Haussmann, or the Distinction

Haussmann, or the Distinction

A stunning, imaginative novel about the great architect of Paris

Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann, who demolished and rebuilt Paris in the middle of the nineteenth century, was the first urbanist of the modern era--and perhaps the greatest. He presided over two decades of riches, peace, and progress in a city the likes of which no one had ever seen before, with boulevards monumentally conceived and brilliantly lit, clean water, public transportation, and sewers that… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 18, 2014)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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