Histoire des salons de Paris (Tome 6/6) by duchesse d' Laure Junot Abrantès

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Genres: FR Chroniques
Language: french
Type: Digital

Histoire des Salons de Paris (Tome 6/6): Tableaux et portraits du grand monde sous Louis XVI, Le Directoire, le Consulat et l'Empire, la Restauration et le règne de Louis-Philippe Ier is a book by Laure Junot, duchesse d'Abrantès, that chronicles the history of Parisian salons from the late 18th century to the mid-19th century.

The book is divided into six volumes, each of which covers a different period in French history. Tome 6/6 focuses on the salons of the Restoration and the reign of Louis-Philippe I.

D'Abrantès was a well-known socialite and writer who was personally acquainted with many of the people she writes about in her book. This gives her a unique perspective on the salons of her time.

The book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of French society and culture. It provides a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the French aristocracy and bourgeoisie during a period of great social and political upheaval.

Here are some of the key themes explored in Tome 6/6:

  • The changing role of women in French society
  • The rise of Romanticism and other new artistic and intellectual movements
  • The political and social upheavals of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars
  • The return to monarchy under the Restoration and the reign of Louis-Philippe I

The book is also full of interesting anecdotes and portraits of famous figures from the time period, including:

  • Madame de Staël
  • François-René de Chateaubriand
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
  • Honoré de Balzac
  • Victor Hugo

Overall, Histoire des Salons de Paris (Tome 6/6) is a fascinating and informative read that offers a unique perspective on French history and culture.

It is important to note that the book is a work of history, and d'Abrantès's views may not always be objective. However, her firsthand account of the salons of her time makes the book a valuable resource for anyone interested in this period of French history.


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