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The Flâneur and his City: Patterns of Daily Life in Paris 1815-1851

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The book provides a "flâneur’s eye view" of Parisian life in the first half of the nineteenth century: dress, cafés and restaurants, but also shops and passages, the omnibus, bals publics and carnival. The author provides general conclusions about the private and public spheres in "le vieux Paris." Like the flâneur, the author concentrates less on factual information for
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Paperback, 80 pages
Published March 15th 2010 by Manchester University Press (first published 1994)
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Sophie Turner
Oct 29, 2015 Sophie Turner rated it it was ok
This is listed only as an English-language work, but roughly 25% is in untranslated French, so I basically missed out on all of the supporting source quotes, and might have rated this higher but for that (and for its price, for such a short work, even without considering the French).

It did have some points that I found interesting, as related to fashion. The first was that the earlier (pre-Beau Brummell is the best way I can describe it, although the French would likely not describe it in this w
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Richard D. E. Burton (d.2008) was Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Sussex, UK.
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