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Improbable Patriot
The Secret History of Monsieur de Beaumarchais, the French Playwright Who Saved the American Revolution
Harlow Giles Unger

University Press of New England



Contents

List of Illustrations
• Preface and Acknowledgments
• We Must Help the Americans
• Gold by God! The Fuel of Life!
• Last Night Poor, Wealthy Today!
• So You Mistreat Some Poor Devil . . . Till He Trembles in Disgrace!
• I’m the Busiest, Cleverest Fellow I Know
• Plotting and Pocketing
• I Wish to Serve Your Country as if It Were My Own
• Figaro Here, Figaro There . . .
• Bright People Are So Stupid
• What Did You Do to Earn So Many Rewards?
Tout finit par des chansons / Everything Ends in Song
• All of Which Proves That a Son of a Clod Can Be Worth His Weight in Gold
• Appendix: Works by Beaumarchais
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Index

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