2.15.2018

The Fugitive V 614-54

p 617 | Phèdre (originally Phèdre et Hippolyte) is a French dramatic tragedy in five acts written in alexandrine verse by Jean Racine, first performed in 1677 at the theatre of the Hôtel de Bourgogne in Paris.

p 627 | Gare d'Orsay: former Paris railway station and hotel built in 1900. After closing as a station, it reopened in December 1986 as the Musée d'Orsay, an art museum.
Electric trains in the Gare d'Orsay, ca. 1900
p 634 | Niccolò Machiavelli (1469–1527) was an Italian diplomat, politician, historian, philosopher, humanist, and Renaissance writer. Often called the father of modern political science, he was an official in the Florentine Republic, as well as writing comedies, songs, & poetry. "Machiavellianism" is a widely used negative term to characterize unscrupulous politicians of the sort he described most famously in The Prince (Il Principe), his most renowned work, in 1513.

p 636 | Touraine: a traditional province of France, whose capital was Tours.

p 646 | Les Ecorres, Marie-Antoinette: Farms near Balbec where Albertine and the girls may have visited, or taken tea, as was the fashion.

p 648 | Cricqueville-en-Bessin is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in NW France. Its name is from its deep-water creek that forms a natural harbor, from Crycavilla.

p 654 | "to philosophise in my garret...": Sturrock offers a reference to a work by Émile Souvestre (1806–54), French writer of the novel Un philosophe sous les toits (An attic philosopher in Paris, or A peep at the world from a garret : the journal of a happy man).

p 654 | ..."the goatherd's horn..." :