Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris

Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris


By (author) Graham Robb

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Hardback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 241mm x 38mm | 862g
  • Publication date: 18 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393067246
  • ISBN 13: 9780393067248
  • Illustrations note: 16 pages of illustrations
  • Sales rank: 168,364

Product description

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.

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Robb, in employing the techniques of the novelist, animates his characters mainly for 'the pleasure of thinking about Paris.' That pleasure is also the reader's. --Brenda Wineapple"

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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"