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The French Riviera : a literary guide for travellers
Jones, Ted.
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, [2004]

Physical Description:
xvii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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PN164 .J66 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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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.

Author Notes

Ted Jones is a writer and journalist.

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Library Journal Review

Writer and journalist Jones has created a literary road map of the French Riviera that will interest literary and history buffs, seasoned travelers, and esoteric researchers. Drawing upon the diaries, letters, biographies, and works of writers from Alcott and Platt to Proust and Brecht, Jones creates a context for a region that has inspired generations of writers and travelers. He has organized the book into geographic sections, weaving together description, history, culture, and literature to provide a sophisticated look at the lives and times of writers who visited the area. He also provides very brief biographical information about each author as well as a useful index and bibliography that all help to distinguish this work from the typical travel book. Even if readers are not interested in visiting the French Riviera, they will enjoy the details of their favorite author or work. Recommended for academic libraries and larger travel collections in public libraries.-Mari Flynn, Glendale Community Coll., AZ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Gateway to the Riviera
City of Festivals
The City Opposite
Balcony of the Mediterranean
Heart of the Riviera
Almost an Island
City of Millionaires
Sanatorium City
Writer Profiles