Publication of this title completes Dr. Guest's massive survey of ballet in France from 1770 to 1870. This new volume covers the years 1793 to 1819 - the period of such luminaries as Gardel, Milton, Vestris, Duport, and Biottini. As Ivor Guest's many regular readers know, he is no dry-as-dust academic, but brings his study to vibrant life with the passion of the true enthusiast. The book runs to nearly 500 pages, and includes 40 pages of illustrations.