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The Resource Dawn of the Belle époque : the Paris of Monet, Zola, Bernhardt, Eiffel, Debussy, Clemenceau, and their friends, Mary McAuliffe

Dawn of the Belle époque : the Paris of Monet, Zola, Bernhardt, Eiffel, Debussy, Clemenceau, and their friends, Mary McAuliffe

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Dawn of the Belle époque : the Paris of Monet, Zola, Bernhardt, Eiffel, Debussy, Clemenceau, and their friends
Title
Dawn of the Belle époque
Title remainder
the Paris of Monet, Zola, Bernhardt, Eiffel, Debussy, Clemenceau, and their friends
Statement of responsibility
Mary McAuliffe
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A humiliating military defeat by Bismarck's Germany, a brutal siege, and a bloody uprising--Paris in 1871 was a shambles, and the question loomed, 'Could this extraordinary city even survive?' Mary McAuliffe takes the reader back to these perilous years following the abrupt collapse of the Second Empire and France's uncertain venture into the Third Republic. By 1900, Paris had recovered and the Belle Epoque was in full flower, but the decades between were difficult, marked by struggles between republicans and monarchists, the Republic and the Church, and an ongoing economic malaise, darkened by a rising tide of virulent anti-Semitism. Yet these same years also witnessed an extraordinary blossoming in art, literature, poetry, and music, with the Parisian cultural scene dramatically upended by revolutionaries such as Monet, Zola, Rodin, and Debussy, even while Gustave Eiffel was challenging architectural tradition with his iconic tower. Through the eyes of these pioneers and others, including Sarah Bernhardt, Georges Clemenceau, Marie Curie, and César Ritz, we witness their struggles with the forces of tradition during the final years of a century hurtling towards its close. Through rich illustrations and evocative narrative, McAuliffe brings this vibrant and seminal era to life."--Jacket
  • "A humiliating military defeat by Bismarck's Germany, a brutal siege, and a bloody uprising--Paris in 1871 was a shambles, and the question loomed, 'Could this extraordinary city even survive?' Mary McAuliffe takes the reader back to these perilous years following the abrupt collapse of the Second Empire and France's uncertain venture into the Third Republic. By 1900, Paris had recovered and the Belle Epoque was in full flower, but the decades between were difficult, marked by struggles between republicans and monarchists, the Republic and the Church, and an ongoing economic malaise, darkened by a rising tide of virulent anti-Semitism. Yet these same years also witnessed an extraordinary blossoming in art, literature, poetry, and music, with the Parisian cultural scene dramatically upended by revolutionaries such as Monet, Zola, Rodin, and Debussy, even while Gustave Eiffel was challenging architectural tradition with his iconic tower. Through the eyes of these pioneers and others, including Sarah Bernhardt, Georges Clemenceau, Marie Curie, and César Ritz, we witness their struggles with the forces of tradition during the final years of a century hurtling towards its close. Through rich illustrations and evocative narrative, McAuliffe brings this vibrant and seminal era to life."--book jacket
  • Mary McAuliffe takes the reader back to Paris in the late 1800's following the abrupt collapse of the Second Empire and France's uncertain venture into the Third Republic. By 1900, Paris had recovered and the Belle Epoque was in full flower, but the decades between were difficult, marked by struggles between republicans and monarchists, the Republic and the Church, and an ongoing economic malaise, darkened by a rising tide of virulent anti-semitism. Yet these same years also witnessed an extraordinary blossoming in art, literature, poetry, and music, with the Parisian cultural scene dramatically upended by revolutionaries such as Monet, Zola, Rodin, and Debussy, even while Gustave Eiffel was challenging architectural tradition with his iconic tower.--Cover
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McAuliffe, Mary Sperling
Dewey number
944/.361081
Index
index present
LC call number
DC735
LC item number
.M43 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arts, French
  • Arts, French
  • French literature
  • French literature
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
Label
Dawn of the Belle époque : the Paris of Monet, Zola, Bernhardt, Eiffel, Debussy, Clemenceau, and their friends, Mary McAuliffe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The terrible year (1870-1871) -- Ashes (1871) -- Recovery (1871) -- Scaling the heights (1871-1872) -- The moral order (1873-1874) -- "This will kill that." (1875) -- Pressure builds (1876-1877) -- A splendid diversion (1878) -- Victory (1879-1880) -- Saints and sinners (1880) -- Shadows (1881-1882) -- A golden tortoise (1882) -- Digging deep (1883) -- Hard times (1884) -- That genius, that monster (1885) -- Onward and upward (1886) -- Fat and thin (1887-1888) -- Centennial (1889) -- Sacred and profane (1890-1891) -- Family affairs (1892) -- "The bell has tolled ..." (1893) -- Between storms (1894) -- Dreyfus (1895) -- Passages (1896) -- A shot in the dark (1897) -- "J'accuse!" (1898) -- "Despite all these anxieties ..." (1898) -- Rennes (1898-1899) -- A new century (1900)
Control code
681502290
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 387 pages
Isbn
9781442209299
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2011003611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)681502290
Label
Dawn of the Belle époque : the Paris of Monet, Zola, Bernhardt, Eiffel, Debussy, Clemenceau, and their friends, Mary McAuliffe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The terrible year (1870-1871) -- Ashes (1871) -- Recovery (1871) -- Scaling the heights (1871-1872) -- The moral order (1873-1874) -- "This will kill that." (1875) -- Pressure builds (1876-1877) -- A splendid diversion (1878) -- Victory (1879-1880) -- Saints and sinners (1880) -- Shadows (1881-1882) -- A golden tortoise (1882) -- Digging deep (1883) -- Hard times (1884) -- That genius, that monster (1885) -- Onward and upward (1886) -- Fat and thin (1887-1888) -- Centennial (1889) -- Sacred and profane (1890-1891) -- Family affairs (1892) -- "The bell has tolled ..." (1893) -- Between storms (1894) -- Dreyfus (1895) -- Passages (1896) -- A shot in the dark (1897) -- "J'accuse!" (1898) -- "Despite all these anxieties ..." (1898) -- Rennes (1898-1899) -- A new century (1900)
Control code
681502290
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 387 pages
Isbn
9781442209299
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2011003611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)681502290

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