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Man in the Red Coat

Man in the Red Coat
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Man in the Red Coat
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  • ISBN: 9781529112313
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'A bravura performance, highly entertaining' Evening Standard

The Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending takes us on a rich, witty tour of Belle Epoque Paris, via the life story of the pioneering surgeon Samuel Pozzi.

In the summer of 1885, three Frenchmen arrived in London for a few days' shopping. One was a Prince, one was a Count, and the third was a commoner, who four years earlier had been the subject of one of John Singer Sargent's greatest portraits. The commoner was Samuel Pozzi, society doctor, pioneer gynaecologist and free-thinker - a scientific man with a famously complicated private life.

Pozzi's life played out against the backdrop of the Parisian Belle Epoque. The beautiful age of glamour and pleasure more often showed its ugly side: hysterical, narcissistic, decadent and violent, with more parallels to our own age than we might imagine.


What a deliciously intelligent entertainment this is, couched in a prose of enviable suppleness… a master is at work here. -- Rupert Christiansen ― Daily Telegraph

One of his best books, very handsomely published too… [The Man in the Red Coat is] a bravura performance, highly entertaining. -- David Sexton ― Evening Standard, Book of the Week

Do not google Samuel Jean Pozzi. If you want to enjoy Julian Barnes’s The Man in the Red Coat ― and believe me, it’s teeming with delights ― stay away from search engines and trust the author to tell the story in his own way… punctuated by the sound of gunshot…[this is a] brilliant, defiantly unconventional book. -- Adam Begley ― Spectator

The Belle Époque is brought to life through three colourful lives in this sparkling account stuffed with top fin-de-siècle tittle-tattle. -- Robbie Millen and James Marriott ― The Times *The Best Books of 2019*

Julian Barnes’s wonderful The Man in the Red Coat surges round Belle Epoque Paris… a story full of digressions, white peacocks, missing limbs, amusing adverbs and fantastic clothes. An absolute tonic for grey winter days. -- Claire Harman ― Evening Standard *Books of the Year*
Autor BARNES, Julian
An apariţie 2021
Editura Vintage
Nr pagini 280
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: julian barnes