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The Resource Tales of two cities : Paris, London and the birth of the modern city, Jonathan Conlin

Tales of two cities : Paris, London and the birth of the modern city, Jonathan Conlin

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Tales of two cities : Paris, London and the birth of the modern city
Title
Tales of two cities
Title remainder
Paris, London and the birth of the modern city
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Conlin
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Language
eng
Summary
Paris and London have long held a mutual fascination, and never more so than in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when they both vied to be the world's greatest city. Each city has been the focus of many books, yet here Jonathan Conlin uncovers the intriguing relationship between them for the first time. It is a history of surprises: Sherlock Holmes was actually French, the can-can was English and the first restaurant served English food in Paris
Summary
Paris and London have long held a mutual fascination, and never more so than in the period 1750-1914, when they vied to be the world's greatest city. Each city has been the focus of many books, yet Jonathan Conlin here explores the complex relationship between them for the first time. The reach and influence of both cities was such that the story of their rivalry has global implications. By borrowing, imitating and learning from each other Paris and London invented the true metropolis
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10231493
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DLC
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Conlin, Jonathan
Dewey number
942.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Social change
  • Public spaces
  • Public spaces
  • City planning
  • Paris (France)
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
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Paris, London and the birth of the modern city
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Tales of two cities : Paris, London and the birth of the modern city, Jonathan Conlin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: The Doll in the Diligence -- The Devil in the Channel -- A Boulevard in Marylebone -- 1.The Restless House -- The Invention of the Immeuble -- Slums in the Sky -- Piping Hot! -- Mansions in the Sky -- 2.The Street -- Mean Streets -- Window-Shoppers -- Signs and Wonders -- The Sandwich-Man -- 3.The Restaurant -- The Palais Royal -- The Restaurant's Rivals -- Dining Alone -- The Celebrity Chef -- 4.The Dance -- The Chahut -- A Champagne Swell -- Finette -- Skirt Dancing -- Gay Paree -- 5.The Underworld -- The Spectator-Owl -- Making the Night Visible -- Vidocq, the French Police Spy -- Cuvier's Anatomy of Crime -- `Monsieur Lecoq!' -- 6.Dead and Buried -- Elegies and Elysiums -- Pere Lachaise -- A Railway to the Other World -- Resurrection Men -- The First Garden Suburbs
Control code
000051623050
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
312 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781848870260
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Tales of two cities : Paris, London and the birth of the modern city, Jonathan Conlin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: The Doll in the Diligence -- The Devil in the Channel -- A Boulevard in Marylebone -- 1.The Restless House -- The Invention of the Immeuble -- Slums in the Sky -- Piping Hot! -- Mansions in the Sky -- 2.The Street -- Mean Streets -- Window-Shoppers -- Signs and Wonders -- The Sandwich-Man -- 3.The Restaurant -- The Palais Royal -- The Restaurant's Rivals -- Dining Alone -- The Celebrity Chef -- 4.The Dance -- The Chahut -- A Champagne Swell -- Finette -- Skirt Dancing -- Gay Paree -- 5.The Underworld -- The Spectator-Owl -- Making the Night Visible -- Vidocq, the French Police Spy -- Cuvier's Anatomy of Crime -- `Monsieur Lecoq!' -- 6.Dead and Buried -- Elegies and Elysiums -- Pere Lachaise -- A Railway to the Other World -- Resurrection Men -- The First Garden Suburbs
Control code
000051623050
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
312 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781848870260
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Other physical details
ill.

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