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Luncheon Of The Boating Party (2007)


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Description:  xii, 434 p., 14 p. : col. ill., maps ; 22 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9780143113522 ([pbk.]), 0143113526 ([pbk.]),
Language:  English

Instantly recognizable, Auguste Renoir's masterpiece portrays fourteen lively, diverse, and elegant Parisians enjoying a summer Sunday along the Seine. An art collector, an Italian journalist, a war hero, a wealthy painter, a celebrated actress, and Renoir's future wife are among those sharing this joyous moment of la vie moderne. But who were they really and what were their lives truly like? Narrated by Renoir and seven of the models, using settings in Paris and along the Seine, Susan Vreeland's vibrant novel recreates their lives, loves, losses, and triumphs to illuminate the gusto, hedonism, and art of the era

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