(London): Fontana Press, (1997),
octavo, wrappers. (xxiv), 440pp. Fontana Press, Item #7565
"Robert Darnton's work is one of the main reasons that cultural history has become an exciting study central to our understanding of the past. His latest book vibrates with the strange political and literary energies of ancient regime France. The Forbidden Best- Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France traces the merging of philosophical, sexual, and anti-monarchical interests into the pulp fiction of the 1780s, banned books that make fascinating reading more than two centuries later."