Chateaubriand and inequality: two centuries…

I decided that my Summer reading…would be Chateaubriand’s memoirs (Mémoires d’outre-tombe or in English Memoirs Beyond the Grave). I wanted to read them ever since I bought the books in the mid-1970. In the edition I have, the memoirs are published in three volumes (they are enormous). I read parts of volumes 1 or 2, but never touched volume 3. But now as my eyesight worsens, volume 3, conveniently printed in large font, beckoned. So I took it. It is a book of some 700 pages. It could have been organized much better (but I will not discuss that) and it covers years 1828-1838.

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