A political romance: Léon Gambetta, Léonie Léon and the making of the French Republic, 1872-82
SK Foley, C Sowerwine
Published : 2012
Léon Gambetta is renowned as a founder of the French Third Republic. This unique study of his correspondence with his lover, Léonie Léon, provides a fascinating insight into their intimate and political partnership. It brings to life Gambetta as lover and politician, the unknown figure of Léon, and the political and cultural world of 1870s Paris.