An Englishman in Paris

Author: Michael Sadler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743440463
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Peter Mayle, author of A YEAR IN PROVENCE, writes in his Preface to this charming travel memoir: 'Michael Sadler was born in Lewes, a small town in the south of England. This was a geographical accident. He should have emerged from the womb in Paris, looking anxiously about him for a suitable place to have lunch.' He may not have been born there, but Michael Sadler eventually found his spiritual home. AN ENGLISHMAN IN PARIS is his delightful account of his first year in the French capital, describing with alternate affection and bemusement such continental confusions as the etiquette of flower-buying, the role of cricket in French foreplay, and the dangers 'black butter' presents not just to one's cholesterol levels but also to dry-cleaning bills. Beautifully observed and very funny, AN ENGLISHMAN IN PARIS will delight armchair travellers and Francophiles alike.

An Englishman in Paris Vol 1 of 2

Author: Albert Dresden Vandam
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780666568571
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Excerpt from An Englishman in Paris, Vol. 1 of 2: Notes and Recollections Bohemian Girl - M. De saint-georges prevails upon the father to let his son study in Paris for five years. And to pro vide for him during that time - The supplies are stopped on the last day of the fifth year - Flotow, at the advice of M. De saint-georges, stays on and lives by giving piano lessons - His earthly possessions at his first success Rob Boy at the Hotel Castellane - Lord Granville's opinion of the music - The Hotel Castellane and some Paris salons during louis-philippe's reign - The Princesse de Lieven's, M. Thiers', etc. - What Madame de Girardin's was like - Victor Hugo's - Perpetual adoration very artistic, but nothing to eat or to drink - The salon of the ambassador of the Two Sicilies - Lord and Lady Granville at the English Embassy - The salon of Count Apponyi - A story connected with it - Furniture and entertainments - Cakes, ices, and tea; no champagne as during the Second Empire - The Hotel Castellane and its amateur theatricals - Rival com panies - No under-studies - Lord Brougham at the Hotel Castellane - His bad French and his would-be Don Juan ism - A French rendering of Shakespeare's There is but one step between the sublime and the ridiculous, as applied to Lord Brougham - He nearly accepts a part in a farce where his bad French is likely to produce a comic effect His successor as a murderer of the language - M. De Saint Georges - Like Moliere, he reads his plays to his house keeper - When the latter is not satisfied, the dinner is spoilt, however great the success of the play in public estimation. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

An Englishman in Paris

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ISBN: 9780267471164
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Excerpt from An Englishman in Paris: Notes and Recollections The quartier-latin in the late thirties - The difference between then and now A caricature on the walls Of Paris - I am anxious to be introduced to the quarter whence it emanated - I am taken to La Childebert, and make the acquaintance of the original Of the caricature - The story of Bouginier and his nose - Dantan as a caricaturist - He abandons that branch of art after he has made Madame Malibran burst into tears at the sight of her statuette - How Bouginier came to be immortalized on the facade of the Passage du Caire - One of the first co-operative societies in F raiice - Ah artists' hive The origin of La Childebert - Its tenants in my time - The proprietress - Madame Chanfort, the providence of poor painters - Her portraits sold after her death - High j inks at La Childebert - The Childebertians and their peacefully inclined neighbours - Gratuitous baths and compulsory douches at La Childebert - The proprietress is called upon to repair the roof The Childebertians bivouac on the Place St. Germain-des - Pres They start a Society for the Conversion of the Mahometans - The pub lic subscribe liberally - What becomes Of the subscriptions - My visits to La Childebert breed a taste for the other amusements of the Quartier Latiaobino and its entertainments - The audience - The manager - His stereotyped speech - The reply in chorus - Woe to the bourgeois-intruder - Stove-pipe hats a rarity in the Quartier - Latin - The dress of the colt leglans - Their mode of living - Suppers when money was fiush, rolls and milk when it was not - A fortune-teller in the Rue de Tournon - Her pre diction as to the future of Josephine de Beauharnais - The allowance to students in those days - The Odeon deserted - Students' habits - The Chau mie're - rural excursions - Pele Bonvin's. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Insurrection in Paris

Author: Davy (An Englishman)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9780554368368
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Judgment of Paris

Author: George M. Taber
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743297326
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Looks at an event held in 1976 in which French judges, during a blind taste-test, chose unknown California wines to be superior to France's best wines. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

The Insurrection in Paris

Author: Davy
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9781434634245
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.