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The Smile Revolution

In Eighteenth-Century Paris

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The story of how we learned to smile. A unique and untold story about a facial expression at the heart of modern western civilization.
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Darrin M. McMahon, American Historical Review 'Colin Jones knows as much about eighteenth century France as any man alive, and in this study he brings together his prodigious learning and robust curiosity to produce a book that should bring a smile to even the most sullen scholarly face ... Jones tells [his] tale with tremendous insight and wit, drawing on his knowledge of an astonishing array of disciplines and sub-disciplines, from the history of medicine to the history of art.

Spear's ... the book... is, among other things, a secret history of dentistry and, because of Jones's wit and erudition, one simply can't imagine the topic being more fascinatingly handled.

Network Review, David Lorimer ...entertaining and highly readable

Reviews in History, Dr Jennifer Wallis an important contribution to the history of medicine as well as the history of the emotions...It is immensely readable

Jonathan Beckman, London Review of Books The most intriguing sections of Jones's book examine the establishment of dentistry as a medical science and respectable profession in the 18th century.

TLS, Patrice Higonnet highly readable, intelligent, unpretentious and even mischievous book... Jones's ingenious and puckish book, poised between high culture and pop psychology, is both entertaining and informative

Michael Prodger, Book of the Year 2014, New Statesman Politics, literature, dentistry and art are wrapped up in a brilliant piece of scholarship.

Mary Beard, The Spectator fascinating exploration

The Good Book Guide Fascinating book

Anna Jenkin, French History It is, in short, an inspiring work by a master of the field.

Harriet Devine, Shiny New Books A combination of impressive learning and entertaining wit

The Slate, Books of the Year In just 180 pages, Jones manages to be brilliant about painting, French literature and history, the sociology of emotional expression, and the hucksterish early history of the dental profession.

Michael Prodger, Sunday Times The most original approach to history in years ... [Colin Jones] had written one of the most absorbing and unusual history books imaginable

The Connexion immensely readable

Michael Prodger, The Sunday Times The subject of Jones's book may seem recondite, but it is a fascinating mouthful. In mixing dental minutiae, sweeping social history and vivid detail to show why the smile was no laughing matter but something both mutable and meaningful he has written one of the most absorbing and unusual history books imaginable.

Kathryn Hughes, Guardian compelling Cheshire cat of a book

Patrice Higonnet, Times Literary Supplement ingenious and puckish book

John Brewer, Literary Review a marvellous, engaging and constantly enlightening study

James Hamilton, The Times The Smile Revolution is an education and an entertainment ... Colin Jones drills into his subject with wit, clarit...

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Colin Jones is Professor of History at Queen Mary University of London. He has published widely on French history, particularly on the eighteenth century, the French Revolution, and the history of medicine. His many books include The Medical World of Early Modern France (with Lawrence Brockliss, 1997), The Great Nation: France from Louis XV to Napoleon (2002), and Paris: Biography of a City (2004: winner of the Enid MacLeod Prize). He is a Fellow of the British Academy and Past President, Royal Historical Society.


Introduction ; 1. The Old Regime of Teeth ; 2. The Smile of Sensibility ; 3. Cometh the Dentist ; 4. The Making of a Revolution ; 5. The Transient Smile Revolution ; 6. Beyond the Smile Revolution ; Postscript: Towards the Twentieth-Century Smile Revolution ; Notes ; Index