Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris pdf epub fb2

Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris by Graham Robb, Simon Vance pdf epub fb2

Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris Author: Graham Robb, Simon Vance
Title: Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris
ISBN: 1400117100
ISBN13: 978-1400117109
Other Formats: lrf azw docx lrf
Pages: -
Publisher: Tantor Audio; Unabridged CD edition (May 3, 2010)
Language: English
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Size PDF version: 1343 kb
Size EPUB version: 1459 kb
Subcategory: Historical

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.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. Later that night, Napoleon Bonaparte writes a meticulous account of his first sexual encounter. An aristocratic woman, fleeing the Louvre, takes a wrong turn and loses her way in the nameless streets of the Left Bank. For want of a map-there were no reliable ones at the time-Marie-Antoinette will go to the guillotine. Baudelaire, Baron Haussmann, the real-life Mimi of La Bohème, Proust, Charles de Gaulle (who is suspected of having faked an assassination attempt on himself in Notre Dame)-these and many more make up Robb's cast of characters. The result is a resonant, intimate history with the power of a great novel.