A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light

! Read # A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light by David Downie ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB. A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light The authors encyclopedic knowledge of the city and its artists grants him a mystical gift of access: doors left ajar and carriage gates left open foster his search for the citys magical story. Anyone who loves Paris will adore this joyful book. The art and architecture, the cityscape, riverbanks, and the unparalleled quality of daily life are part of the equation.But the citys allure derives equally from hidden sources: querulous inhabitants, a bizarre culture of heroic negativity, and a rich

A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light

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Rating : 4.70 (588 Votes)
Asin : 1250080371
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
Publish Date : 2017-06-04
Language : English

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Janet Hulstrand said A must-read for anyone interested in France's past, present, or future. David Downie has captured the essence of Paris's romantic past in a way that no one else has, or could. This book is rigorously researched, rich in historical detail, and full of entertaining tales, wonderfully well-told. We learn about the lives and loves of the "greats" of 19th century French literature--Hugo, Balzac, Baudelaire, George Sand and others--and how they related to each other as well as to the ti. Elatia Harris said David Downie -- Not Only Romantic But Inimitable. David Downie has written a remarkable and unexpected tale of the 19th century Romantics of Paris. Deeply grounded in French literature, art and history, he shows readers the physical Paris that was inhabited by Victor Hugo, Balzac, George Sand, Baudelaire, Delacroix and others. Not only where they met, but what their neighborhoods were like, how far apart from one another they lived, and which streets they too. "I wish I’d been able to read David Downie’s beautifully written book" according to MJM. I wish I’d been able to read David Downie’s beautifully written book, A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light, when I was studying the Romantic writers, poets, and painters in college. His exploration of the haunts of those artistic giants in Paris, and of their personal lives, would have added immeasurably to my comprehension and appreciation of their work. Perhaps it&rsq

The author's encyclopedic knowledge of the city and its artists grants him a mystical gift of access: doors left ajar and carriage gates left open foster his search for the city's magical story. Anyone who loves Paris will adore this joyful book. The art and architecture, the cityscape, riverbanks, and the unparalleled quality of daily life are part of the equation.But the city's allure derives equally from hidden sources: querulous inhabitants, a bizarre culture of heroic negativity, and a rich historical past supplying enigmas, pleasures and challenges. Readers visiting

. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Paris, Paris, and the bestselling Paris to the Pyrenees. Downie is co-owner with his wife Alison Harris of Paris, Paris Tours custom walking tours of Paris, Burgundy, Rome & the Italian Riviera. His travel, food and arts features have appeared in print public

Readers visiting the city are advised to take it with them to discover countless new experiences.” Kirkus, STARRED review“Paris has been cherished, admired, analyzed for centuries, yet in his wildly entertaining, operatic A Passion for Paris, David Downie seems to offer up a whole new place. This unusual and exquisitely told tale of French romanticism is a must-read for true Paris lovers.” Harriet Welty Rochefort, author of French Toast and Joie de VivreOn Paris, Paris“An entertaining read. Writing with an engaging informality, he delves into this most rom

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