french literature

Apr 30, 2021

The Scarlet Pimpernel is a classic historical fiction novel about a mysterious figure, after whom the title is named, who rescues French nobility from the guillotine. He is famous both in France and England for his cunning disguises and daring rescues of the aristocrats from under the very noses of the people who want them dead. His identity is a secret which both his archnemesis, Chauvelin, and his great admirer, Marguerite Blakeney, desire to know. Marguerite, who is unsatisfied in her marriage to the foppish Percy Blakeney, becomes entangled in the fate of the elusive Scarlet Pimpernel by

Apr 14, 2021

In The Three Musketeers, a historical fiction novel, D’Artagnan, a young man from Gascon who is loyal to the king and queen, travels to Paris seeking to become a musketeer. There he discovers his future best friends, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, and a plot by Cardinal Richelieu to steal the throne. The four friends go on many adventures in service of the queen and her reputation, but are often foiled by Milady, a beautiful, evil, and mysterious agent of the Cardinal. In a surprising twist at the end, Milady is brought to justice and D’Artagnan receives his wish and is promoted in the musketeers

Feb 4, 2011

A NOVEL BOOKSTORE  is about a novel bookstore.   The Novel Bookstore is a unique Parisian bookstore which sells only  novels chosen by a select committee of authors who agree to remain anonymous--this alone would be unique!   This bookstore is the brain child and dream of the two main characters Van and Francesca.  They share a passion for what they define as the well written word.  Van possesses  the experience and knowledge needed  to manage a bookstore of this  caliber. The haunting, elegant  Francesca is like a small business fairy godmother.  She seems to have unlimited resources and