After I ran across a footnote to George Augustus Sala’s Paris Herself Again in 1878
, I was delighted to find a cheap used set. Now both volumes have been digitized and can be read on-line here
. Sala has an amusing journalistic style, and from him I picked up all sorts of details about Parisian life as a visitor would see it during the time of the World’s Fair that celebrated France’s recovery from the Franco-Prussian War.
A passage on Charles Frederick Worth, for instance, gave me circumstantial details for Jeanette and Effie’s trip with Adeline Vann (more…)