Paris

  • Auteur: Edward Rutherfurd
  • ISBN: 1444736825
  • Date de sortie: 2013-04-23
  • Collection: Hachette UK
  • Total Download: 8162
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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 as it was and as it is

  • Auteur: Francis William Blagdon
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1803
  • Collection:
  • Total Download: 1037
  • Total Read: 3138

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The Architecture of Paris

  • Auteur: Andrew Ayers
  • ISBN: 9783930698967
  • Date de sortie: 2004
  • Collection: Edition Axel Menges
  • Total Download: 4102
  • Total Read: 1254

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Over 300 buildings of the last 2000 years are presented.

Judgment of Paris

  • Auteur: George M. Taber
  • ISBN: 0743297326
  • Date de sortie: 2006-11-21
  • Collection: Simon and Schuster
  • Total Download: 4602
  • Total Read: 8975

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Looks at an event held in 1976 in which French judges, during a blind taste-test, chose unknown California wines to be superior to France's best wines. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

The People of Paris

  • Auteur: Daniel Roche
  • ISBN: 9780520060319
  • Date de sortie: 1987
  • Collection: Univ of California Press
  • Total Download: 8930
  • Total Read: 3819

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In his collective portrait of the common people, Roche offers a rich and fascinating description of their lives--their housing, food, dress, financial dealings, literature, domestic life, and leisure time. Roche’s highly readable style and use of contemporary quotations enliven the reader’s view of eighteenth-century Paris and Parisians.

Down and Out in Paris and London

  • Auteur: George Orwell
  • ISBN: 9780547488547
  • Date de sortie: 1972-03-15
  • Collection: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Total Download: 3167
  • Total Read: 5812

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This unusual fictional account, in good part autobiographical, narrates without self-pity and often with humor the adventures of a penniless British writer among the down-and-out of two great cities. In the tales of both cities we learn some sobering Orwellian truths about poverty and society.

The Diamond Guide for the Stranger in Paris

  • Auteur: Adolphe Laurent Joanne
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1867
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  • Total Download: 9346
  • Total Read: 9345

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