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Edith Wharton's love affair with the French Riviera began in 1919, and continued to the end of her days. She found there a microcosm of the sort of society that had always fascinated her, that she described in her classic novels. Between the two world wars, the whole region was a playground for film stars, magnates, and princesses: her neighbors included Wallis Simpson, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Cole Porter, and Dorothy Parker. For Edith Wharton, the Riviera was at once a haven where she could write to her heart's content, and a terrifyingly superficial world.
This fascinating book is a study of this world as it existed when Edith Wharton arrived, and how the region changed over the years. Richly illustrated with both contemporary and vintage photographs, it is a hugely evocative portrait of the Golden Age of the Riviera. Edith Wharton on the Riviera is a rare treat: a taste of the fabulous lifestyle of the privileged classes that has now vanished forever.
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Philippe Collas is the author of a number of plays. He also writes for television.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
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Book Description Flammarion, London, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Many plates , some in colour and some full page (illustrator). 1st Edition. New. The French Riviera between the World Wars , its golden age. A place of palatial hotels, glamorous casinos and extravagant homes. Seller Inventory # 015927
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