• Auteur: Edward Rutherfurd
  • ISBN: 0385535317
  • Date de sortie: 2013-04-23
  • Collection: Ballantine Books
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Edward Rutherfurd, the grand master of the historical novel, comes a dazzling epic about the magnificent city of Paris. Moving back and forth in time, the story unfolds through intimate and thrilling tales of self-discovery, divided loyalty, and long-kept secrets. As various characters come of age, seek their fortunes, and fall in and out of love, the novel follows nobles who claim descent from the hero of the celebrated poem The Song of Roland; a humble family that embodies the ideals of the French Revolution; a pair of brothers from the slums behind Montmartre, one of whom works on the Eiffel Tower as the other joins the underworld near the Moulin Rouge; and merchants who lose everything during the reign of Louis XV, rise again in the age of Napoleon, and help establish Paris as the great center of art and culture that it is today. With Rutherfurd’s unrivaled blend of impeccable research and narrative verve, this bold novel brings the sights, scents, and tastes of the City of Light to brilliant life. Praise for Paris “A tour de force . . . [Edward Rutherfurd’s] most romantic and richly detailed work of fiction yet.”—Bookreporter “Fantastic . . . as grand and engrossing as Paris itself.”—Historical Novels Review “This saga is filled with historical detail and a huge cast of characters, fictional and real, spanning generations and centuries. But Paris, with its art, architecture, culture and couture, is the undisputed main character.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram “Both Paris, the venerable City of Light, and Rutherfurd, the undisputed master of the multigenerational historical saga, shine in this sumptuous urban epic.”—Booklist “There is suspense, intrigue and romance around every corner.”—Asbury Park Press

Paris France

  • Auteur: Gertrude Stein
  • ISBN: 9780871401601
  • Date de sortie: 1970
  • Collection: W. W. Norton & Company
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The American writer provides an anecdotal account of her lifelong love with the French city, offering her opinions on French culture, the cultural scene, and life with some of her famous friends

New Paris Guide

  • Auteur: Galignani, firm, publishers, Paris
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1868
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Paris as it was and as it is

  • Auteur: Francis William Blagdon
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1803
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The London and Paris ladies magazine of fashion ed by mrs Edward Thomas

  • Auteur: Jane Thomas (née Pinhorn)
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1872
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  • Total Read: 2023

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The Women of Paris and Their French Revolution

  • Auteur: Dominique Godineau
  • ISBN: 9780520067196
  • Date de sortie: 1998-01-01
  • Collection: Univ of California Press
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During the French Revolution, hundreds of domestic and working-class women of Paris were interrogated, examined, accused, denounced, arrested, and imprisoned for their rebellious and often hostile behavior. Here, for the first time in English translation, Dominique Godineau offers an illuminating account of these female revolutionaries. As nurturing and tender as they are belligerent and contentious, these are not singular female heroines but the collective common women who struggled for bare subsistence by working in factories, in shops, on the streets, and on the home front while still finding time to participate in national assemblies, activist gatherings, and public demonstrations in their fight for the recognition of women as citizens within a burgeoning democracy. Relying on exhaustive research in historical archives, police accounts, and demographic resources at specific moments of the Revolutionary period, Godineau describes the private and public lives of these women within their precise political, social, historical, and gender-specific contexts. Her insightful and engaging observations shed new light on the importance of women as instigators, activists, militants, and decisive revolutionary individuals in the crafting and rechartering of their political and social roles as female citizens within the New Republic.

Paris as Revolution

  • Auteur: Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson
  • ISBN: 9780520086425
  • Date de sortie: 1994
  • Collection: Univ of California Press
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"In this absolutely powerful and innovative book, Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson illuminates the complex links between the Revolution of 1789, the different revolutions that took place in 19th-century Paris, and two aesthetic forms characteristic of the cultural discourses of modernity: panoramic journalism and the realist and historical novels authored by Balzac, Flaubert, Hugo, Zola, and Valles. A work of cultural history with stimulating implications, "Paris as Revolution" is well-structured, carefully argued and problematized, and compelling in its scholarship."--Catherine Nesci, author of "La Femme mode d'emploi" "A fascinating and richly suggestive essay on the cultural geography of nineteenth-century Paris. It is imaginatively conceived, broad in its reach, boldly interdisciplinary. Ferguson's success in combining literary criticism, historical interpretation and sociological analysis to reconstruct the shifting meanings given to the experiences of urbanization and revolution is most impressive."--Jonathan Beecher, author of "Charles Fourier: The Visionary and His World"
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