The French Riviera: A Literary Guide for Travellers

The French Riviera: A Literary Guide for Travellers

by Ted Jones
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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780755617586
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 02/25/2020
Series: Literary Guides for Travellers
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.62(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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.

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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