Comte Antoine de Rivarol: Letters, books, pamphlets, and materials by and about the French Royalist

Comte Antoine de Rivarol (1753-1801) was a Languedoc aristocrat, Royalist author and essayist, and French translator and political commentator. He is most famous for his commentaries on the worsening and ever-more violent degeneration of the French Revolution. Living in self-imposed exile in Berlin, Hamburg, and London, he wrote incessantly in support of the French Bourbon royalist cause. His writings circulated widely both during his life and especially after his young death in French, British, and German monarchist circles.

My favourite works by le Comte de Rivarol:

Interesting works about him:

  • Bauër, Gérard (1962). Les Moralistes Français: La Rochefoucauld; La Bruyère; Vauvenargues; Chamfort; Rivarol; Joubert. Paris: Editions A. Michel.
  • Cointat, Michel (2003). Rivarol (1753-1801): Un Écrivain Controversé. Paris: L’Harmattan.
  • Darnton, Robert (1982). The Literary Underground of the Old Regime. Harvard University Press.
  • Debidour, Victor-Henry (1956). Rivarol, Écrits Politiques et Littéraires Choisis et Présentés. Paris: Grasset.
  • De Lescure, Mathurin (1882). Rivarol et la Société Française pendant la Révolution et l’Émigration. Paris: E. Plon et Cie.
  • Le Breton, André (1895). Rivarol, sa Vie, ses Idées. Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie.
  • Matyaszewski, Paweł (1990). “Le Conservatisme Éclairé de Rivarol,” Revue d’Histoire littéraire de la France, 90e Année, No. 4/5, pp. 622–630.
  • McMahon, Darrin M. (2001). Enemies of the Enlightenment: The French Counter-Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity. Oxford University Press.
  • Jünger, Ernest (1974). Rivarol et Autres Essais. Paris: Grasset.
  • Roche, Alphonse Victor (1937). Les Idées Traditionalistes en France de Rivarol À Charles Maurras. The University of Illinois.
  • Saintsbury, George (1892). “Chamfort and Rivarol.” In: Miscellaneous Essays. London: Percival & Co., pp. 43–80.
  • Treich, Léon (1926). L’Esprit de Rivarol. Paris: Gallimard.
  • Faÿ, Bernard (1978). Rivarol et la Révolution. Paris: Librairie Académique Perin.
  • Baranger, Valérie (2007). Rivarol Face à la Révolution Française. Éditions de Paris.
  • Barth, Hans (1960). “Antoine de Rivarol and the French Revolution.” In: The Idea of Order: Contributions to a Philosophy of Politics. Dordrecht, Holland: D. Reidel Publishing Co., p. 49.
  • Matyaszewski, Paweł (1997). La Pensée Politique d’Antoine de Rivarol. Lublin: Towarzystwo Naukowe Katolickiego Uniwersytetu Lubelskiego.
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