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by Frederick Davies,Alphonse Daudet

  • ISBN: 0140443347
  • Author: Frederick Davies,Alphonse Daudet
  • ePub ver: 1391 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 224
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics (September 28, 1978)
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  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Classics
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My France was built of books.

My France was built of books.

Alphonse Daudet, Frederick Davies. As far as the eye could see, the white, blistering road, was turning to clouds of dust between olive groves and small oaks, under a great, silver, hazy sun which filled the whole sky.

Alphonse Daudet, Frederick Davies shade, not a whisper of wind. Nothing except the shimmering of the hot air and the strident cry of the cicadas' incessant din, deafening, hurried, and seeming to harmonise with the immense luminous shimmerin. .I had walked for two hours in this desert in the middle of nowhere, when suddenly a group of white houses emerged from the dust cloud in the road.

Alphonse Daudet was born at Nimes in 1840. He is chiefly remembered today for LETTERS FROM MY WINDMILL which appeared in 1866, and for his Tartarin novels, a sequence of burlesque tales of Provencal life. Country of Publication.

Penguin Books LTD. ISBN-10. Alphonse Daudet was born at Nimes in 1840.

Letters from My Windmill (French: Lettres de mon moulin) is a collection of short stories by Alphonse Daudet first published in its entirety in 1869. Some of the stories had been published earlier in newspapers or journals such as Le Figaro and L'Evénement as early as 1865. The stories are all told by the author in the first person, typically addressing a Parisian reader.

Letters from My Windmill. Imprint: Penguin Classics. Letters from My Windmill. Published: 29/06/1978. Alphonse Daudet's novels established him as the most successful writer in France by the end of the XIX century; but it was the LETTERS, first published in book form in 1869, which remained his favourite creation and has proved his most lasting. Throughout his working life in Paris Daudet never lost his almost umbilical attachment to Provence.

Book from Project Gutenberg: Letters from my Windmill Library of Congress Classification: PQ Note: Translation of.

Book from Project Gutenberg: Letters from my Windmill Library of Congress Classification: PQ Note: Translation of: Lettres de mon moulin. We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you.

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Letters from My Windmill book. Paperback, 220 pages. Letters from My Windmill is a bit of a misnomer, as letters are not involved

Letters from My Windmill book. Published October 2007 by Penguin Classics (first published 1869). Letters from My Windmill is a bit of a misnomer, as letters are not involved. What Daudet gives us, instead, is a series of short sketches mostly set in Provence around Arles, though there are a couple set in Algeria. Some of the sketches are obviously contemporary, while others are set in the Middle Ages or the 17th century. It is interesting to see Daudet refer to characters from novels by his contemporaries.

Пользовательский отзыв - Banoo - LibraryThing. Reading this book is like taking a little vacation in southern France in the mid 1800's. Not a bad place or time to be.

Letters from My Windmill (Paperback). Alphonse Daudet, Frederick Davies. Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (1994). ISBN 10: 0140443347 ISBN 13: 9780140443349.

A collection of vivid and lyrical tales by the nineteenth-century French novelist celebrates his beloved region of Provence
Comments (7)

Arthunter
Whenever I pick this book up, The joy of reading it gives me is vivid. It’s beautiful enough for me to smell the flowers on the grasslands of a French country.
Bine
Title says it all. I loved it.
Marg
Brilliant, fresh and enlightening
Frosha
French only edition.
Adaly
I became interested in Daudet after visiting his windmill in the South of France.
Enalonasa
Very nice work
It's so easy
In the late 1860s when Alphonse Daudet set out to write stories about his native Provence in serial form for a newspaper, I seriously doubt that he was aware that he was going to leave a masterpiece behind. Luckily for us, he has done just that. The stories are not linked by any particular theme and they all concern the humorous and sometimes tragic goings-on of local characters. Daudet has a peculiarly powerful way of displaying his sympathy for these people and the beautiful countryside they live in. These stories almost seem to have an air of medieval romance to them, though Daudet's writing is very modern in its simplicity of style. The plots display a range from uproarious comedy to a sweet melancholia. Always there is a whiff of nostalgia in the air as Daudet witnesses the very beginnings of modern life and its impact on his beloved Provence. This is a book to treasure and to share with your best friends. If you have not seen the old 1954 black and white French film version in English subtitles, by all means track it down. It's a classic.

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