The New York Times bestseller: the secrets of the City of Light, revealed in the lives of the great, the near-great, and the forgotten―by the author of the acclaimed The Discovery of France.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.
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Praise for The Discovery of France by Graham Robb:
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Slate Best Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
Winner of the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize
“Rid your mind of the idea―suggested by the title―that this is an ordinary book.”―Literary Review
“An exhilarating account of how the geographical entity that has become ‘France’ emerged out of the jumbled mosaic of its unconnected parts.”―The Independent
“Brilliant. Robb, who writes beautifully, . . . has accomplished quite a feat. He has reintroduced France to itself.”―New York Times
“Scintillating and resourceful.”―Harper’s
“For his meticulous research, [Robb] deserves a standing ovation . . . to paraphrase Proust, this is a priceless glimpse into history.”―Seattle Times
Graham Robb is the author of three prize-winning biographies, each one selected as New York Times Best Books. His most recent works, The Discovery of France and Parisians, have earned several awards and much acclaim between them. He lives on the Anglo-Scottish border.
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Descripción BOOKCOUN, 2010. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 330452444
Descripción BOOKCOUN, 2010. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0330452444