“InTwilight of the Belle Epoque this brilliant social historian applies her novelistic approach...to the early 20th century, interweaving a multitude of stories to create — through skillfully chosen glimpses into the lives of its most talented inhabitants — an unforgettable portrait of Paris.... She blends each ingredient of an incredible époque into a vivid and hugely enjoyable narrative of extraordinary times.
- Miranda Seymour, New York Times
"This is a work of serious history, but has some of the easy charms of the coffee-table book... The divisions of French society are always just below the surface.... All of Ms. McAuliffe's Belle Epoque moments, bright and foreboding, build to the horrors and glories of the war of 1914-18."
- Allan Massie, Wall Street Journal
By Mary McAuliffe