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作者 McCullough, David G
書名 The greater journey : Americans in Paris / David McCullough
出版項 New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011
國際標準書號 1416571760 (hbk.)
9781416571766 (hbk.)
1416576894 (ebk.)
9781416576891 (ebk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館3F西文書區  920 M1395 2011    在架上  -  30500101427683
版本 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
說明 558 p., [48] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm
附註 This is the inspiring and, until now, untold story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work. Most had never left home, never experienced a different culture. None had any guarantee of success. That they achieved so much for themselves and their country profoundly altered American history. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in America; future abolitionist Charles Sumner; staunch friends James Fenimore Cooper and Samuel F. B. Morse (who saw something in France that gave him the idea for the telegraph); pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk; medical student Oliver Wendell Holmes; writers Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, and Henry James; Harriet Beecher Stowe, seeking escape from the notoriety Uncle Tom's Cabin had brought her; sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens and painters Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent; and American ambassador Elihu Washburne, who bravely remained at his post through the Franco-Prussian War, the long Siege of Paris and even more atrocious nightmare of the Commune. His vivid account in his diary of the starvation and suffering endured by the people of Paris (drawn on here for the first time) is one readers will never forget. Nearly all of these Americans, whatever their troubles, spent many of the happiest days and nights of their lives in Paris.--From publisher description
McCullough mixes famous and obscure names and delivers capsule biographies of everyone to produce a colorful parade of educated, Victorian-era American travelers and their life-changing experiences in Paris
Includes bibliographical references (p. 519-537) and index
Pt. 1. The way over ; Voila⁺ђ Paris! ; Morse at the Louvre ; The medicals -- pt. 2. American sensations ; Change at hand ; A city transformed ; Bound to succeed -- pt. 3. Under siege ; Madness ; Paris again ; The Farragut ; Genius in abundance ; Au revoir, Paris!
主題 Americans -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century
Intellectuals -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century
Artists -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century
Authors, American -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century
Physicians -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century
Americans -- France -- Paris -- Biography
Paris (France) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century
Paris (France) -- Biography
Paris (France) -- Relations -- United States
United States -- Relations -- France -- Paris
Alt Title Americans in Paris
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