Palais-Royal

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1994 - Fiction - 273 pages
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Ablaze with intellectual and social change, Paris in the 1830s and 1840s beckons to two English brothers--Frederick and Charles Courtland, an architect and a priest--each of whom is struggling for self-definition and social recognition. Of their lives and this world Sennett has made a remarkable work of fiction that transports the reader into nineteenth century Europe and into the nature and inconsistencies of culture and faith, and the way each is shaped by the passage of time.
 

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Victorian London and Paris in the grip of the revolutionary fervorpolitical and artisticof the 1830s and 1840s provide a vibrant background to the 40-year correspondence of the Courtland family ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
25
Section 3
49
Section 4
71
Section 5
90
Section 6
97
Section 7
105
Section 8
123
Section 9
128
Section 10
141
Section 11
164
Section 12
181
Section 13
199
Section 14
241
Section 15
256
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About the author (1994)

Richard Sennett's books include The Corrosion of Character, Flesh andStone, and Respect. He was the founding director of the New York Institute for theHumanities and now teaches sociology at New York University and at the LondonSchool of Economics.

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