Book Review: Les Grandes Horizontales by Virginia Rounding

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Les Grandes Horizontales, by Virginia Rounding, gives us a view into the mysterious shadow world of mid-nineteenth century France known as the demimonde. This half world, in and out of which men could move freely yet women could not, was the world of the courtesans, or les grandes horizontales, or “women flat on their backs.” Through the stories of four … Read More

Linotte MelodieuseBook Review: Les Grandes Horizontales by Virginia Rounding