Skip to Content

Arena

Catalogue Record Detail

1787332160
The man in the red coat
Loading...
Author: Barnes, Julian
Publication year: 2019
Media class: Hardback
Genre: Gynecologists
Classification: 618.1
Publisher: Jonathan Cape, 2019
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781787332164
Notes:
Illustrations on lining papers
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 with an Italian name, who four years earlier had been the subject of one of John Singer Sargent's greatest portraits. The three men's lives play out against the backdrop of the Belle Epoque in Paris. The beautiful age of glamour and pleasure more often showed its ugly side: hysterical, narcissistic, decadent and violent, a time of rampant prejudice and blood-and-soil nativism, with more parallels to our own age than we might imagine. Our guide through this world is Samuel Pozzi, society doctor, pioneer gynaecologist, and free-thinker, a rational and scientific man with a famously complicated private life. 'The Man in the Red Coat' is at once a fresh and original portrait of the French Belle Epoque and a life of a man ahead of his time.
Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
Loading...
Available: 1
Total no. of loans: 2
No. of reservations: 0

Availability

Loading...
A brilliant gossipy read and a beautifully produced book. Less about an individual but rather a whole era.
13/12/19
Checkoff
Bedford
Books by the same Author
1471357139
Loading...
Year 2013
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Publisher: AudioGo
Resource type: Physical
148p ; 25cm
022410201X
Loading...
Year 2015
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Resource type: Physical
288 pages ; 23 cm
P000123489
Loading...
Year 2011
Media class: Large print
Edition: Large print
Publisher: AudioGO
Resource type: Physical
187p ; 24cm
P000143989
Loading...
Year 2008
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Resource type: Electronic
1 online resource (250 p.)
0099540126
Loading...
Year 2009
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
309p ; 19cm
Account
Borrowers of this title also borrowed:
com.axiell.arena.common.exceptions.HTTPCommunicationErrorException: Unable to execute GET to 'https://library.plymouth.gov.uk/documents/21447/28885/borrowers-who.xslt/5a206fe9-1358-4bf5-8895-c9fcaa91146a'
Expand search
Language
Media class
Organisation
Publication Year
Resource Type