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Daily Life in Paris in 1910–1911

Nancy Duvall Hargrove

in T. S. Eliot’s Parisian Year

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780813034010
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039367 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034010.003.0003
Daily Life in Paris in 1910–1911

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Looking into the mid-nineteenth century when the Second Republic rose, as well as looking at various important historical events, aid in gaining a better understanding of what it was like in Paris between 1910 and 1911. The Second Empire was initiated by Louis Napoleon Bonaparte and represented his political imprint and social stamp. This chapter attempts to recreate the city's practical aspects with the aim of demonstrating a comprehensive sense of the living experience of Eliot in Paris between 1910 and 1911. First the chapter provides a brief history of Paris from 1848 to 1911 while also providing relevant information regarding the following topics: the economy, local and international politics, transportation, electricity, communications, buildings and landmarks, sanitation, science and medicine, sports, the status of men and women, and entertainment and photography.

Keywords: Second Republic; historical events; social stamp; political imprint; living experience; economy; politics; communications; entertainment; science

Chapter.  13794 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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