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Haussmann, or the Distinction

A novel by

LaFarge's stunning novel of love, betrayal, and exploitation is based on themes involving the life of the great city planner Georges-Eughne Haussmann.Baron Georges-Eughne Haussmann was the architect of modern Paris. In two decades, from 1853 to 1869, he transformed the cramped, filthy lanes of the medieval city into the airy boulevards and green parks of today. Yet there is a story that, on his deathbed, Haussmann wished to undo everything he'd built. "Would that it had died with me!" he is supposed to have said. What is the secret of the baron's last regret?To answer this question, author Paul LaFarge tells the story of a three-sided affair that pitted love against ambition and architecture against flesh, in this sweeping drama of a changing social order.

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Paperback Editions

October 2002 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Haussmann, or the Distinction: A Novel
Author(s): Paul La Farge
ISBN: 0-312-42092-7 / 978-0-312-42092-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

June 2004 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Haussmann, or the Distinction
Author(s): Paul La Farge
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Haussmann: Or, the Distinction
Author(s): Paul LaFarge
ISBN: 0-7861-2591-8 / 978-0-7861-2591-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Haussmann, or the Distinction: A Novel
Author(s): Paul La Farge
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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