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The French Riviera: A Literary Guide for Travellers

The French Riviera: A Literary Guide for Travellers

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The sunlight and calm of the French Riviera have been a magnet for writers since the fourteenth century. The Cote d'Azur has provided the inspiration and setting for some of the greatest literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. "The French Riviera: A Literary Guide for Travellers" is a reader's journey along this fabled coast, from Hyeres and St. Tropez in the west to the Italian border in the east, introducing the lives and work of writers who passed this way, from distinguished Nobel laureates to new authors who found their voices there. Ted Jones's encyclopaedic work covers them all: writers such as Graham Greene and W. Somerset Maugham, who spent much of their lives there; F. Scott Fitzgerald and Guy de Maupassant, whose work it dominates; and the countless writers who simply lingered there, including Louisa M. Alcott, Hans Christian Anderson, J. G. Ballard, Samuel Beckett, Arnold Bennett, William Boyd, Bertholt Brecht, Anthony Burgess, Albert Camus, Bruce Chatwin, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, T. S. Eliot, Ian Fleming, Ernest Hemingway, Aldous Huxley, James Joyce, Rudyard Kipling, D. H. Lawrence, A. A. Milne, Vladimir Nabokov, Dorothy Parker, Sylvia Plath, Jean-Paul Sartre, George Bernard Shaw, Robert Louis Stevenson, Anton Tchekhov, Leo Tolstoy, Evelyn Waugh, H. G. Wells, Oscar Wilde, P. G. Wodehouse, Virginia Woolf and W. B. Yeats - and many others.

Author Info

Ted Jones is a writer and journalist who specialises in travel and the arts. He divides his time between Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French Riviera, and Windsor, England.

Review

'The ultimate travel book for anyone who likes sun and literature. I found it irresistible.'
Peter Mayle

'There are two views of the French Riviera. One says it is an overdeveloped blot on the landscape; the other that it is the epitome of style. If you veer towards the latter, and enjoy literary history, this book is for you.'
Anthony Sattin, Sunday Times, Books of the Week

'Thoughtful, entertaining and vivid.'
Miranda Seymour, Sunday Times

'A vivid guide to the Cote d'Azur in the eyes of some of the greatest writers of their time.'
Jane Mays, Daily Mail

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: Tauris Parke
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd

Paperback
ISBN: 9781845114558
Publication Date: 23 Oct 2007
Number of Pages: 264
Height: 198
Width: 126
Illustrations: illustrated with line drawings

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