Seven Ages of Paris

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$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
Pages
496
Dimensions
5.14 X 8.21 X 1.0 inches | 1.03 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781400034468

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About the Author

Alistair Horne is the author of eighteen previous books, including A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954--1962, The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916, How Far from Austerlitz?: Napoleon 1805--1815 and the official biography of British prime minister Harold Macmillan. He is a fellow at St. Anthony's College, Oxford, and lives in Oxfordshire. He was awarded the French Légion d'Honneur in 1993 and received a knighthood in 2003 for his work on French history.

Reviews

"Knowledgeable and colorful, written with gusto and love. . . . [An] ambitious and skillful narrative that covers the history of Paris with considerable brio and fervor"--The Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Consistently bewitching. . . . [Horne] renders France unusually vivid by focusing on the one corner of it that millions of foreigners have toured or lived in or dreamed about." --The New York Times Book Review

"Horne gives readers a wonderful sense of everyday life in Paris at every turn and displays a convincing understanding of the Parisian character." -San Francisco Chronicle

"A fluid, graceful, deliberate prose stylist. . . . Horne's purpose is not to be encyclopedic but to paint a portrait, and this he does surpassingly well." -The Washington Post Book World