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Marriage and RevolutionMonsieur and Madame Roland$
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Siân Reynolds

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199560424

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.001.0001

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The Calm Before the Storm

The Calm Before the Storm

Housekeeping Together

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(p.96) 10 The Calm Before the Storm
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Marriage and Revolution
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Siân Reynolds

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.003.0012

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

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