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The Europeans'Magnificent Beautifully written immaculately researched and thoroughly absorbing from start to finish A tour de force that explains how Europe's cultural life transformed during the course of the th century and so much ' Peter Frankopan From the bestselling author ofNatasha's Dance The Europeans is richly enthralling panoramic cultural history of nineteenth century Europe told through the intertwined lives of three remarkable people a great singer Pauline Viardot a great writer Ivan Turgenev and a great connoisseur Pauline's husband Louis Their passionate ambitious lives were bound up with an astonishing array of writers composers and painters all trying to make their way through the exciting prosperous and genuinely pan European culture that came about as a result of huge economic and technological change This culture through trains telegraphs and printing allowed artists of all kinds to exchange ideas and make a living shuttling back and forth across the whole continent from the British Isles to Imperial Russia as they exploited a new cosmopolitan age The Europeans is Orlando Figes' masterpiece Surprising beautifully written it describes huge changes through intimate details little known stories and through the lens of Turgenev and the Viardots' touching strange love triangle Events which we now see as central to European high culture are made completely fresh allowing the reader to revel in the sheer precariousness with which the great salons premieres and bestsellers came into existence. The author is an outstanding academic which this book amply demonstrates But it also reveals him to be a brilliant author eual to the demands of combining a serious history of how railways opened up European culture in the nineteenth century with the story of three people lives entwined who epitomise the flowering of the kind of culture this book explores It must make many serious historians envious that someone can write with such authority and yet so beautifully that the book competes with some of the novels Turgenev himself wrote Awesome

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'Magnificent Beautifully written immaculately researched and thoroughly absorbing from start to finish A tour de force that explains how Europe's cultural life transformed during the course of the th century and so much ' Peter Frankopan From the bestselling author ofNatasha's Dance The Europeans is richly enthralling panoramic cultural history of nineteenth century Europe told through the intertwined lives of three remarkable people a great singer Pauline Viardot a great writer Ivan Turgenev and a great connoisseur Pauline's husband Louis Their passionate ambitious lives were bound up with an astonishing array of writers composers and painters all trying to make their way through the exciting prosperous and genuinely pan European culture that came about as a result of huge economic and technological change This culture through trains telegraphs and printing allowed artists of all kinds to exchange ideas and make a living shuttling back and forth across the whole continent from the British Isles to Imperial Russia as they exploited a new cosmopolitan age The Europeans is Orlando Figes' masterpiece Surprising beautifully written it describes huge changes through intimate details little known stories and through the lens of Turgenev and the Viardots' touching strange love triangle Events which we now see as central to European high culture are made completely fresh allowing the reader to revel in the sheer precariousness with which the great salons premieres and bestsellers came into existence. This book is non fiction which reads as fiction However if it had been a book of fiction I would have thought much of the plot to be unbelievably far fetched The Europeans is very well written and was almost impossible for me to put down each chapter ending compelling me to begin reading the next chapterI have a couple of niggles about the repetition of several facts but nevertheless this book has to have a 5 star rating

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The Europeans review Î 103 é [Download] ➾ The Europeans ➼ Orlando Figes – Eyltransferservices.co.uk 'Magnificent Beautifully written immaculately researched and thoroughly absorbing from start to finish A tour de force that explains how Europe's cultural life transformed during the course of the 19t 'Magnificent Beautifully written i'Magnificent Beautifully written immaculately researched and thoroughly absorbing from start to finish A tour de force that explains how Europe's cultural life transformed during the course of the th century and so much ' Peter Frankopan From the bestselling author ofNatasha's Dance The Europeans is richly enthralling panoramic cultural history of nineteenth century Europe told through the intertwined lives of three remarkable people a great singer Pauline Viardot a great writer Ivan Turgenev and a great connoisseur Pauline's husband Louis Their passionate ambitious lives were bound up with an astonishing array of writers composers and painters all trying to make their way through the exciting prosperous and genuinely pan European culture that came about as a result of huge economic and technological change This culture through trains telegraphs and printing allowed artists of all kinds to exchange ideas and make a living shuttling back and forth across the whole continent from the British Isles to Imperial Russia as they exploited a new cosmopolitan age The Europeans is Orlando Figes' masterpiece Surprising beautifully written it describes huge changes through intimate details little known stories and through the lens of Turgenev and the Viardots' touching strange love triangle Events which we now see as central to European high culture are made completely fresh allowing the reader to revel in the sheer precariousness with which the great salons premieres and bestsellers came into existence. Gut recherchiert und gewagt