My favorites are:
Cornelia Otis Skinner’s Elegant Wits and Grand Horizontals, Condé Nast Publications, 1962.
Robert Harris’ An Officer and a Spy, Vintage, 2014

Bibliography for The Paris Trilogy:

Adam, Hans Christian (editor), Atget’s Paris, Taschen.
Ashton, Dore and Hare, Denise Browne, Rosa Bonheur: A Life and A Legend, The Viking Press, 1981
Battaille, Georges, The Trail of Gilles de Rais, Amok Books, 1991.
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Benedetti, Jean, The Real Bluebeard: The Life of Gilles de Rais, Dorset Press, 1971.
Bredin, Jean-Denis, The Affair: The Case of Alfred Dreyfus, George Braziller, Inc, 1986.
Buisson, Sylvie, and Parisot, Christian, Paris Montmartre, Finest S. A./Pierre Terrail Editions, Paris, 1996
Chassé, Chasse, The Nabis and Their Period, Frederick A. Praeger, Publishers, 1969
Conrad III, Barnaby, Absinthe: History in a Bottle, Chronicle Books LLC, 1988
Dorsey, Hebe, The Age of Opulence, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1986.
Fields, Armond, Le Chat Noir: A Montmartre Cabaret and Its Artists in Turn of the Century Paris, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1993
Friedrich, Otto, Olympia: Paris in the Age of Manet, HarperCollins 1992
Garb, Tamar, Sisters of the Brush: Women’s Artistic Culture in Late Nineteenth Century Paris, Yale University Press, 1994.
Gordon, Mel, The Grand Guignol: Theatre of Blood and Terror, Amok Press, 1988
Grierson, Francis, Parisian Portraits, New York: John Lane Co., 1903? MCMXIII
Haine, W. Scott, The World of the Paris Café, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996
Hale, Nancy, Mary Cassatt, Doubleday and Co. 1975
Halperin, Joan Ungersma, Félix Fénéon: Aesthete and Anarchist in Fin-de-Siècle Paris, Yale University, 1988.
Harriss, Joseph, The Tallest Tower: Eiffel and the Belle Epoque, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1975
Hodgson, Barbara, In the Arms of Morpheus: The Tragic History of Laudanum, Morphine, and Patent Medicines, Firefly Books, 2001
Huneker, James, Egoists: A Book of Supermen, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1909
Huysmans, J.K., Là-Bas, Dover, 1972
*Jullian, Phillipe, Montmartre, Phaidon Press Limited, Littlegate House, St. Ebbe’s Street, Oxford 1977
Kete, Kathleen, The Beast in the Boudoir: Petkeeping in Nineteenth Century Paris, University of California Press, 1994.
Levenstein, Harvey, Seductive Journeys: American Tourists in France from Jefferson to the Jazz Age, University of Chicago Press, 1998.
MacIntyre, C. F., French Symbolist Poetry, University of California Press, 1966.
Martin, Benjamin F., Crime and Criminal Justice Under the Third Republic: The Shame of Marianne, Louisiana State University 1990.
Maurice, Arthur Bartlett, Paris of the Novelists, Doubleday, Page & Co. 1919
Milner, John, The Studios of Paris: The Capital of Art in the Late Nineteenth Century, Yale University Press, 1988
Mogador, Celeste, Memoirs of a Courtesan in Nineteenth-Century Paris, University of Nebraska Press, 2001.
Nordau, Max, Degeneration, University of Nebraska Press, 1993.
Oberthur, Mariel, Cafes and Cabarets of Montmarte, Gibbs M. Smith, Inc., 1984.
O’Conner, Patrick, Night Life of Paris: The Art of Toulouse-Lautrec, Universe, 1991
Olian, Joanne (editor), Victorian and Edwardian Fashions from “La Mode Illustrée”, Dover Publications, Inc., 1998.
Painter, George Duncan, Proust: The Early Years, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1959
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Rearick, Charles, Pleasures of the Belle Époque: Entertainment and Festivity in Turn-of-the-Century France, Yale University Press, 1985.
Rewald, John, Studies in Post-Impressionism, Henry N. Abrams, Inc., 1986
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Rosinsky, Thérèse Diamand, Suzanne Valadon, Universe Publishing, 1994.
Rudorff, Raymond, The Belle Epoque: Paris in the Nineties, Saturday Review Press, 1972
Sartre, Jean-Paul, Baudelaire, New Directions Publishing Co. 1950
Seigel, Jerrold, Bohemian Paris: Culture, Politics, and the Boundaries of Bourgeois Life, Elizabeth Sifton Books, Viking Penquin Inc., 1986
Shapiro, Anne-Louise, Breaking the Codes: Female Criminality in Fin-de-Siècle Paris, Stanford University Press, 1996.
Shapiro, Barbara Stern, Pleasures of Paris: Daumier to Picasso, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, 1991
Showalter, Elaine, Sexual Anarchy: Gender and Culture at the Fin de Siècle, Viking Penguin, 1990
Showalter, Elaine (editor), Daughters of Decadence: Women Writers of the Fin-de-Siècle, Rutgers University Press, 1993.
Siegal, Jerrold, Bohemian Paris: Culture, Politics, and the Boundaries of Bourgeois Life, 1830-1930, Viking Penguin, 1986
Silverman, Debora L., Art Nouveau in Fin-de-Siècle France: Politics, Psychology, and Style, University of California Press, 1989.
Skinner, Cornelia Otis, Elegant Wits and Grand Horizontals, Condé Nast Publications, 1962.
Smith, Berkeley F., How Paris Amuses Itself, Funk and Wagnalls, 1903.
Spang, Rebecca L., The Invention of the Restaurant: Paris and Modern Gastronomic Culture, Harvard University Press, 2000
Vallois, Thirza, Around and About Paris, Iliad Books 1999
Waelti-Walters, Jennifer, Feminist Novelists of the Belle Époque: Love as a Lifestyle, Indiana University Press, 1990.
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Weber, Eugen, France: Fin de Siècle, Belknap Press, 1986.
Winwar, The Saint and the Devil: Joan of Arc and Gilles de Rais, Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1948.
Wolf, Leonard, Bluebeard: The Life and Crimes of Gilles de Rais, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1980.
Wright, Gordon, Notable or Notorious? A Gallery of Parisians, Harvard University Press, 1991.
Zola, Émile, Nana, Bantam Books, 1995


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