Reading progress update: I've read 109 out of 386 pages.

Dawn of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Monet, Zola, Bernhardt, Eiffel, Debussy, Clemenceau, and Their Friends - Mary McAuliffe

Finally settling down into following the various players through the years. Still a lot that surprises me, but I had get through a chapter without looking up every other sentence.