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Historical remarks and anecdotes on the castle of the Bastille

Authors of source text

Joseph-Marie Brossays du Perray


Anonymous (30)
John Howard
Nathaniel Conant
Thomas Cadell

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is translation of
Remarques historiques et anecdotes sur le château de la Bastille & l'inquisition de France has translation has other edition
has other edition
A supplement to the Fifteen days’ trip to Paris, by another hand. Containing an accurate description of the Bastille, before its late demolition, and the manner of treating the prisoners. Translated from the French translation
has other edition
Tyranny annihilated, or, the Triumph of freedom over despotism [...] with the animated and patriotic speech delivered by M. Moreau de St. Merry to the patriotic party after the demolition of the Bastille translation has paratext
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Historical remarks and anecdotes on the castle of the Bastille paratext

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The editor of this text is the prison reformer John Howard. In the advertisement he claims he smuggled a copy of the French source text out of the country and had it translated to show his countrymen what horrors despotism can do in countries without a free constitution. Also reproduces the French editor's preface, explaining that liberty is dead in France, painting a bleak picture of despotism since the reign of Louis XIII.

Identical re-edition in 1784.