The Man in Grey and in the Rue Monge

Author: Emmuska Orczy, Baroness

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849023467

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

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Two stories by the author Baroness Emma Orczy. "The Man in Grey" is set in Napoleonic France in 1809, and is comprised of nine inter-connected short stories about the mysterious Man in Grey's adventures in tracking down Royalist criminals for the Government. "In the Rue Monge" is about a scientist arrested by revolutionaries during the French Revolution and about to be executed as an enemy of the French government. But an English friend is determined to rescue him and take him to England. Will his plan succeed?
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Pel And The Sepulchre Job

Author: Mark Hebden

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755125320

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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A dead man is found floating in a canal, his wallet revealing a strange symbolic drawing, and a hostage drama unfolds at the Banque Credit Rural. On the other side of town, a stunning art student switches masterpieces for copies. Somehow, the crimes fit together and Chief Inspector Pel has to respond with true Gallic guile.
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Historic Paris

Author: Jetta S. Wolff

Publisher: JOHN LANE THE BODLEY HEAD LIMITED

ISBN: N.A

Category: Historic buildings

Page: 394

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Historic Paris THIS book, begun many years ago, was laid aside under the stress of other work, which did not, however, hinder the sedulous amassing of notes during my long and continuous residence in Paris. The appearance of the Marquis de Rochegude’s exhaustive work, on somewhat the same lines in a more extensive compass, took me by surprise, and I thought for a moment that it would render my book superfluous. The vast concourse of English-speaking people brought hither by the great war, people keen to learn the history of the beautiful old buildings they find here on every side, made me understand that an English book of relatively small compass was needed, and I set to work to finish the volume planned and begun so long ago. I had made the personal acquaintance and consequent notes of most of the ancient “Stones of Paris” before looking up published notes concerning them. When such notes were looked up, I can only say their sources were far too numerous and too scattered to be recorded here. I must beg every one who may have published anything worth while on Old Paris to receive my thanks, for I have doubtless read their writings with interest and benefit. But I must offer special thanks to M. de Rochegude, for—writing under pressure to get the book ready for press—his work as a reference book, while pursuing my own investigations, has been invaluable. To my readers I would say peruse what I have written, but use your own eyes, your own keen observation for learning much more than could be noted here. Look into every courtyard in the ancient quarters, look attentively at every dwelling along the old winding streets, and fail not to look up to their roofs. The roofs are never alike. They are strikingly picturesque. Old world builders did not work mechanically, did not raise streets in machine-like style, each structure exactly like its neighbour, one street barely distinguishable from the street running parallel or crossing it, according to the habit of to-day. The builders of les jours d’antan loved their craft; every single house gave scope for some artistic trait. The roofs offered a fine field for architectural ingenuity: wonderfully planned windows, chimneys, balconies, gables are to be seen on the roofs often in most unexpected corners, in every part of the Vieux Paris. Look up!—I cannot urge this too strongly. And within every old hôtel—the French term for private house or mansion—examine each staircase. In the erection of a staircase the architect of past ages found grand scope for graceful lines, and exquisite workmanship. Thus walks even through the dimmest corners of la Ville Lumière will be for lovers of old-time vestiges a joy for ever. This was an iconoclastic age even before the destructiveness of the awful war just over. Precious architectural and historical relics were swept away to make room for brand-new buildings. As it has been impossible during the past months to verify in every instance the up-to-date accuracy of notes made previously, it is probable that some old structures referred to in these pages as still standing may no longer be found on the spot indicated. But whether in such cases their site be now an empty space, or occupied by newly built walls, it cannot fail to be interesting as the site where a vanished historic structure stood erewhile.
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A man apart

the life of Henri Curiel

Author: Gilles Perrault

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

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The Nation

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 2639

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The Builder

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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The notebooks of Edgar Degas

a catalogue of the thirty-eight notebooks in the Bibliothèque Nationale and other collections

Author: Theodore Reff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 167

View: 3217

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Erledigt in Paris und London

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257602464

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8771

Nach seiner Demission als Polizeioffizier in Burma landet Orwell 1933 in den Slums: bei den Arbeitslosen, Asozialen in Paris, wo er sich als Küchenhilfe in einem Luxusrestaurant verdingt; bei den Pennern von London, mit denen er durch die Gossen und Asyle pilgert. Der unsentimentale, erschütternde Bericht eines Betroffenen.
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Der geniale Mensch

Author: Cesare Lombroso

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Genius

Page: 447

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Erzähl ihnen von Schlachten, Königen und Elefanten

Author: Mathias Enard

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 382707505X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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"Das Erdbeben von 1509 wird die Fundamente der Brücke Michelangelos zerstören. Enard zeichnet ein gelungenes Künstlerporträt und füllt dabei die wenigen Wochen aus, die in der Biografie des Künstlers weiße Flecken geblieben waren."(3Sat) Eine wunderbare Parabel über die Religions- und Zivilisationskonflikte, eine Parabel von ungebrochener Aktualität: den Bruch zwischen diesen zwei Welten hat es nicht immer gegeben, und es muss ihn, vielleicht, nicht für immer geben.
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The Spectator

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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Gespräche über ein Leben mit John F. Kennedy

Mit einem Vorwort von Caroline Kennedy

Author: Jacqueline Kennedy

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455850111

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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Eine der unvergesslichen Frauen des 20. Jahrhunderts erinnert sich an die Ehe mit John F. Kennedy und ihre - privaten wie öffentlichen - Erfahrungen. Ein Resümee, fast 50 Jahre unter Verschluss gehalten: vom Aufstieg eines Weltpolitikers bis zum dramatischen Ende, dem Attentat in Dallas. In tiefster Trauer über den Verlust ihres dreieinhalb Monate zuvor ermordeten Mannes empfängt Jacqueline Kennedy Anfang März 1964 den Historiker Arthur M. Schlesinger und gewährt ihm sieben Interviews, insgesamt sechseinhalb Stunden lang. Sie gibt ihm überraschende Einblicke in Kennedys Wirken als Senator und späterer Präsident der USA, erzählt von ihren Gesprächen mit ihm, von ihrer Rolle in seiner politischen Karriere. Sie wirft interessante, von feinem Gespür zeugende Schlaglichter auf Begegnungen mit bedeutenden Männern und weltbewegende Ereignisse wie die Kubakrise. Und auch private Belange rücken in den Blick, etwa der Glaube ihres Mannes, die Verbundenheit der Kennedy-Brüder und ihr eigenes Hineinwachsen in die Rolle der First Lady.
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