Thermidor Fun Fact Day Nineteen: Reading material for the executioners

According to legend, members of the Committee of Public Safety reread passages of their favorite author during breaks from deliberations in order to remain focused on the task at hand. Who was that author and what was that book?
a. The marquis de Sade, Justine
b. Machiavelli, The Prince
c. Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf
d. Beaumarchais, Le Mariage de Figaro

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