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The Man in the Red Coat

The Man in the Red Coat

Publisher : Vintage Publishing
SKU: 9781529112313
R 285,00
*SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK AWARDS 2020* 'An absolute tonic for grey winter days' Evening Standard The Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending takes us on a rich, witty tour of Belle Epoque 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. One was a Prince, one was a Count, and the third was a commoner, who four years earlier had been the subject of one of John Singer Sargent'
*SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK AWARDS 2020* 'An absolute tonic for grey winter days' Evening Standard The Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending takes us on a rich, witty tour of Belle Epoque 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. One was a Prince, one was a Count, and the third was a commoner, who four years earlier had been the subject of one of John Singer Sargent's greatest portraits. The commoner was Samuel Pozzi, society doctor, pioneer gynaecologist and free-thinker - a rational and scientific man with a famously complicated private life. Pozzi's life played out against the backdrop of the Parisian Belle Epoque. The beautiful age of glamour and pleasure more 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. The Man in the Red Coat is at once a fresh and original portrait of the Belle Epoque - its heroes and villains, its writers, artists and thinkers - and a life of a man ahead of his time... **SHORTLISTED FOR THE DUFF COOPER PRIZE 2019**
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ISBN13 9781529112313
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Contributor By (author) Julian Barnes
Publication Date 2021-06-03
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 280
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 198 X 130 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 446
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*SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK AWARDS 2020* 'An absolute tonic for grey winter days' Evening Standard The Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending takes us on a rich, witty tour of Belle Epoque 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. One was a Prince, one was a Count, and the third was a commoner, who four years earlier had been the subject of one of John Singer Sargent's greatest portraits. The commoner was Samuel Pozzi, society doctor, pioneer gynaecologist and free-thinker - a rational and scientific man with a famously complicated private life. Pozzi's life played out against the backdrop of the Parisian Belle Epoque. The beautiful age of glamour and pleasure more 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. The Man in the Red Coat is at once a fresh and original portrait of the Belle Epoque - its heroes and villains, its writers, artists and thinkers - and a life of a man ahead of his time... **SHORTLISTED FOR THE DUFF COOPER PRIZE 2019**
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781529112313
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Contributor By (author) Julian Barnes
Publication Date 2021-06-03
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 280
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 198 X 130 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 446
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