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Duchess Who Wouldn't Sit Down

Autor: Browner, Jesse

Editorial: Bloomsbury Publishing

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Precio de Lista:$13.95
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Duchess Who Wouldn't Sit Down : Partisan, witty, and laced with astonishing historical detail, The Duchess Who Wouldn't Sit Down is dedicated to a new understanding of the art of hospitality. Jesse Browner leads the way back through Western civilization, from a present-day poker game where Browner's devastatingly delicious sandwiches leave the best players penniless, to the ancient Greeks, whose gods punished or exalted the mortals according to their excellence as hosts. On the way, we visit Hitler at his summer home, Gertrude Stein in Paris and Lady Ottoline Morrell in England, Audubon in nineteeth-century America, Louis XIV at Versailles, and the Roman emperors, for whom classic dinner-table entertainment was a good poisoning. As delightful and edifying as an evening in favored company, The Duchess Who Wouldn't Sit Down is a must-read for anyone who's ever accepted an invitation-or wonders why they keep sending them out.


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ISBN 13:9781582344430
ISBN 10:1582344434
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:198
Tamaño:8.10" l x 5.40" w x 0.70" h
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