Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris

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Price
$28.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
475
Dimensions
5.78 X 1.4 X 10.14 inches | 1.87 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393067248
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About the Author

Graham Robb is the author of three prize-winning biographies, each selected as New York Times Best Books. His books, including The Discovery of Middle Earth, Parisians, and The Discovery of France, have earned several awards. He lives on the Anglo-Scottish border.

Reviews

Ingenious...Marvelously entertaining, boundlessly energetic and original...This book is the sort of triumph that we have no right to expect to come from anyone in the steady way that Robb's masterly books come from him.--Philip Hensher
A superior historical guidebook for the unhurried traveler, and altogether a book to savor.
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 butterflies or a cabinet of exotic corals, but his specimens are all human and walked the streets of Paris at some point between the French revolution and now...[A] generous and humane book.--John Carey ""Book of the Week" "
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
[Robb] has proved himself to be one of the more unusual and appealing historians currently striding the planet. In a better world his books would be best sellers everywhere....His book--argumentative, gallant, parked athwart oncoming historical traffic, as if on a dare--is as Parisian and as bracing as a freshly mixed Pernod and water.--Dwight Garner