Paris

  • Auteur: Edward Rutherfurd
  • ISBN: 1444736825
  • Date de sortie: 2013-04-23
  • Collection: Hachette UK
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City of love. City of splendour. City of terror. City of dreams. Inspired by the haunting, passionate story of the city of lights, this epic novel weaves a gripping tale of four families across the centuries: from the lies that spawn the noble line of de Cygne to the revolutionary Le Sourds who seek their destruction; from the Blanchards whose bourgeois respectability offers scant protection against scandal to the hard-working Gascons and their soaring ambitions. Over hundreds of years, these four families are bound by forbidden loves and marriages of convenience; dogged by vengeance and murderous secrets; torn apart by the irreconcilable differences of birth and faith, and brought together by the tumultuous history of their city. Paris bursts to life in the intrigue, corruption and glory of its people. Beloved author of Sarum, London and New York, Edward Rutherfurd illuminates Paris as only he can: capturing the romance and everyday drama of the men and women who, in two thousand years, transformed a humble trading post on the muddy banks of the Seine into the most celebrated city in the world.

Paris

  • Auteur: Anthony Sutcliffe
  • ISBN: 9780300068863
  • Date de sortie: 1996
  • Collection: Yale University Press
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In this extensively illustrated work, one of Paris' leading historians links the beauty of the city to its harmonious architecture, the product of a powerful tradition of classical design running from the Renaissance through the 20th century.

Walking Paris

  • Auteur: Gilles Desmons
  • ISBN: 9781847730619
  • Date de sortie: 2008
  • Collection: New Holland Publishers
  • Total Download: 2033
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This edition of Walking Paris, revised and updated ready for 2008, is a fascinating guide to the highways and byways of one of the worlds most intriguing and romantic capital cities. Thirty meticulously planned, original walks, designed to be taken at an easy pace and allowing ample time for personal exploration, reveal Paris in all its many guises. Each walk, accompanied by a detailed route map, offers a tour of discovery: following bustling boulevards and narrow mysterious alleyways; passing well-known landmarks and places steeped in history and culture; winding along the banks of the Seine and through parks and palace gardens; exploring markets, squares and hidden stairways. Written by Gilles Desmons, a native Parisian who has spent many years getting to know the city by walking and absorbing its every detail, this book is the perfect introduction for the first-time visitor and a rich source of fresh delights for those already aware of the endless fascination of Paris. -- Publisher description.

Down and Out in Paris and London

  • Auteur: George Orwell
  • ISBN: 0141906189
  • Date de sortie: 2001-09-27
  • Collection: Penguin UK
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'You have talked so often of going to the dogs - and well, here are the dogs, and you have reached them.' George Orwell's vivid memoir of his time among the desperately poor and destitute in London and Paris is a moving tour of the underworld of society. Here he painstakingly documents a world of unrelenting drudgery and squalor - sleeping in bug-infested hostels and doss houses, working as a dishwasher in the vile 'Hôtel X', living alongside tramps, surviving on scraps and cigarette butts - in an unforgettable account of what being down and out is really like. Includes an introduction by Dervla Murphy, as well as definitive footnotes assigned to Orwell.

Viking Attacks on Paris

  • Auteur: Abbo (Monk of St. Germain)
  • ISBN: 9789042919167
  • Date de sortie: 2007
  • Collection: Peeters Publishers
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In 885 AD, the Vikings laid siege to Paris, to which a young monk named Abbo, of the abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, stood as witness. Later, he came to make a record of what he saw, heard and believed in a verse chronicle, the Bella parisiacae urbis. His often stirring account speaks of the relentless and ingenious attacks of the Norsemen, the selfless heroism of the defending Frankish warriors, and the misery and terror of the besieged Parisians. But his canvas is far larger than this single occurrence, for he hints at greater things yet to come, such as the final disintegration of Carolingian rule, the eventual establishment of the Capetian line of monarchs, and the creation of a French Danelaw, namely, Normandy. Ultimately, however, Abbo is not concerned with an impartial narration of events, but rather with salvation through history - of the individual and of the nation of the Franks. The macaronic style of his chronicle very much appealed to the sensibilities of the time, thus ensuring that Abbo's work would endure.

A Journey to Paris in the Year 1698

  • Auteur: Martin Lister
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1699
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New Paris Guide

  • Auteur: Galignani, firm, publishers, Paris
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1868
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  • Total Read: 9242

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