Hermes in Paris

Peter Vansittart, Author Peter Owen Publishers $36.95 (234p) ISBN 978-0-7206-1106-9
Sweeping, elegant and majestically cool, Hermes in Paris paints a glittering picture of Second Empire Paris under Napoleon III. Told from the perspective of Hermes, the Greek trickster-god here appearing as a dapper, detached gentleman in a crimson satin cravat, the tale skims almost plotless over the teeming, glamorous city. History is the true protagonist of British writer Peter Vansittart's jewel of a novel, and his sophisticated revisionist take on the era is intriguing. (Apr. 12)
Reviewed on: 04/01/2001
Release date: 09/01/2000
Genre: Fiction
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