Tales of Two Cities: Paris, London and the Birth of the Modern CityHow nineteenth-century London and Paris rivalled each other, creating between them the modern city. 'A fascinating walk through two of the greatest cities in the world... The reader will never think of London or Paris in the same way again.' Amanda Foreman
by Jonathan Conlin (Author)
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Tales of Two Cities: Paris, London and the Birth of the Modern City Summary
Paris and London have long held a mutual fascination, and never more so than in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when they both vied to be the world's greatest city. Each city has been the focus of many books, yet here Jonathan Conlin uncovers the intriguing relationship between them for the first time. It is a history of surprises: Sherlock Holmes was actually French, the can-can was English and the first restaurant served English food in Paris. Tales of Two Cities examines and compares six urban spaces - the street, the cemetery, the apartment, the restaurant, the music hall and the nocturnal underworld. The citizens of Paris and London were the first to create these landmarks of the modern cityscape. By borrowing, imitating and learning from each other they invented the modern metropolis and so defined urban living for us all.
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Tales of Two Cities: Paris, London and the Birth of the Modern City
Jonathan Conlin (Author)
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