Stock Image


Flanner, Janet

Published by Viking Press, 1972
ISBN 10: 0670539538 / ISBN 13: 9780670539536
Used / Hard Cover / Quantity Available: 1
From Austin Book Shop (Richmond Hill, NY, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
Price: 16.92
Convert Currency
Shipping: 4.11
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details

Title: PARIS WAS YESTERDAY 1925-1939

Publisher: Viking Press

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: Later Printing


232pp Edited by Irving Drutman. (loc 897/1). Bookseller Inventory # 17651

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
3.89 avg rating
(235 ratings)

Synopsis: In 1925 Janet Flanner began dispatching her famous New Yorker "Letter from Paris, " from which most of the pieces in this collection are drawn. Together, they give an incomparable view of French political, social, and cultural life in the years between the electrifying debut of Josephine Baker and the evacuation of Paris at the outbreak of war.

Flanner writes with equal eloquence of Isadora Duncan's art, Stavisky's swindling, and the Munich accord. She registers the impact of Americans on Paris -- Lindbergh, Mae West, Hemingway -- and marks the passing of the great and near-great, from Ravel and La Goulue to Clemenceau and Mme. Curie. Some of her most riveting reports deal with crimes of passion. And she tells little-known facts about the chief executioner of France and the heartbreaking exodus from Spain into France during the Spanish Civil War.

In a sequence of dazzling vignettes and essays, Paris is captured in its golden hour.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • Check
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Bookseller a Question]

Bookseller: Austin Book Shop
Address: Richmond Hill, NY, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: 20 October 1999
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating

Terms of Sale:

All books are returnable within 14 days if returned in the same condition as sent.
Insurance coverage will apply to books valued $75 or more. NY Sales Tax will apply to orders received from residents of New York State.
We accept VISA and MasterCard. If paying by check or money order, items will be reserved for ten business days awaiting arrival of your check or money order in US$ payable to the AUSTIN BOOK SHOP. Please mail checks or money orders to our Post Office box: P.O. Box 36, Kew Gardens,...

[More Information]

Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 3 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we will contact you to let you know the amount of additional shipping fees required.

Store Description: The Austin Book Shop, established in 1954, specializes in old, rare and out-of-print books. Our inventory of 35,000 books contains many first editions. Our store is located at 104-29 Jamaica Avenue, Richmond Hill, NY. Store hours are Saturday only, 10:00am-4:00pm. Other times are by appointment. You may call us from within New York City at 1-718-441-1199, otherwise, call 1-800-676-4556. Our e-mail address is: