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The Resource The man in the red coat, Julian Barnes

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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending-a rich, witty, revelatory tour of Belle Époque Paris, via the remarkable life story of the pioneering surgeon, Samuel Pozzi. In the summer of 1885, three Frenchmen arrived in London for a few days' intellectual 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 which play 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 who was 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"--
Summary
A tour of Belle Epoque Paris, via the remarkable life story of the pioneering surgeon, Samuel Pozzi
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10819237
Cataloging source
YDX
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Barnes, Julian
Dewey number
  • 618.10092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pozzi, Samuel
  • Gynaecologists
  • Biographies
  • Gynaecologists
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
The man in the red coat, Julian Barnes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066203544
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9781787332164
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2019041827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1098790011
Label
The man in the red coat, Julian Barnes
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066203544
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9781787332164
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2019041827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1098790011

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