Haussmann, or, The distinction : a novel

by Paul LaFarge

Hardcover, 2001

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New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2001.

Description

LaFarge's stunning novel of love, betrayal, and exploitation is based on themes involving the life of the great city planner Georges-Eugene Haussmann, who tore up a still medieval Paris and transformed it into the light-filled city that it is today.

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LibraryThing member PetreaBurchard
Atmospheric, but ultimately not quite engaging enough. I think this is due to an omniscient narrator who keeps the reader at an emotional distance from the characters.

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10767
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