Coverart for item
The Resource The Man in the Red Coat, (electronic resource :)

The Man in the Red Coat, (electronic resource :)

Label
The Man in the Red Coat
Title
The Man in the Red Coat
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending takes us on a rich, witty, revelatory tour of Belle Époque Paris, via the life story of the pioneering surgeon Samuel Pozzi. IN THE SUMMER OF 1885, three Frenchmen arrived in London for a few days' shopping: a prince, a count and a commoner with an Italian name. In time, each of these men would achieve a certain level of renown, but who were they then and what was the significance of their sojourn to England? Answering these questions, Julian Barnes unfurls the stories of their lives, playing out against the backdrop of the Belle Époque in Paris. Our guide through this world is Samuel Pozzi, the society doctor, free-thinker and man of science with a famously complicated private life, and the subject of one of John Singer Sargent's greatest portraits. In this vivid tapestry of people (Henry James, Sarah Bernhardt, Oscar Wilde, Proust, James Whistler, among many others), place, and time, we see not merely an epoch of glamour and pleasure, but, surprisingly, one of violence, prejudice and nativism--with more parallels to our own age than we might imagine. The Man in the Red Coat is, at once, a fresh portrait of the Belle Époque; an illuminating look at the longstanding exchange of ideas between Britain and France; and a life of a man who lived passionately in the moment but whose ideas and achievements were far ahead of his time
Cataloging source
MnSpTMCL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barnes, Julian
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
cloudLibrary
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History
  • Rich & Famous
  • France
Label
The Man in the Red Coat, (electronic resource :)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
on9780735279957
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
256 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780735279957
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
w2fdwg9
Label
The Man in the Red Coat, (electronic resource :)
Link
Publication
Control code
on9780735279957
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
256 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780735279957
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
w2fdwg9

Library Locations

  • Beaty BranchBorrow it
    945 Fourth Line, Milton, ON, L9T 6P8, CA
    43.5191572 -79.8326561
  • Milton Public Library - Main LibraryBorrow it
    1010 Main Street East, Milton, ON, L9T 6H7, CA
    43.5284163 -79.8680098
  • Sherwood BranchBorrow it
    6355 Main Street West, Milton, ON, L9T 2Y1, CA
    43.5030493 -79.8968685