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Read ePub é The Man in the Red Coat ç Audio CD å ❮KINDLE❯ ❆ The Man in the Red Coat Author Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk From the Man Booker Prize winning author ofThe Sense of an Ending a rich witty revelatory tour of Belle Epoue Paris via the remarkable life story of theFrom the Man Booker Prize winning author ofThe Sense of an Ending a rich witty revelatory tour of Belle Epoue 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 s I enjoyed reading this book but was baffled by its lack of index and footnotes and chronology and chapters and bibliography These are minimal reuirements for any history and make no mistake this is a history not a novel Yet they are all missing Conseuently the prose reads like fiction and for all I know Barnes may have made up the story to amuse himself I don’t know why he and publisher decided to take this approach No explanation is offered in a preface I would call the decision cheeky at best It does no credit to anybody who made it

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Ojourn to England? Answering these uestions Julian Barnes unfurls the stories of their lives which play out against the backdrop of the Belle Epoue 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 amo The book rambles on and says very little Boring Gave it away after 100 pages

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The Man in the Red CoatNg many others place and time we see not merely an epoch of glamour and pleasure but surprisingly one of violence prejudice and nativism withparallels to our own age than we might imagine The Man in the Red Coat is at once a fresh portrait of the Belle Epoue; 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 tim Barnes is undoubtedly one of our greatest writers they tend towards the effete are cultured sophisticated and such licentiousness seems to be the norm along with gossip the difficulty for me has been that the sheer volume & variety of information no matter how interesting the individual units becomes difficult to negotiate I’m persevering because so far there has been much to enjoy & I’m sure it has to offer But I feel rather like a swimmer in a clear blue sea who finds themselves out of their depth struggling through ever increasing shoals of exotic creatures