Author Discussion & Signing: Caroline Weber

september, 2018

06sep6:30 pm7:30 pmAuthor Discussion & Signing: Caroline Weber6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Gunn Memorial Library, 5 Wykeham Road, Washington CT, 06794

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Event Details

Barnard College, Columbia University professor and Washington, CT author Caroline Weber will deliver a presentation and signing on her recently released book, Proust’s Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-de-Siècle Paris.

Ms. Weber, the author of the acclaimed Queen of Fashion offers a brilliant look at the glittering world of turn-of-the-century Paris through the first in-depth study of the three women Proust used to create his supreme fictional character, the Duchesse de Guermantes.

A palpable, engrossing portrait of three extraordinary women and their tempestuous, fragile world.—starred Kirkus Review

Caroline Weber is a professor of French and Comparative Literature at Barnard College, Columbia University; she has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton. She is the author of Queen of Fashion: What Marie-Antoinette Wore to the Revolution (2006) She has written for The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Financial Times, London Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, and New York magazine.

Books will be available for sale and signing at the event, courtesy of Hickory Stick Bookstore.


(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Gunn Memorial Library

5 Wykeham Road, Washington CT, 06794