Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris. While Gustave Eiffel was changing the skyline of Paris, large parts of France were still terra incognita.
Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris. ― Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The Toilers of the Sea. by Victor Hugo · James Hogarth · Graham Robb. Even in the age of railways and newspapers, France was a land of ancient tribal divisions, prehistoric communication networks, and pre-Christian beli.
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The subtitle is: An Adventure History of Paris. So says the author Graham Robb about his new book 'Parisians'. Robb narrates his stories with wit and irony; the chapters are both adventures and mysteries or riddles, with clues scattered throughout to hold the reader's interest. His narrative covers more than two centuries of cultural transformation through revolutions, wars, technological developments, social and economic disruption, the ups, downs, and sideways movements of history. And a whole host of characters walk, scuttle jump, run and flounce across his pages, beginning with the French Revolution and ending in more current times.
This is the Paris you never knew. From the Revolution to the present, Graham Robb has distilled a series of astonishing true narratives, all stranger than fiction, of the lives of the great, the near-great, and the forgotten. A young artillery lieutenant, strolling through the Palais-Royal, observes disapprovingly the courtesans plying their trade. A particular woman catches his eye; nature takes its course.
There is nothing traditional about Graham Robb's approach to history, and Parisians, like his previous works, reflects his . Charles Marville was the first photographer of Paris, preceding the better known Eugene Atget by 30 years.
There is nothing traditional about Graham Robb's approach to history, and Parisians, like his previous works, reflects his exceptional creativity and wonderful writing. Robb introduces each personality as a mystery for readers to unravel, all the while evoking the sights and sounds of Paris. Robb traces the photographic history of the square, s, not far from where Boul Mich hits the Seine. Baudelaire and Jack Kerouac were one-time residents.
Graham Robb's new book is so richly pleasurable that you feel it might emit a warm glow if you left it in a dark room. Essentially it is a collection of true stories, culled from Robb's insatiable historical reading and lit by his imagination
Graham Robb's new book is so richly pleasurable that you feel it might emit a warm glow if you left it in a dark room. Essentially it is a collection of true stories, culled from Robb's insatiable historical reading and lit by his imagination. He has the passion of a naturalist displaying a wall of rare butter-flies or a cabinet of exotic corals, but his specimens are all human and walked the streets of Paris at some point between the dawn of the French revolution and now. There are murderers, spies, conspirators, alchemists, royals and scavengers. Some are so obscure that even Robb. Written by Graham Robb. This is the Paris you never knew. In this new book he tells stories of both major and minor historical figures who lived in Paris from the French Revolution to present. Narrated by Simon Vance. From the Revolution to the present, Graham Robb has distilled a series of astonishing true narratives, all stranger than fiction. The book begins with Marie Antoinette losing her way in the streets of Paris in an attempt to escape her capture and eventual beheading.
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Author: Simon Vance,Graham Robb
Category: Bio and Memoris
Publisher: Tantor Audio; Library - Unabridged CD edition (May 3, 2010)
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