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Author: Kate Cambor
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Title: Gilded Youth: Three Lives in France's Belle Époque
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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First edition (August 3, 2010)
Pages: 336

Gilded Youth: Three Lives in France's Belle Époque by Kate Cambor



In Gilded Youth, Kate Cambor paints a portrait of a generation lost in upheaval. While France weathered social unrest, violent crime, the birth of modern psychology, and the dawn of World War I, these three young adults experienced the disorientation of a generation forced to discover that the faith in science and progress that had sustained their fathers had failed them.

In Gilded Youth, Kate Cambor paints a portrait of a generation lost in upheaval. She has written for The American Scholar and The American Prospect, among other periodicals. Cambor lives in New York City. Gilded Youth is her first book. Библиографические данные.

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This book has it all. On the human level it is a compelling story of three lives told with psychological depth and historical significance, but it is also the story of a pivotol time in western history and this story is told by Ms. Cambor with wonderful depth, clarity and excitement. As the characters and the events evolve the reader is drawn into their lives and their time as if actually there. This was a great read! This story MUST be headed for the big screen. Published by Thriftbooks

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Three Lives in France's Belle Époque. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. succinctly and masterfully offers an illuminating glimpse into belle époque realities through the experiences of three childhood friends destined to do great things, who later saw the golden world of their c. ore. Narrated with brio and style. In this dramatic, real-life tale of three intertwined lives, Kate Cambor conveys the dashed hopes not just of families and individuals, but of an entire culture.

They were the children of France's most celebrated men of nineteenth-century letters and science, the celebrity heirs and heiresses of their day. Their lives were the subject of scandal, gossip, and fascination. Léon Daudet was the son of the popular writer Alphonse Daudet. Jean-Baptiste Charcot was the son of the famed neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, mentor to a young Sigmund Freud. And Jeanne Hugo was the adored granddaughter of the immortal Victor Hugo. As France readied herself for the dawn of a new century, these childhood friends seemed poised for greatness.

In Gilded Youth, Kate Cambor paints a portrait of a generation lost in upheaval. While France weathered social unrest, violent crime, the birth of modern psychology, and the dawn of World War I, these three young adults experienced the disorientation of a generation forced to discover that the faith in science and progress that had sustained their fathers had failed them.

With masterful storytelling, Cambor captures the hopes and disillusionments of those who were destined to see the golden world of their childhood disappear―and the universal challenges that emerge as the dreams of youth collide with the realities of experience.

Reviews: 7
Jonide
That the Hugo, Charcot and Daudet families did not prove to be eminent dynasties is not a rare phenomenon, and would not have merited this book. However, how the younger generation fared in their peculiarly interlaced lives and being "almost-famous" makes for interesting reading, particularly when rendered so stylishly in Ms. Cambor's vivid prose.

The stage is set by two events: the arrival in Paris of Sigmund Freud and the death of Victor Hugo. The narrative covers literary history, politics, the Dreyfus affair, the turmoil of France between the wars and ends with early Vichy. But it is history centered on these three priviledged "children:" Jeanne Hugo, Jean-Baptiste Charcot, and Leon Daudet. It's like a little corner of a Proustian party that acquires importance through Ms. Cambor's writing. Part of their individual tragedies, of which they seemed to be aware, is that they remained somewhat noble, yet inconsequential. Leon Daudet cannot escape the legacy of anti-semitism he left behind, but even at that, he was outclassed by some of his compatriots who may have been more talented at nefariousness than he, though lacking his pedigree.

My only disappointment and why I substracted a star from the review is that a book such as this cries for illustrations, and we are given none. Particularly when dealing with second tier figures, photographs amplify our experience of the people and the times covered by text. Strauss-Farrar-Giroux should have known better.
Iseared
Gilded Youth is a fascinating cultural history that spans the rise and fall of France's Third Republic, from Napoleon III's defeat in the Franco Prussian War through the disorienting changes brought by WWI, until the early days of the Vichy Government during WWII. It tells its stories by examining the lives and families of three childhood friends whose fathers or grandfather were luminaries of their time, celebrated for their achievements in literature and science. With the world rapidly changing as a new century began, the three friends struggled to adjust their lives.

Jeanne Hugo, the beloved granddaughter of Victor Hugo, had trouble adapting to a world where she was no longer the center of attention simply by virtue of being a Hugo. Leon Daudet, son of author Alphonse Daudet, became a writer like his father but his writings were more political than literary, endorsing anti-Semitism, the restoration of the rule of kings, and the re-elevation of the Catholic Church. Jean-Baptiste Charcot was my favorite. His father, Jean-Martin Charcot, was a renowned neurologist who mentored Sigmund Freud, and though Jean-Baptiste wanted to please his father by entering the medical field himself, he couldn't help but be enticed by the adventure of the sea and he eventually became a polar explorer.

I enjoyed this book enough to buy my own copy, even though I started reading it as a library book. I know I will be referencing it in the future.
Uafrmaine
Extraordinarily well written, thoroughly researched and highly informative study of the children of 3 leading figures of 19th century France. Not only does the book provide in-depth information about the history of this period up to the eve of WWI but it also offers striking insights into the psychology of the main characters as well as the "burdens" they bear as off spring of famous families. For anyone with even passing interest in this period and topic, I recommend it without reservation.
Hatе&love
This is a very readable and comprehensive French history of a particularly interesting period. The writer is a scholar as well as a story teller. a rare combination. Her copious footnotes document the story but do not disturb the reading of it since they are at the end of the book. This author bears watching for future treatments of the history of a remarkable period and place.
Dagdalas
This book has it all. On the human level it is a compelling story of three lives told with psychological depth and historical significance, but it is also the story of a pivotol time in western history and this story is told by Ms. Cambor with wonderful depth, clarity and excitement. As the characters and the events evolve the reader is drawn into their lives and their time as if actually there. This was a great read!
Celen
A very interesting social history but it lacks illustrations. Photographs of the three main protagonists, their families, & the historical figures w/ which they were involved would have improved the book immensely. I could visualize these people from the written descriptions but to actually see them would have been much better.
lucky kitten
Wow. Kate Cambor is a genius! Someone has to make this into a movie and I'm sure that they will. And I will be first in line to see it. The book is really compelling and a great read. Kate Cambor has plucked a forgotten but most engrossing story from the history books and given it a brilliantly constructed and vibrant life. Cambor's descriptions make you feel like you're right there. It's really an amazing story, and even more amazing that it's non-fiction--three children growing up in the shadow of their famous parents (and in one case grandfather, Victor Hugo). It's no wonder that the New York Times, Washington Post, L.A. Times, Publishers Weekly, and many others gave it such a fantastic reviews and that the French media is calling Kate Cambor a genius. There is a real buzz around this book, and there should be. It's everything they say it is, and more. Remember the name, because I'm sure there are many book prizes and Oscars to follow!