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The man in the red coat, Julian Barnes

Label
The man in the red coat
Title
The man in the red coat
Statement of responsibility
Julian Barnes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1885, three Frenchmen arrived in London for a few days' shopping. One was a Prince, one was a Count, and the third was a commoner with an Italian name, who four years earlier had been the subject of one of John Singer Sargent's greatest portraits. The three men's lives play out against the backdrop of the Belle Époque in Paris. The age of glamour and pleasure often showed its ugly side: hysterical, narcissistic, decadent and violent, a time of rampant prejudice and blood-and-soil nativism, with more parallels to our own age than we might imagine. Barnes' touchpoint through this world is the third man, Samuel Pozzi, society doctor, pioneer gynecologist and free-thinker, a rational and scientific man with a famously complicated private life. The Man in the Red Coat is at once a fresh and original portrait of the French Belle Époque--its heroes and villains, its writers, its dandies, its artists and thinkers--and a life of a man ahead of his time. Witty, surprising and deeply researched, this new book from Julian Barnes illuminates the fruitful and longstanding exchange of ideas between Britain and France, and makes a compelling case for keeping that exchange alive
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NLC
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Barnes, Julian
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Pozzi, Samuel
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • Physicians
Target audience
adult
Label
The man in the red coat, Julian Barnes
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
on1110618817
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780735279940
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
Label
The man in the red coat, Julian Barnes
Publication
Control code
on1110618817
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780735279940
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)

Library Locations

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      216 S. Brodie St, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 1C2, CA
      48.381806 -89.246333
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