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    DescriptionThis 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 Boheme," 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.


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    Title
    Parisians
    Subtitle
    An Adventure History of Paris
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Graham Robb, Narrator Simon Vance
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400167104
    ISBN 10: 1400167108
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS013000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    B&T Approval Code: A15202030
    Ingram Subject Code: JV
    Libri: I-JV
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009050
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    Abridged Dewey: 944
    LC classification: DC
    DC22: 944.361
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55500
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    DC22: 944.3610099
    Thema V1.0: NHD
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    03 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Graham Robb is the award-winning author of "The Discovery of France" and "Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century." Simon Vance has recorded over four hundred audiobooks and has earned over twenty "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, including for his narration of "Scaramouche" by Rafael Sabatini. He is also the recipient of five coveted Audie Awards, including one for "The King's Speech" by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi, and he was named an "AudioFile" Best Voice of 2009.
    Review quote
    "Simon Vance narrates the history with an eloquent British-accented voice that leaves room for human moments and humor.... The strong sense of place in Robb's descriptions may make listeners feel like they're visiting the City of Lights." ---AudioFile