Book case for bibliography

Before I really knew what my book was going to be, how it was going to write itself, I spent a good year researching — reading and re-reading as much about Paris and Parisiennes as I possibly could. (I think I kept Amazon and eBay in business.) It was, in part, a neat way to procrastinate. That, and baking way too many tarts, kept me from putting pen to paper (or finger to keyboard, as the case now is). But it was all a necessary part of the process, because it gave me the confidence to feel I could write with authority (as for those tarts? I like to thin of them as brain food à la française). The reading fest also showed me how much love there is for Paris in the book world, and set the standards dauntingly but inspiringly high. Below are all the titles that helped make Paris Dreaming what it is. I profusely thank each and every one of these authors, and only hope that my book in turn will provide similar inspiration for future works on the city of literary light.

Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of Love, Vintage Books, New York, 1995.

William Alexander, Flirting With French: How a Language Charmed Me, Seduced Me and Nearly Broke My Heart, Algonquin Books, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2014.

Thomas Asbridge, The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Simon & Schuster, London, 2010.

Katherine Ashenburg, The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History, North Point Press, New York, 2007.

Andrew Ayers, The Architecture of Paris, Edition Axel Menges, Stuttgart & London, 2004.

Elisabeth Badinter, The Conflict: Woman and Mother, Text Publishing, Melbourne, 2011.

Sarah Bakewell, At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being and Apricot Cocktails, Chatto & Windus, London, 2016.

Sarah Bakewell, How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer, Vintage Books, London, 2011.

Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Gallic Books, London, 2008.

Julie Barlow & Jean-Benoît Nadeau, The Bonjour Effect: The Secret Codes of French Conversation Revealed, St Martin’s Press, New York, 2016.

Will Bashor, Marie Antoinette’s Head: The Royal Hairdresser, The Queen, and the Revolution, Lyons Press, Guilford, Connecticut, 2013.

John Baxter, Chronicles of Old Paris: Exploring the Historic City of Light, Museyon, New York, 2011.

John Baxter, Five Nights in Paris: After Dark in the City of Light, Harper Perennial, New York, 2015.

John Baxter, The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris, Harper Perennial, New York, 2011.

John Baxter, We’ll Always Have Paris: Sex and Love in the City of Light, Doubleday, London, 2005.

Anne Berest, Sagan: Paris 1954, trans. Heather Lloyd, Gallic Books, London, 2014.

Philipp Blom, Wicked Company: Freethinkers and Friendship in Pre-Revolutionary Paris, Phoenix, London, 2011.

Noelene Bloomfield, Almost a French Australia: French-British Rivalry in the Southern Ocean, Halstead Press, Sydney, 2012.

Benson Bobrick, The Fated Sky: Astrology in History, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2005.

Daniel Brewer (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the French Enlightenment, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2014.

Veronica Buckley, Madame de Maintenon: The Secret Wife of Louis XIV, Bloomsbury, London, 2008.

Jean-Paul Caracalla, The Champs-Elysées, trans. Susan Pickford, Flammarion, Paris, 2002.

Julia Child & Alex Prud’homme, My Life in France, Anchor Books, New York, 2007.

Stephen Clarke, Paris Revealed: The Secret Life of a City, Bantam Press, London, 2011.

Annie Cohen-Solal, Sartre: A Life, Heinemann, London, 1987.

Colette, The Claudine Novels, trans. Antonia White, Penguin Books, London, 1956.

Jonathan Conlin, Tales of Two Cities: Paris, London and the Birth of the Modern City, Atlantic Books, London, 2013.

Alain Corbin, The Foul and the Fragrant: Odor and the French Social Imagination, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1986.

Laura D. Corey, Paula Deitz, Guillaume Fonkenell, Bruce Guenther, Sarah Kennel & Richard H. Putney, The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 2013.

Charles A. Cramer, Abstraction and the Classical Ideal, 1760–1920, University of Delaware Press, Newark, 2006.

Thomas J. Craughwell, Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brûlée: How a Founding Father and his Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America, Quirk Books, Enfield, Philadelphia, 2012.

Benedetta Craveri, The Age of Conversation, trans. Teresa Waugh, New York Review Books, New York, 2005.

Gregor Dallas, Metrostop Paris: History from the City’s Heart, John Murray, London, 2009.

Robert Darnton, Poetry and the Police: Communication Networks in Eighteenth-Century Paris, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2012.

Simone de Beauvoir, Brigitte Bardot and the Lolita Syndrome, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1960.

Alain de Botton, How Proust Can Change your Life, Picador, London, 1997.

Elisabeth de Feydeau, A Scented Palace: The Secret History of Marie Antoinette’s Perfumer, I.B. Tauris, London & New York, 2006.

Joan DeJean, How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City, Bloomsbury, New York, 2014.

Joan DeJean, Tender Geographies: Women and the Origins of the Novel in France, Columbia University Press, New York, 1991.

Joan DeJean, The Age of Comfort: When Paris Discovered Casual — and the Modern Home Began, Bloomsbury, New York, 2009.

Joan DeJean, The Essence of Style: How the French Invented High Fashion, Fine Food, Chic Cafés, Style, Sophistication, and Glamour, Free Press, New York, 2005.

Madame de Lafayette, The Princess of Cleves, trans. Nancy Mitford, New Directions, New York, 1951.

Madeleine Delpierre, Dress in France in the Eighteenth Century, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 1997.

Maria DeSanctis, 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go, Travelers’ Tales, Palo Alto, California, 2014.

Madame de Sévigné, Selected Letters, trans. Leonard Tancock, Penguin Books, London, 1982.

Gilles Desmons, Walking Paris: Thirty Original Walks In and Around Paris, Contemporary Books, New York, 1999.

Christophe Destournelles, Old-Fashioned Corners of Paris, The Little Bookroom, New York, 2013.

Jean Douchet, French New Wave, D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., New York, 1999.

David Downie, A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light, St Martin’s Press, New York, 2015.

David Downie, Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light, Broadway Books, New York, 2005.

Pamela Druckerman, French Children Don’t Throw Food: Parenting Secrets from Paris, Doubleday, London, 2012.

Alexandre Dumas fils, Camille, Signet Classics, New York, 1984.

Francine Du Plessix Gray, Madame de Staël: The First Modern Woman, Atlas & Co., New York, 2008.

Henry Dwight Sedgwick, Madame Récamier: The Biography of a Flirt, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis & New York, 1940.

Piu Eatwell, F is for France: A Curious Cabinet of French Wonders, Thomas Dunne Books, New York, 2016.

Piu Marie Eatwell, They Eat Horses, Don’t They?: The Truth About the French, Head of Zeus, London, 2013.

Lauren Elkin, Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London, Chatto & Windus, London, 2016.

Nina Epton, Love and the French, Cassell, London, 1959.

Maria Fairweather, Madame de Staël, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, 2005.

Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, trans. Alan Russell, Penguin Books, London, 1950.

Henry Foljambe Hall (trans. & ed.), Napoleon’s Letters to Josephine: Correspondence of War, Politics, Family and Love During 1796–1814, Leonaur, United Kingdom, 2010 (first published in 1901).

Claude Francis & Fernande Gontier, Simone de Beauvoir: A Life…a Love Story, trans. Lisa Nesselson, Mandarin, London, 1987.

Antonia Fraser, Marie Antoinette: The Journey, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2001.

Leonie Frieda, Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2003.

Marc Fumaroli, When the World Spoke French, trans. Richard Howard, New York Review Books, New York, 2001.

Jane Gilmour, Colette’s France: Her Lives, Her Loves, Hardie Grant Books, Melbourne, 2013.

Serge Gleizes, Ladurée: Decoration and Inspiration, Chêne, Paris, 2012.

Elizabeth Goldsmith, The Kings’ Mistresses: The Liberated Lives of Marie Mancini, Princess Colonna, and Her Sister Hortense, Duchess Mazarin, PublicAfffairs, New York, 2012.

Nancy Goldstone, The Rival Queens: Catherine de’ Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal That Ignited a Kingdom, Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2015.

Adam Gopnik, Paris to the Moon, Random House, New York, 2008.

Alexis Gregory, Paris Deluxe: Place Vendôme, Rizzoli, New York, 1997.

Mireille Guiliano, French Women Don’t Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2005.

Shusha Guppy, A Girl in Paris, Minerva, London, 1991.

Sir Paul Harvey & J.E. Heseltine, The Oxford Companion to French Literature, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1959.

Eric Hazan, The Invention of Paris: A History in Footsteps, Verso, London & New York, 2011.

Sudhir Hazareesingh, How the French Think: An Affectionate Portrait of an Intellectual People, Basic Books, New York, 2015.

Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1964.

Christina Henry de Tessan, Forever Paris: 25 Walks in the Footsteps of Chanel, Hemingway, Picasso, and More, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 2012.

Eleanor Herman, Sex With Kings: 500 Years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry, and Revenge, William Morrow, New York, 2004.

Catherine Hewitt, The Mistress of Paris: The 19th-Century Courtesan Who Built an Empire on a Secret, Icon, London, 2015.

Jacques Hillairet, Connaissance du Vieux Paris, Editions de Minuit, Paris, 1951.

Lisa Hilton, The Horror of Love: Nancy Mitford and Gaston Palewski in Paris and London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2012.

Lisa Hilton, The Real Queen of France: Athénaïs & Louis XIV, Little, Brown, London, 2002.

Petra-Andrea Hinz, Romantic Roses: Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Taschen, Cologne, 2002.

Charles Hobson, Parisian Encounters: Great Loves and Grand Passions, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1994.

Lucinda Holdforth, True Pleasures: A Memoir of Women in Paris, Vintage Books, Sydney, 2004.

Alistair Horne, Seven Ages of Paris, Macmillan, New York, 2002.

Andrew Hussey, Paris: The Secret History, Bloomsbury, New York, 2006.

Richard I. Jobs, Riding the New Wave: Youth and the Rejuvenation of France After the Second World War, Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, 2007.

Diane Johnson, Into a Paris Quartier: Reine Margot’s Chapel and Other Haunts of St.-Germain, National Geographic Society, Washington DC, 2005.

Roy Johnston, Parisian Architecture of the Belle Epoque, Wiley-Academy, Chichester, 2007.

Colin Jones, Paris: Biography of a City, Allen Lane, London, 2004.

Alice Kaplan, Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2012.

Julie Kavanagh, The Girl Who Loved Camellias: The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis, Vintage Books, New York, 2014.

Ian Kelly, Cooking for Kings: The Life of Antonin Carême, the First Celebrity Chef, Walker & Company, New York, 2003.

Michael Kerrigan, Best-Kept Secrets of Paris, Flame Tree Publishing, London, 2012.

Stephane Kirkland, Paris Reborn: Napoléon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Quest to Build a Modern City, Picador, New York, 2014.

Don & Petie Kladstrup, Champagne: How the World’s Most Glamorous Wine Triumphed Over War and Hard Times, William Morrow, New York, 2005.

Billy Klüver & Julie Martin, Kiki’s Paris: Artists and Lovers 1900–1930, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1989.

Marie-Morgane Le Moël, The Truth About French Women, Random House, Sydney, 2015.

Harvey Levenstein, Seductive Journey: American Tourists in France from Jefferson to the Jazz Age, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1998.

Antoine Lilti, The World of the Salons: Sociability and Worldliness in Eighteenth-Century Paris, trans. Lydia G. Cochrane, Oxford University Press, New York, 2005.

Lorraine Liscio, Paris and her Remarkable Women: A Guide, The Little Bookroom, New York, 2009.

Ian Littlewood, Paris: A Literary Companion, John Murray, London, 1987.

Herbert Lottman, Colette: A Life, Minerva, London, 1991.

Elizabeth K. Mahon, Scandalous Women: The Lives and Loves of History’s Most Notorious Women, Perigee, New York, 2011.

Carol Mann, Paris: Artistic Life in the Twenties and Thirties, Laurence King, London, 1996.

Jean Markale, Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen of the Troubadours, Inner Traditons, Rochester, Vermont, 1979.

Paula J. Martin, Suzanne Noël: Cosmetic Surgery, Feminism and Beauty in Early Twentieth-Century France, Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey, 2014.

Gita May, Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun: The Odyssey of an Artist in an Age of Revolution, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 2005.

Tilar J. Mazzeo, The Hotel on Place Vendôme: Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hôtel Ritz in Paris, HarperCollins, New York, 2014.

Tilar J. Mazzeo, The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It, Collins, New York, 2008.

Mary McAuliffe, Dawn of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Monet, Zola, Bernhardt, Eiffel, Debussy, Clemenceau, and Their Friends, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, Maryland, 2011.

Mary McAuliffe, Twilight of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Picasso, Stravinsky, Proust, Renault, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, and Their Friends through the Great War, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, Maryland, 2014.

Mary McAuliffe, When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, Maryland, 2016.

Michael B. Miller, The Bon Marché: Bourgeois Culture and the Department Store 1869–1920, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1981.

Nancy Mitford, Madame de Pompadour, Penguin Books, London, 1954.

Nancy Mitford, Voltaire in Love, Hamish Hamilton, London, 1957.

Frances Mossiker, Madame de Sévigné: A Life and Letters, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1983.

Sarah Mower, Chloé: Attitudes, Rizzoli, New York, 2013.

Haas Mroue, Frommer’s Memorable Walks in Paris, 6th edn, Wiley, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2006.

Jean-Benoît Nadeau & Julie Barlow, Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong (Why We Love France But Not the French), Sourcebooks, Naperville, Illinois, 2003.

Jean-Benoît Nadeau & Julie Barlow, The Story of French: The Language that Travelled the World, Portico, London, 2006.

Jean-Christophe Napias, Quiet Corners of Paris, trans. David Downie, The Little Bookroom, New York, 2006.

Judith Okely, Simone de Beauvoir, Virago, London, 1986.

Iona & Peter Opie, The Classic Fairy Tales, Oxford University Press, New York & Toronto, 1974.

Reine-Marie Paris, Camille: The Life of Camille Claudel, Rodin’s Muse and Mistress, trans. Liliane Emery Tuck, Aurum Press, London, 1988.

Thomas Parker, Tasting French Terroir: The History of an Idea, University of California Press, Oakland, California, 2015.

Michelle Perrot (editor), A History of Private Life: From the Fires of Revolution to the Great War, trans.Arthur Goldhammer, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1990.

Philippe Perrot, Fashioning the Bourgeoisie: A History of Clothing in the Nineteenth Century, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1994.

Christine Pevitt, The Man Who Would be King: The Life of Philippe d’Orléans, Regent of France, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1997.

Christine Pevitt Algrant, Madame de Pompadour: Mistress of France, Grove Press, New York, 2002.

Polly Platt, French or Foe? Getting the Most out of Visiting, Living and Working in France, Culture Crossings, London, 1994.

Jennifer Potter, Seven Flowers: And How They Shaped Our World, Atlantic Books, London, 2013.

Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past: 1, trans. C.K. Scott Moncrieff & Terence Kilmartin. Chatto & Windus, London, 1981 (first published 1913).

Betty Radice (trans.) & M.T. Clanchy (revision), The Letters of Abelard and Heloise, Penguin Books, London, 2003.

Charles Rearick, Pleasures of the Belle Epoque: Entertainment and Festivity in Turn-of-the-Century France, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 1985.

Diana Reid Haig (preface), The Letters of Napoleon to Josephine, Ravenhall Books, Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom, 2004.

Diana Reid Haig, Walks Through Napoleon and Josephine’s Paris, The Little Bookroom, New York, 2004.

Glenys Roberts, Bardot, Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1984.

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie, Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History — Without the Fairy-Tale Endings, Quirk Books, Philadelphia, 2013.

Virginia Rounding, Grandes Horizontales: The Lives and Legends of Four Nineteenth-Century Courtesans, Bloomsbury, New York, 2003.

Edward Rutherfurd, Paris: The Novel, Ballantine Books, New York, 2014.

Françoise Sagan, Bonjour Tristesse, trans. Irene Ash, E.P. Dutton & Co., New York, 1955.

Elaine Sciolino, La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life, St Martin’s Griffin, New York, 2011.

Elaine Sciolino, The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 2016.

Timothy Shaw, The World of Escoffier, Zwemmer, London, 1994.

Debora L. Silverman, Art Nouveau in Fin-de-Siècle France: Politics, Psychology, and Style, University of California Press, Oakland, California, 1989.

Valerie Steele, Paris Fashion: A Cultural History, Oxford University Press, New York, 1988.

Patrick Süskind, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, trans. John E. Woods, Penguin Books, London, 1987.

Anthony Sutcliffe, Paris: An Architectural History, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 1993.

Bénédicte Tézenas du Montcel, Opéra de Paris: A Century of Palais Garnier, Editions L’Instant Durable, Clermont–Ferrand, 2000.

Roger Vadim, Memoirs of the Devil, Arrow Books, London, 1975.

Bérénice Vila Baudry, French Style, Assouline, New York, 2012.

Lucy Wadham, The Secret Life of France, Faber & Faber, London, 2009.

Caroline Weber, Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution, Aurum Press, London, 2007.

Alison Weir, Eleanor of Aquitaine: By the Wrath of God, Queen of England, Pimlico, London, 2000.

René Weis, The Real Traviata: The Song of Marie Duplessis, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2015.

Edith Wharton, French Ways and Their Meaning, Berkshire House Publishers, Lee, Massachusetts, 1997 (first published 1919).

Edmund White, Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris, Bloomsbury, London, 2014.

Edmund White, The Flâneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris, Bloomsbury, London, 2001.

Kate Williams, Josephine: Desire, Ambition, Napoleon, Arrow Books, London, 2013.

Marilyn Yalom, How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance, Harper Perennial, New York, 2012.


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