9781442209282-1442209283-Dawn of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Monet, Zola, Bernhardt, Eiffel, Debussy, Clemenceau, and Their Friends

Dawn of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Monet, Zola, Bernhardt, Eiffel, Debussy, Clemenceau, and Their Friends

ISBN-13: 9781442209282
ISBN-10: 1442209283
Edition: Illustrated
Author: McAuliffe, Mary
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Paperback 408 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781442209282
ISBN-10: 1442209283
Edition: Illustrated
Author: McAuliffe, Mary
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Paperback 408 pages

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Acknowledged authors McAuliffe, Mary wrote Dawn of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Monet, Zola, Bernhardt, Eiffel, Debussy, Clemenceau, and Their Friends comprising 408 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1442209283 and 9781442209282. Since then Dawn of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Monet, Zola, Bernhardt, Eiffel, Debussy, Clemenceau, and Their Friends textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.03 or rent at the marketplace.

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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?"

With the addition of an evocative new preface, 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 vivid narrative, McAuliffe brings this vibrant and seminal era to life.

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