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Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | History

5 edition of The Seine found in the catalog.

The Seine

from its source, to Paris, to the sea

by William W. Davenport

  • 311 Want to read
  • 10 Currently reading

Published by McGraw-Hill in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Seine River Valley (France)
    • Subjects:
    • Seine River Valley (France) -- Description and travel

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[by] William Davenport. With drawings by Roselle Davenport.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDC611.S461 D3
      The Physical Object
      Pagination128 p.
      Number of Pages128
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5620919M
      LC Control Number68029911

      Browse books, posters and memorabilia at the old booksellers. Almost anyone would recognize the green metallic stalls of the old Paris Seine-side booksellers (bouquinistes), which have appeared in countless films and photos of the city. Whether you actually want to find an old, charming edition of your favorite book or just want to browse, it's. The Seine Although it is time to review this book I have to honestly say I haven't finished it yet. The reason is, I am slowly travelling through it, enjoying it all, taking time to travel through France and through history with it, and learning so very much.

        Tourists usually look up from the boats in Paris that carry them along the Seine, admiring Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower and the magnificent bridges. But if we looked down at the water. The Seine. The River That Made Elaine Sciolino Pages. W,W, Norton and Company. $ By Michael D. Mosettig. It takes a particularly intrepid author/journalist to try to write yet another book about Paris given the hundreds and thousands already sagging bookshelves in France and elsewhere.

      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. Elaine Sciolino is a graceful, companionable writer, someone who speaks about France in the most enjoyably American way. Sciolino has laid one more beautiful and amusing wreath on the altar of the City of Light.”.


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The Seine by William W. Davenport Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Seine offers a love letter to Paris and the most romantic river in the world, and invites readers to explore its magic for themselves. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App/5(87).

The Seine: The River That Made Paris is a wonderful book that takes you on a journey along the Seine river, through Frances fascinating history and a thousand little anecdotes that fill it with life.

The book tells the story of the Seines origin, its little known source in Burgundy, and the goddess that gave the river its name/5. Blending memoir, travelogue, and history, The Seine is a love letter to Paris and the river that determined its destiny/5(87).

In “The Seine: The River That Made Paris,” Elaine Sciolino traces the course of France’s iconic waterway, from source to sea, from past to present. Elaine Sciolino is a contributing writer and former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times.

She is the author of five books, including The Seine: The River that Made Paris and the New York Times bestseller The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs. Sciolino was decorated as a chevalier of the Legion of Honor, /5(86). In her fifth book, The Seine: The River that Made Paris, New York Times foreign correspondent Elaine Sciolino explores the history of one of the world's most famous rivers and its impact on the capital of France.

The Secret Life of the Seine is a love story between man and boat and the river that they live on, a discourse on the sensual beauty of France and the art of living well.

The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more/5(15). “The Little Bookshop on the Seine is a delightful story filled with a blend of friendships, self-discovery, love of books and of course romance and I enjoyed every page of it.”—Jenea’s Book Obsession “This book just had me smiling from start to finish.4/5().

THE LITTLE BOOKSHOP ON THE SEINE by Rebecca Raisin is a new womens fiction novel that is the first book in the authors The Little Paris Collection and the second in The Bookshop series.

This book is set in Paris during the holiday season, but it can be enjoyed any time of the year and it can be read as a standalone/5. The used-book sellers (bouquinistes) you see along the Seine around Notre-Dame are a Parisian fixture.

These literary entrepreneurs pride themselves on their easygoing style. With flexible hours and virtually no overhead, they run their businesses as they have since the mids. Written in an enjoyable journalistic style, the book is both a travelog and a cultural history of not only the river itself but the people who have lived, worked, and taken inspiration from it as it winds its way to the sea.

For them, the phrase sur la Seine is the meaning of life : Norton, W. & Company, Inc. Antique Books and Illustrations. Today’s book trade is dedicated to antique, printed books and illustrations.

One can find numerous engravings of Paris on postcards or on posters from the 19th century at specialized bookstores. If you’re looking for that hidden gem, you’ll most likely find it at a bookstore.

New Avenues for Booksellers. The Seine is a river that enchants virtually everyone who sees it. Its banks are replete with history and beautiful scenery, and, while it's no Mississippi, it has shoals and sand bars enough for river men to constantly mark the twain.

Rosenblum decided to write a book about the Seine's secret life that he discovered almost by chance/5. Along the way, the Seine is anchored by Paris and then Rouen, where it widens enough for oceangoing ships to reach the port of Le Havre.

The source of the river is the underground springs where the Gauls worshiped the healing goddess Sequana, who, according to the author, is the true symbol of the river. Sequana, the ancient goddess who gave the Seine its name, “saved the greatest cathedral in the world.” At the same time, the book falls short in places.

An entire chapter on the photography of the. The Bouquinistes of Paris, France, are booksellers of used and antiquarian books who ply their trade along large sections of the banks of the Seine: on the right bank from the Pont Marie to the Quai du Louvre, and on the left bank from the Quai de la Tournelle to Quai Voltaire.

The Seine is thus described as 'the only river in the world that runs between two bookshelves'. Up the Seine without a Paddle is the second book in the Travel Mishaps of Caity Shaw. In this book we travel with Caity to Paris, France where she is working for an event planner.

Even though she fibbed a bit on her resume, she is helped out of some misadventures by her co-worker Declan whom she has a crush on/5. 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/5(2).

The Seine: The River that Made Paris - Ebook written by Elaine Sciolino. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.

Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Seine: The River that Made Paris. "Beyond the Book" articles; Free books to read and review (US only) Find books by time period, setting & theme; Read-alike suggestions by book and author; Book club discussions; and much more.

Just $12 for a year or $39 for 3 months More about membership!. A vibrant tour of the Seine from a bestselling New York Times foreign correspondent based in France. Of the 24 members who reviewed Elaine Sciolino's The Seine: The River that Made Paris for BookBrowse's First Impressions Program, 23 gave it .Leïla Sebbar's novel recounts an event in French history that has been hidden for many years.

Toward the end of the Algerian war, the FLN, an Algerian nationalist party, organized a demonstration in Paris to oppose a curfew imposed upon Algerians in France. Ab Algerians gathered peacefully, but the protest was brutally suppressed by the Paris police.3/5(1).New York Times writer Elaine Sciolino’s book, The Seine: The River That Made Paris, explores the famous river “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.”.

The Seine weaves its way through Paris and the daily lives of people in the city.