The Man in the Red Coat

Answering these questions, Julian Barnes unfurls the stories of their lives which play out against the backdrop of the Belle Époque in Paris.

Author: Julian Barnes

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0525658785

Category: History

Page: 288

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From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending—a rich, witty, revelatory tour of Belle Époque Paris, via the remarkable life story of the pioneering surgeon, Samuel Pozzi. In the summer of 1885, three Frenchmen arrived in London for a few days' intellectual shopping: a prince, a count, and a commoner with an Italian name. In time, each of these men would achieve a certain level of renown, but who were they then and what was the significance of their sojourn to England? Answering these questions, Julian Barnes unfurls the stories of their lives which play out against the backdrop of the Belle Époque in Paris. Our guide through this world is Samuel Pozzi, the society doctor, free-thinker and man of science with a famously complicated private life who was the subject of one of John Singer Sargent's greatest portraits. In this vivid tapestry of people (Henry James, Sarah Bernhardt, Oscar Wilde, Proust, James Whistler, among many others), place, and time, we see not merely an epoch of glamour and pleasure, but, surprisingly, one of violence, prejudice, and nativism—with more parallels to our own age than we might imagine. The Man in the Red Coat is, at once, a fresh portrait of the Belle Époque; an illuminating look at the longstanding exchange of ideas between Britain and France; and a life of a man who lived passionately in the moment but whose ideas and achievements were far ahead of his time.

The Man in the Red Coat

Witty, surprising and deeply researched, the new book from Julian Barnes illuminates the fruitful and longstanding exchange of ideas between England and France, and makes a compelling case for keeping that exchange alive.

Author: Julian Barnes

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781787332164

Category: France

Page: 265

View: 703

The Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending takes us on a rich, witty tour of Belle Epoque Paris, via the life story of the pioneering surgeon Samuel Pozzi. 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 commoner was Samuel Pozzi, society doctor, pioneer gynaecologist and free-thinker - a rational and scientific man with a famously complicated private life. Pozzi's life played out against the backdrop of the Parisian Belle Epoque. 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. The Man in the Red Coat is at once a fresh and original portrait of the Belle Epoque - its heroes and villains, its writers, artists and thinkers - and a life of a man ahead of his time. Witty, surprising and deeply researched, the new book from Julian Barnes illuminates the fruitful and longstanding exchange of ideas between Britain and France, and makes a compelling case for keeping that exchange alive. 'An absolute tonic for grey winter days' Evening Standard *A The Times, Evening Standard and Financial Times Book of the Year*

The Man in the Red Coat

How can Hanna & Jill fight a foe who can be anywhere at any point in time? THE MAN IN THE RED COAT is the fourth Gunfighter Gothic novel.

Author: Mark Bousquet

Publisher:

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Page: 270

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CHRISTMAS MONSTERS AND AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS!The women of Gunfighter Gothic are spending the holidays in France, but they won't get a moment's rest before they're faced with a whole new set of challenges that test their partnership. Fresh off the horrors of Kraken Moor, Hanna & Jill want nothing more than some down time, but their most dangerous foe won't let them. The Man in the Red Coat has escaped from Hell, and he's determined to enact an epic revenge. Confronting them where they are would be far too simple for the being who lives at the end of time, so he goes after not only who they are, but who they were, walking back through their timelines to replace the lives they lived with one he creates. As he torments their past, a host of Yuletide nightmares wage an assault on their present: Who is the monstrous Krampus? What dangers lie in the transformative waters of Sinterklaas? Why have they been entered in a fighting tournament to the death against twisted personifications of the Twelve Days of Christmas? And ultimately, if they survive these physical monsters, will they have anything left for the psychical attacks of The Man in the Red Coat? How can Hanna & Jill fight a foe who can be anywhere at any point in time? THE MAN IN THE RED COAT is the fourth Gunfighter Gothic novel.


The Girl in the Red Coat

What’s most powerful here is not whodunnit, or even why, but how this mother and daughter bear their separation, and the stories they tell themselves to help endure it.” —Celeste Ng (Everything I Never Told You) “Compulsively ...

Author: Kate Hamer

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612195016

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 544

• An Amazon Best Book of the Year for 2016 • Costa Book Award for First Novel finalist • Dagger Award finalist "Kate Hamer’s gripping debut novel immediately recalls the explosion of similarly titled books and movies, from Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels, to The Girl on the Train to Gone Girl … "—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “Keeps the reader turning pages at a frantic clip... What’s most powerful here is not whodunnit, or even why, but how this mother and daughter bear their separation, and the stories they tell themselves to help endure it.” —Celeste Ng (Everything I Never Told You) “Compulsively readable...Beautifully written and unpredictable, I had to stop myself racing to the end to find out what happened.” —Rosamund Lupton (Sister) “Both gripping and sensitive — beautifully written, it is a compulsive, aching story full of loss and redemption.” —Lisa Ballantyne (The Guilty One) "Hamer’s dark tale of the lost and found is nearly impossible to put down.” —Booklist Newly single mom Beth has one constant, gnawing worry: that her dreamy eight-year-old daughter, Carmel, who has a tendency to wander off, will one day go missing. And then one day, it happens: On a Saturday morning thick with fog, Beth takes Carmel to a local outdoor festival, they get separated in the crowd, and Carmel is gone. Shattered, Beth sets herself on the grim and lonely mission to find her daughter, keeping on relentlessly even as the authorities tell her that Carmel may be gone for good. Carmel, meanwhile, is on a strange and harrowing journey of her own—to a totally unexpected place that requires her to live by her wits, while trying desperately to keep in her head, at all times, a vision of her mother … Alternating between Beth’s story and Carmel’s, and written in gripping prose that won’t let go, The Girl in the Red Coat—like Emma Donoghue’s Room and M. L. Stedman’s The Light Between Oceans—is an utterly immersive story that’s impossible to put down . . . and impossible to forget.

The Girl in the Red Coat

The men in boots hesitate. They stop at the open door and stare at me. One of the
soldiers sees the photo of Marika Rökk on my nighttable. He picks it up with two
fingers, looks at it for a long time, smiles. Then he says something to the other ...

Author: Roma Ligocka

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250111226

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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When she first saw Schindler's List--to whose premiere in Germany she was invited--Roma Ligocka suddenly realized she was witnessing a part of her own life. She felt instinctively that the little girl in the red coat--the only spot of color in the film--was her. When she had lived in the Krakow ghetto during the Second World War she had worn a strawberry-red coat given to her by her grandmother. Unlike the girl in Spielbeg's film, however, Roma survived the war. Startled by this eerie conjunction of art and reality, Ligocka determined to write the story of her own life, to find out what had become of the little girl, and to measure who she now was. From a harrowing childhood under the Nazis, described with a simplicity and innocence that lends it even greater power, through the trials of living in Communist Poland, to a career in the theater and film (an artistic struggle paralleling that of her cousin, Roman Polanski), Ligocka traces her struggle for self-defiition and happiness. The Girl in the Red Coat is a courageous and moving story of survival and triumph.

Memoirs of Napoleon His Court and Family

This man was dressed in a scarlet cloth coat with copper buttons , yellow
breeches , striped stockings , an immense cravat , a powdered wig with a great
cue ... Aid , turning towards d'Offreville , the man in the red coat burst out á
laughing .

Author: Laure Junot Abrantès (duchesse d')

Publisher:

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Category: France

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Napoleon His Court and Family

This man was dressed in a scarlet cloth with copper buttons , yellow breeches ,
striped stockings , an immense cravat , a powdered wig with a great queue , and
a ... And turning towards d'Offreville the man in the red coat burst out laughing .

Author: Laure Junot Abrantès (duchesse d')

Publisher:

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Napoleon his court and family Memoirs

This man was dressed in a scarlet cloth with copper buttons , yellow breeches ,
striped stockings , an immense cravat , a powdered wig with a great queue , and
a ... And turning towards d ' Offreville the man in the red coat burst out laughing .

Author: Laure Junot (duchesse d'Abrantès.)

Publisher:

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Soldiers Three and Military Tales Love o women The big drunk draf The mutiny of the Mavericks The man who was Only a subaltern In the matter of a private The lost legion The drums of the fore and aft Judson and the Empire A conference of the powers

and there the fat man in the red coat fought with Dearsley Sahib after the custom
of white menwith his hands , making no noise , and never at all pulling Dearsley
Sahib ' s hair . Such of us as were not afiaid beheld these things for just so long a
 ...

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher:

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The Living Age

Sahib had taken from us was in the cush . ably the small ' man among the red -
coats . ions of that palanquin . ... and there the fat man in the red Dearsley Sahib
three - sevenths of our coat fought with Dearsley Sahib after the monthly wage .

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Category: Literature

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The Legends of the American Revolution 1776

As he spoke -- as if in answer to his question — a stout , muscular man came
running along the road , in the very path lately stained with the blood of the
wounded man . He was dressed in a red coat , and in his right hand he grasped a
 ...

Author: George Lippard

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: United States

Page: 517

View: 833


The Tragedy of Lynching

And here the “man in the red coat” took command. No one knows who he was,
apparently. This man, wearing a bright red-andbrown mackinaw, mounted the
running board of a car parked nearby, and addressed the crowd. They would
take ...

Author: Arthur F. Raper

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486149196

Category: Social Science

Page: 507

View: 616

Thorough accounts and analyses of more than 20 lynchings that occurred during 1930, examining in detail the alleged crime, mob formation, police behavior, the area's economic background, existing race relations, more.


The Eclectic Magazine

Why does the white man look just so long a time as a man needs to cook upon us
with the eye of disfavor ? Bethe midday meal . The small man in the fore God ,
there was a palanquin , and now red coat had possessed himself of Dearsley ...

Author: John Holmes Agnew

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Periodicals

Page:

View: 594


The Story of a Red deer

And presently a man in a red coat came trotting by with his eyes fixed on the
ground , and meeting the hounds stopped them at once . Then he pulled out a
horn , blew one single note , and trotted away with the hounds , just three couple
of ...

Author: Sir John William Fortescue

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Animals

Page: 144

View: 207

A story of a young deer and the treacherous life he leads in the forest.

The Poor Soldier A Comic Opera Etc By J O Keefe

Are you the man in the red coat ? Fitz .. Yes my boy , I believe I am the man in the
red coat . -What's your business ? Boy . Darby desir'd me to give you this . Fitz .
Who ? Boy . Darby [ Exit boy . Fitz . Let's fee ( reads the letter ) -This Norah seeins
 ...

Author:

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Page: 35

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The Poor Soldier Etc By John O Keeffe

Are you the man in the red coat ? . Fitz . Yes , my boy , I believe I am the man in
the red coat . What's your business ? Boy . Darby desired me to give you this . Fitz
. Who ? Boy Darby Exit Boy . Fitz . Let's see ' [ reads the letter - This Norah ...

Author:

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Page: 24

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Macmillan s Magazine

This is the their tale is a confusing one , running fault of those bad men in the red
coats who should be severely ... space , On such mulctings Dearsley Sahib and
there the fat man in the red coat allowed us to make obeisance to him fought with
 ...

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Category: Periodicals

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The Man in the Monkeynut Coat

For, as Reginald Preston said many years later: 'who could expect the man who
cleared the forest to erect in the ... anaemia.44 In this condition, the shape of the
red blood cells becomes deformed from a flattened disc to a crescent, or sickle.

Author: Kersten T. Hall

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019100989X

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 275

Sir Isaac Newton once declared that his momentous discoveries were only made thanks to having 'stood on the shoulders of giants'. The same might also be said of the scientists James Watson and Francis Crick. Their discovery of the structure of DNA was, without doubt, one of the biggest scientific landmarks in history and, thanks largely to the success of Watson's best-selling memoir 'The Double Helix', there might seem to be little new to say about this story. But much remains to be said about the particular 'giants' on whose shoulders Watson and Crick stood. Of these, the crystallographer Rosalind Franklin, whose famous X-ray diffraction photograph known as 'Photo 51' provided Watson and Crick with a vital clue, is now well recognised. Far less well known is the physicist William T. Astbury who, working at Leeds in the 1930s on the structure of wool for the local textile industry, pioneered the use of X-ray crystallography to study biological fibres. In so doing, he not only made the very first studies of the structure of DNA culminating in a photo almost identical to Franklin's 'Photo 51', but also founded the new science of 'molecular biology'. Yet whilst Watson and Crick won the Nobel Prize, Astbury has largely been forgotten. The Man in the Monkeynut Coat tells the story of this neglected pioneer, showing not only how it was thanks to him that Watson and Crick were not left empty-handed, but also how his ideas transformed biology leaving a legacy which is still felt today.