Excerpt from Women of the French Revolution The Women of the French Revolution is so vast a theme that hitherto, even in France, it has t yet met with anything like exhaustive treatment. Michelet himself admits that the title of his book, Les Femmes de la Revolution, is misleading, and that he has written of a few heroines rather than of the mass of revolutionary women. A much later writer, M. Adrien Lasserre, in his work on Women's Participation in the Revolution says that he has found it impossible to cover completely a field so extensive. The attempt which M. Lasserre has reunced cant be made here. All I hope to do is to give some idea of the rank and file of revolutionary women and of their famous leaders, during little more than a brief period of five memorable years. That period extends from May, 1789, until July, 1794, with some glances w and then, before and after. One aspect of this subject of revolutionary women - their connection with the secret societies of the day - I have purposely igred. It is obscure and highly controversial. Unfortunately, though these societies have been much written about, and especially of late, it has often been in a partisan spirit. This book will constantly deal with parties, but I trust t in the spirit of a partisan. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.