The Seine: The River That Made Paris
ISBN: 0393609359
EAN13: 9780393609356
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 29, 2019
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 1.2" H x 9.3" L x 6.3" W
Weight: 1.43 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
`
Select Format Format: Hardcover Select Conditions Condition: Like New

Selected

Format: Hardcover

Condition: Like New

$4.88
Quantity
Almost Gone!
Only 1 at this price.
Add 4 More to Qualify
Buy 3, Get 1 Free
All Books Under $5

Select Conditions
  • Like New $4.88 The Seine: The River That Made Paris
Book Overview

This Description may be from another edition of this product.

A vibrant, enchanting tour of the Seine from longtime New York Times foreign correspondent and best-selling author Elaine Sciolino.

Elaine Sciolino came to Paris as a young foreign correspondent and was seduced by a river. In The Seine, she tells the story of that river from its source on a remote plateau of Burgundy to the wide estuary where its waters meet the sea, and the cities, tributaries, islands, ports, and bridges in between.

Sciolino explores the Seine through its rich history and lively characters: a bargewoman, a riverbank bookseller, a houseboat dweller, a famous cinematographer known for capturing the river's light. She discovers the story of Sequana - the Gallo-Roman healing goddess who gave the Seine its name - and follows the river through Paris, where it determined the city's destiny and now snakes through all aspects of daily life. She patrols with river police, rows with a restorer of antique boats, sips champagne at a vineyard along the river, and even dares to go for a swim. She finds the Seine in art, literature, music, and movies from Renoir and Les Mis rables to Puccini and La La Land. Along the way, she reveals how the river that created Paris has touched her own life. A powerful afterword tells the dramatic Read More chevron_right

Frequently Asked Questions About The Seine: The River That Made Paris

Book Reviews (0)

0
  |   0  reviews
Did you read The Seine: The River That Made Paris? Please provide your feedback and rating to help other readers.
Write Review
Captcha

No customer reviews for the moment.