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Paris: Biography of a City Paperback – 6 Apr 2006

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Product details

  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (6 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140282920
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140282924
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 290,767 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Synopsis

"Paris is the World, the rest of the Earth is nothing but its suburbs" - Marivaux. In this intelligently-written and supremely entertaining new history, Colin Jones seeks to give a sense of the city of Paris as it was lived in and experienced over time. The focal point of generation upon generation of admirers and detractors, a source of attraction or repulsion even for those who have never been there, Paris has witnessed more extraordinary events than any other major city. No spot on earth has been more walked around, written about, discussed, painted and photographed. With an eye for the revealing, startling and (sometimes) horrible detail, Colin Jones takes the reader from Roman Paris to the present, recreating the ups and downs in the history of the city and its inhabitants. Attentive to both the urban environment and to the experience of those who lived within it, "Paris: Biography of a City" will be hugely enjoyed by habitual Paris obsessives, by first-time visitors, and by those who know the city only by repute.

About the Author

Colin Jones is Professor of History at the University of Warwick. He is the author of The Great Nation (Penguin) and The Cambridge Illustrated History of France.


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