All Books By Robert Darnton

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  1. Book ImageCensors at Work

    “Splendid. . . . [Darnton gives] us vivid, hard-won detail, illuminating narrative, and subtle, original insight.”—Timothy Garton Ash, New York Review of BooksMore

  2. Book ImageGeorge Washington's False Teeth

    A master historian's excavations into the past unearth a world that is unexpected and compelling.More

  3. Book ImageThe Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France

    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.More

  4. Book ImageThe Corpus of Clandestine Literature in France, 1769-1789

    Having thoroughly mined the sources, Darnton provides a trove of information on the illegal literature of Old Regime France. The result is an invaluable resource to specialists in French cultural history, the history of the book, the social history of ideas, and problems of censorship and state control of ideas.More

  5. Book ImageBerlin Journal, 1989-1990

    “Makes us appreciate something of what it felt like for Germans East and West as the world ended.” —Anthony Bailey, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  6. Book ImageThe Kiss of Lamourette

    “Learned and lively essays. . . . Each subject [Darnton] investigates—from the history of reading to Andrzej Wajda’s film ‘Danton’—has its own fascination.” —The New YorkerMore