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Neighbours and rivals: an eighteenth-century journey through Paris and London by Louis-Sebastien Mercier

Neighbours and rivals: an eighteenth-century journey through Paris and London by Louis-Sebastien Mercier
Neighbours and rivals: an eighteenth-century journey through Paris and London by Louis-Sebastien Mercier
For centuries London and Paris have been gripped by a mutual fascination. Unpublished for over 200 years, this seminal work of travel writing by Louis-Sébastien Mercier is encyclopaedic, impressionistic and witty, neatly spearing the cliches which continue to shape how Londoners and Parisians see each other. Mercier's goal is nothing if not ambitious: to build the ideal city, by taking the best of both cities. To that end no aspect of city life escapes his eye: diet, transport, ghosts, manners, fashions, pets and much much more. This remarkable text (translated into English for the first time) not only describes the sights of eighteenth-century London and Paris, it reveals the smells, sounds, annoyances and wonders as well.
Pallas Athene
Conlin, Jonathan
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Turcot, Laurent
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(2018) Neighbours and rivals: an eighteenth-century journey through Paris and London by Louis-Sebastien Mercier , Pallas Athene, 225pp.

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For centuries London and Paris have been gripped by a mutual fascination. Unpublished for over 200 years, this seminal work of travel writing by Louis-Sébastien Mercier is encyclopaedic, impressionistic and witty, neatly spearing the cliches which continue to shape how Londoners and Parisians see each other. Mercier's goal is nothing if not ambitious: to build the ideal city, by taking the best of both cities. To that end no aspect of city life escapes his eye: diet, transport, ghosts, manners, fashions, pets and much much more. This remarkable text (translated into English for the first time) not only describes the sights of eighteenth-century London and Paris, it reveals the smells, sounds, annoyances and wonders as well.

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Published date: 15 October 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 420550
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/420550
PURE UUID: f0fa9eca-65c8-40f0-b920-2930bc373d3f

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Date deposited: 10 May 2018 16:30
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 18:31

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