote, made, and sold the books. With the voice of a story-teller he weaves this fascinating tale of lying, spying, ruin and fortune.