Below are works I’ve consulted so far while writing The Siècle. Note that this is not a complete list of works I intend to consult or that I own, only those that I have consulted so far. This will be updated as my research continues.

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Nonfiction (secondary sources)

General history

Art, music, literature and culture

Biographies: Bourbons

Biographies: Bonapartes

Biographies: Other

Geography and climate

Government and political science

Media and the press

Philosophy and political theory

Religion

Social and economic history

Foreign relations and non-French history

Nonfiction (primary sources)

Almanacs and other statistical compilations

Correspondence and collected writings

  • Gallatin, Albert. The Writings of Albert Gallatin, vol. 2. Ed. Henry Adams. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1879.
  • Supplementary Despatches, Correspondence and Memoranda of Field Marshal Arthur Duke of Wellington, K.G. Ed. Arthur Richard Wellesley, 2nd Duke of Wellington. Vols. 1-12. London: John Murray, 1864.
  • Despatches, Correspondence and Memoranda of Field Marshal Arthur Duke of Wellington, K.G.. Ed. Arthur Richard Wellesley, 2nd Duke of Wellington. Vols. 1-2. London: John Murray, 1867.
  • To George Washington from Lafayette, 11 May 1785.” Founders Online, National Archives. [Original source: The Papers of George Washington. Confederation Series, vol. 2, 18 July 1784 – 18 May 1785, ed. W. W. Abbot (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1992), pp. 550–551.

Memoirs and biographies

Other writings

Fiction

  • Balzac, Honoré de. Père Goriot. Translated by Burton Raffel. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1994.
  • Dumas, Alexandre. The Count of Monte Cristo. Translated by Robin Buss. London: Penguin Books, 2003.
  • Hugo, Victor. Les Misérables. Translated by Norman Denny. London: Penguin Books, 1982.
  • Hugo, Victor. Les Misérables. Translated by Christine Donougher. Penguin Classics, 2013. Kindle.
  • Stendhal. The Red and the Black. Translated by Horace B. Samuel. New York: Barnes & Noble Classics, 2005.
  • Vigny, Alfred de. Servitude et grandeur militaires [Recollections of Military Servitude]. In Lights and Shades of Military Life. Edited by Charles James Napier. Translated by Frederic Shoberl. London: H. Colburn, 1840.

Articles

Art, music, literature and culture

Economics

Geography and climate

Government and political science

Religion

Other topics

Data and mapping

Reference works