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The French Riviera: A Literary Guide for Travellers (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)by Ted Jones
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The French Riviera: A Literary Guide for Travellers is a reader's journey along the fabled coast which has provided the inspiration and setting for some of the greatest literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. From Hyères and St. Tropez in the west to the Italian border in the east, Ted Jones introduces the lives and work of writers who passed this way, from distinguished Nobel laureates to new authors who discovered their voices there. His 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, Albert Camus, Bruce Chatwin, T. S. Eliot, Ian Fleming, Sylvia Plath, Jean-Paul Sartre, Leo Tolstoy, Evelyn Waugh, Oscar Wilde - and countless others.
The sunlight and the calm of the French Riviera have drawn countless writers into its embrace: the Cote D'Azur has provided inspiration and setting for some of the greatest literature of the nineteenth and twentieth century. The French Riviera offers a literary tour of the region, covering the lives and work of all the writers who found inspiration there--from Graham Greene and W. Somerset Maugham who spent their lives there, through those writers whose work it dominates such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Guy de Maupassant, to those who simply lingered there. Ted Jones' encyclopedic work covers them all, including Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Andersen, J.G. Ballard, Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemingway, Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, and W.B. Yeats.
About the Author
Ted Jones is a writer and journalist who specializes in travel and the arts. He divides his time between Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French Riviera, and Windsor, England..
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements * Map * Introduction * Hyères: Gateway to the Riviera * Cannes: City of Festivals * Antibes: The City Opposite * The Back Country: The Balcony of the Mediterranean * Nice: The Heart of the Riviera * Cap Ferrat: Almost an Island * Monaco: City of Millionaires * Menton: Sanitorium City * Epilogue * Author Profiles * Bibliogrpahy * Index *
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