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From the author of the international bestseller Birdsong, comes a haunting historical novel of passion, loss, and courage set in France between the two world wars. This Vintage Original edition marks its first appearance in the United States.

On a rainy night in the 1930s, Anne Louvet appears at the run-down Hotel du Lion d'Or in the village of Janvilliers. She is seeking a job and a new life, one far removed from the awful injustices of her past. As Anne embarks on a torrential love affair with a married veteran of the Great War, The Girl at the Lion d'Or fashions an unbreakable spell of narrative and atmosphere that evokes French masters from Flaubert to Renoir.

Review:

"Beautifully written and — extraordinarily moving." The Sunday Times (London)

Review:

"I would urge those who appreciated The French Lieutenant's Woman to try this one....They may well think it superior." Sunday Telegraph (London)

Review:

"...Faulks's smoky cinematic treatment is perfectly suited to his moving tale of a woman and a country unprepared for the cruel consequences of military conflict." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

From the author of the international bestsellers Birdsong and Charlotte Gray comes a haunting historical novel of passion, loss, and courage set in France between the two world wars.

Synopsis:

"Beautifully written and--extraordinarily moving."--The Sunday Times (London)

From the author of the international bestseller Birdsong, comes a haunting historical novel of passion, loss, and courage set in France between the two world wars. This Vintage Original edition marks its first appearance in the United States.

On a rainy night in the 1930s, Anne Louvet appears at the run-down Hotel du Lion d'Or in the village of Janvilliers.  She is seeking a job and a new life, one far removed from the awful injustices of her past. As Anne embarks on a torrential love affair with a married veteran of the Great War, The Girl at the Lion d'Or fashions an unbreakable spell of narrative and atmosphere that evokes French masters from Flaubert to Renoir.      

"This moving and profound novel is perfectly constructed, and admirable in its configurations of place and period."--The Times (London)

"I would urge those who appreciated--The French Lieutenant's Woman to try this one--. They may well think it superior."--Sunday Telegraph (London)

About the Author

Sebastian Faulks is best known for his trilogy of novels set in France: The Girl at the Lion d'Or, Birdsong, and Charlotte Gray, the latter two of which were bestsellers. After a period in France, he and his family now live in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375704536
Author:
Faulks, Sebastian
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
France
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
France History 1914-1940 Fiction.
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;france;historical fiction;novel;1930s;wwii;romance;love;historical;20th century;british;war;literature;adultery;english literature;modern fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International Original
Series Volume:
93-R027
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.22 x 0.6 in 0.5 lb

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Product details 256 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375704536 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Beautifully written and — extraordinarily moving."
"Review" by , "I would urge those who appreciated The French Lieutenant's Woman to try this one....They may well think it superior."
"Review" by , "...Faulks's smoky cinematic treatment is perfectly suited to his moving tale of a woman and a country unprepared for the cruel consequences of military conflict."
"Synopsis" by , From the author of the international bestsellers Birdsong and Charlotte Gray comes a haunting historical novel of passion, loss, and courage set in France between the two world wars.
"Synopsis" by , "Beautifully written and--extraordinarily moving."--The Sunday Times (London)

From the author of the international bestseller Birdsong, comes a haunting historical novel of passion, loss, and courage set in France between the two world wars. This Vintage Original edition marks its first appearance in the United States.

On a rainy night in the 1930s, Anne Louvet appears at the run-down Hotel du Lion d'Or in the village of Janvilliers.  She is seeking a job and a new life, one far removed from the awful injustices of her past. As Anne embarks on a torrential love affair with a married veteran of the Great War, The Girl at the Lion d'Or fashions an unbreakable spell of narrative and atmosphere that evokes French masters from Flaubert to Renoir.      

"This moving and profound novel is perfectly constructed, and admirable in its configurations of place and period."--The Times (London)

"I would urge those who appreciated--The French Lieutenant's Woman to try this one--. They may well think it superior."--Sunday Telegraph (London)

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