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This review is from: Citizens: A Chronicle of The French Revolution (Paperback)
Some additions to my understanding - the ancien regime was more innovative than stagnant, Beaumarchais looks interesting - but overall it reduced and fogged my vision of the revolution in the swirl of personalities. Crucial developments are lost amidst dramatic episodes and vignettish digressions.
I would take the advice of others about better books, especially to start with.
BTW Dickens Tale of Two Cities which got me re-interested in FR is a cracking read.