Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

Book Review: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Article first published as Book Review: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas on Blogcritics. About: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas is the author’s best known novel. The story was originally serialized between March and July of 1844 in Le Siècle magazine. 704 pages Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA Language: English ISBN-10: 0199538468 My rating for The Three […]

Fun Facts Friday: Paul Celan

Today is the birthday of Romanian poet and translator Paul Celan (23 November 1920 – abt. 20 April 1970) . Born into a Jewish family in Romania (Ukraine) . Celan was awarded the Bremen Literature Prize in 1958 and the Georg Büchner Prize in 1960. 1 ) Celan was born as Paul Antschel but changed […]

Book Review: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Article first published as Book Review: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick on Blogcritics. About: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick is a children’s novel taking place on the turn of the century in Paris, France. We took this book out for my daughter (7) to read, but I stayed up […]

Thoughts on: The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose

Article first published as Book Review: The Book of Lost Fragrances by M. J. Rose on Blogcritics. About: The Book of Lost Fragrances by M. J. Rose is fictional book in the Reincarnationist series. This is the fourth book in the series, however they are all standalone books. 384 pages Publisher: Atria Books Language: English […]

Fun Facts Friday: Victor Hugo and Adèle Foucher

Tomorrow, October 14 1822, we will celebrate the anniversary of famous writer and poet Victor Hugo marrying his childhood sweetheart Adèle Foucher. The marriage survived infidelities, children and scandal. 1 )      Hugo’s brother suffered a nervous breakdown at the wedding breakfast 2 )      That same year Hugo published his poetry collection which won him a […]

Book Review: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

About: “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery is a fictional book set in Paris, France. The book discusses philosophy, culture, the class system and more – sometimes on account of a strong story. 336 pages Publisher: Europa Editions ISBN: 9781933372600 My rating for The Elegance of the Hedgehog – 4 Buy & Save […]

Book Review: Citizen Soldiers by Stephen Ambrose

About: “Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany — June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945” by Stephen Ambrose is a non-fiction historical account of the drive from Normandy to Germany. The book is a treasure trove of soldiers’ portraits, personal accounts and interviews. 528 pages Publisher: […]

Book Review: The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

I bought this eBook (a Barnes & Noble Classic). My rating for The Hunchback of Notre Dame – 4 About: “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” by Victor Hugo (1802-1885 | Biography & Works) is a fictional story set in Paris, France and published in 1831. The novel became a classic and the Hunchback became a […]

Book Review: The Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfeld

I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour promotion. View the book tour’s master schedule. My rating for “The Death Instinct” – 5 About: “The Death Instinct” by Jed Rubenfeld is a fictional thriller set in the 1920’s. The book centers around the historical Wall St. bombing of 1916. Get […]

Book Review: And The Show Went On by Alan Riding

I borrowed this book. My rating for And The Show Went On – 4 About: “And The Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris” by Alan Riding is a non-fiction book which tries to investigate the glimmering nightlife in an occupied city. Mr. Riding was the Paris bureau chief of the New York Times. […]

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