A Literary Tour de France

Based on decades of original research, an account of books and bookselling in a country on the brink of revolution.

A Literary Tour de France

Author: Robert Darnton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195144511

Page: 358

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Machine generated contents note: Introduction: Before Balzac -- 1. Our man on Mission -- 2. The View from the Home Office -- 3. Smuggling: Pontarlier -- 4. Sizing up Shops: Lons-le-Saunier -- 5. Selling Books, Collecting Bills: Bourg-en-Bresse -- 6. Entrepreneurs and Buccaneers: Lyon -- 7. Domestic Contraband: Lyon -- 8. The Trade in Trading: Avignon -- 9. The Struggle for Survival in the South: Nîmes, Montpellier, Marseille -- 10. Hard Scrabble in the Southwest: Pézénas to Poitiers -- 11. Peddling and the Capillary System: Loudun -- 12. Upmarket and Downmarket in France's Homeland: Saumur to Dijon -- 13. An Ultimate Example: Besançon -- 14. The End of the Line: An Overview of the Demand for Literature -- 15. Lived Literature -- Acknowledgments

The Yellow Jersey Companion to the Tour de France

This definitive work of reference on the Tour de France, which celebrates its centenary year in 2003, tells you everything you've ever wanted to know about this great sporting event.

The Yellow Jersey Companion to the Tour de France

Author: Les Woodland

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0224080164

Page: 414

View: 977

The Yellow Jersey Companion to the Tour de France might just tell you everything you've ever wanted to know about the world's greatest sporting event. We won't just give you the name of every stage winner; every mountain and the first to top them; the age of each overall winner; a complete list of all the stage finishes since the race began - we'll tell you all the unknown stories too. We'll tell you about the rider forced to crawl along the finish line in search of his glass eye; the exhausted man who hitched a ride on the back of a donkey; the Tour star denied his yellow jersey hours after he'd won it, and the journeyman competitor who never got to wear his because someone drove away with it. On our alphabetical ride through the Tour's one-hundred-year history we'll share with you the inside stories of the great stars - Jacques Anquetil, Fausto Coppi, Bernard Hinault, Miguel Indurain, Eddy Merckx, Greg LeMond, and Lance Armstrong to name a few; we'll outline the arcane and so often cruel rules that have helped make this race into the sporting world's most gruelling spectacle and we'll even reveal the answer to a question that has troubled many Tour junkies over the years - who really was the first maillot jaune. A work of unparalleled reference and a joy to read, The Yellow Jersey Companion to the Tour de France is a literary gift from cycling heaven.

Pirating and Publishing

The story of how book piracy in pre-Revolutionary France expanded the reach of the works that would inspire momentous change.

Pirating and Publishing

Author: Robert Darnton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019514452X

Page: 400

View: 213

The story of how book piracy in pre-Revolutionary France expanded the reach of the works that would inspire momentous change.

Le Tour A History of the Tour de France

Geoffrey Wheatcroft's hugely entertaining and well researched history of the Tour de France is already established as the definitive account of cycling's greatest event. Since the book was last published in 2007, much has changed.

Le Tour  A History of the Tour de France

Author: Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471128954

Page: 416

View: 875

Geoffrey Wheatcroft's hugely entertaining and well researched history of the Tour de France is already established as the definitive account of cycling's greatest event. Since the book was last published in 2007, much has changed. Bradley Wiggins' historic victory in 2012 - the first Briton ever to secure the yellow jersey - brought him a knighthood and garnered more interest in the race than ever before. Yet the months after were dominated by an even bigger story, as Tour legend and seven-time winner Lance Armstrong was stripped of his titles and confessed on Oprah to doping in each of his victories. Suddenly, everything that we thought we knew had happened was no longer true. In this new and comprehensively revised edition of the book, Wheatcroft not only brings his story of the Tour fully up to date to mark the race's 100th running in 2013, he also reflects on the changes brought about by the scandals that have rocked the sport to its core. Yet for all the controversies of modern times, he vividly captures the essential glory and romance of the heroes who battle to conquer one of sport's greatest challenges.

The Political Social and Literary History of France Brought Down to the Year 1863

the Republicans bravely resisted ; but the French made themselves masters of
the capital , restored the pope , and reduced Italy to its former bondage . ... at
Rome , ostensibly to preserve inviolate the person of the pope , but in reality to
keep the mastery of Italy in the hands of France . ... The princepresident made a
tour of the provinces , and was greeted wherever he went with cries of Vive L'
Empereur !

The Political  Social  and Literary History of France  Brought Down to the Year 1863

Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Publisher:

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Page: 463

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The Literary Digest

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France on a coveries in science that has been ... Translated and Condensed for
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education are deeply Christliche Welt , Leipzig , Nos . ... Bruno's Le tour de la
France par deux enfants , I recommended by seventy - three Departments , and
which has Vol .

The Literary Digest

Author: Edward Jewitt Wheeler

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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Literary Tour of Ireland

The King of France might lay out another Versailles , but . . . with all his revenues
he could not lay out another Muckross , ' wrote Bishop Berkeley . What is to be
said about Turk Lake ? ' wrote Thackeray in 1843 . ' When there , we agreed that
it ...

Literary Tour of Ireland

Author: Elizabeth Healy

Publisher: Wolfhound Press (IE)

ISBN:

Page: 272

View: 377

First published in 1995, this is a journey around Ireland's literary landscape. Elizabeth Healy has travelled twenty routes on her all-Ireland circuit. Visiting monastery and mountain range, holy well and mansion house, the hidden Ireland and its public face, she leads us from Synge's Wicklow and O'Connor's Cork through Kerry's old and new traditions, all along the western seaboard, out to Liam O'Flaherty's Aran islands. Rekindling the lyric mood with Yeats at Knocknarea, the reader will discover the Donegal of Peader O'Donnell, Derry of the playwrights, Heaney's Mossbawn, Ben Kiely's Tyrone. Via Belfast into Antrim's glens in the company of the Brontes, Macneice, Hewitt, Carson - a host of voices; and reenact the tale of The Tain. The youthful villages of Goldsmith, Lavin, Kavanagh, Edgeworth, McGahern and others prepare us for Dublin's myriads of literary streets and fictions. With Wilde, Shaw and Swift, Ocasy, Joyce and Beckett - pouring words upon cityscapes, and finally entering the Liffey to complete the journey.

Lance Armstrong s War

One Man's Battle Against Fate, Fame, Love, Death, Scandal, and a Few Other
Rivals on the Road to the Tour de France Daniel Coyle. LANCE WAR
ARMSTRONG'S D A N I E L C O Y L E “A literary tour de force: the liveliest, best-
written, and ...

Lance Armstrong s War

Author: Daniel Coyle

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061746487

Page: 400

View: 577

Lance Armstrong's War is the extraordinary story of greatness pushed to its limits; a vivid, behind-the-scenes portrait of perhaps the most accomplished athlete of our time as he vies for a historic sixth straight victory in the toughest sporting event on the planet. It is the true story of a superlative sports figure fighting on all fronts—made newly vulnerable by age, fate, fame, doping allegations, a painful divorce, and an unprecedented army of challengers—while mastering the exceedingly difficult trick of being Lance Armstrong, a combination of world-class athlete, celebrity, regular guy, and, for many Americans, secular saint. With a new afterword by the author, featuring in-depth reporting on: Armstrong's unprecedented seventh consecutive Tour de France victory New blood doping allegations Armstrong's continuing personal and legal battles, and his retirement A fascinating journey through the little-known landscape of professional bike racing, Lance Armstrong's War provides a hugely insightful look into the often inspiring, always surprising core of a remarkable athlete and the world that shapes him.

A Literary Tour Guide to the United States

The upper veranda has wrought - iron work , and the house is furnished with rugs
, tile , and other items Hemingway brought home from France and from numerous
trips to Africa , Cuba , and Europe . In fact , Hemingway made so many trips ...

A Literary Tour Guide to the United States

Author: Rita Stein

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

ISBN:

Page: 189

View: 376

A state-by-state guide to places in the South and Southwest that have literary associations and are open to the public

Handy book of Literary Curiosities

Humbert II. de la Tour de Pisa, the last of the Dauphin dynasty, gave ud his
sovereignty by treaty to King Philippe de Valois in 1349. From that time the eldest
son of the King of France was styled Dauphin. Since the dethronement of the
elder ...

Handy book of Literary Curiosities

Author: William Shepard Walsh

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 1104

View: 232

Writers France

He felt the breath of centuries of wickedness and disillusion ; how many
civilisations had staled on that bright promontory ! Did this same coast not also
help to destroy Dick Diver , who found the night there too tender ? I began this
literary tour ...

Writers  France

Author: John Ardagh

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton

ISBN:

Page: 319

View: 617

The Literary World

16mo , elegantly printed upon fine AN ACTOR ' S TOUR OF 10 . 000 MILES
WITH SHAKE 21 West Street ... McPHAIL Guizot ' s France CELEBRATED
HISTORY of FRANCE , rrom the Earliesu Times to 1848 . By M . GUIZOT , Prime
Minister of ...

The Literary World

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Arts Weekly

His social attitude is the only possible A Literary Tour one for an artist
courageous enough to THE oil sketches of A ... Passedoit Gallery provide tial , in
this time . a literary tour of , France and SwitzerIf anything should happen to Que
land .

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The American Oxonian

BOOKS AND NOTICES RECEIVED WILLIAM DAVID BALL , Ironfire : A Novel of
the Knights of Malta and the Last Battle of the Crusades ( Dell Publishing ...
ROBERT F . DARNTON , A Literary Tour de France ( Oxford University Press ,
2004 ) .

The American Oxonian

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List of Rhodes scholars, 1904-1915: v.2 p. [145]-161. Vol. for 1934- include Addresses and occupations of Rhodes scholars and other Oxonians (called 1934-36, Addresses and occupations of Rhodes scholars).

The Literary Digest

... a visitor of the “ greater " France , the France overseas - in short , the L to the
French capital to make a tour of the world in ... Each one must feel himself a
citizen of the greater France , Exposition grounds . the France of the five parts of
the ...

The Literary Digest

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Flash Art

20 years EANS OF RESISTANCE as cratic jargon serves as a smoke transmitted
into art . tinuity . ... be it in the form of the literary Tour de France when Lance Why
is it that Matias Faldbakken four venues at the National movements of the 19th ...

Flash Art

Author:

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The later years 1945 1962

The drawings I knew already , but what was startling was the actual variation of
colour produced by so few different paints . DIARY 19th ... and died . A
LITERARY TOUR OF FRANCE larger than the cottage - 262 HAROLD
NICOLSON'S DIARIES.

The later years  1945 1962

Author: Harold Nicolson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 154