French Tales by Helen ConstantineFrench Tales by Helen Constantine

French Tales

byHelen ConstantineTranslated byHelen Constantine

Paperback | August 1, 2008

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French Tales is a collection of twenty-two translated stories associated with the twenty-two regions of France. The book, which includes both well-known and little-known writers, for example Prosper Merimee in the nineteenth century and Anne-Marie Garat in the twenty-first, affords readers apanoramic view of French society and culture, reflecting, as it does, its variety and diversity from Brittany to Corsica. Writers include among others Maupassant, Zola, Annie Saumont, Marcel Ayme, Didier Daeninckx and Stephane Emond. The subject-matter ranges from stories about marriage, the First World War and homelessness to house-buying, childhood and honour-killing. Following the model of Paris Tales, also translated by Helen Constantine, each story is illustrated with a striking photograph and there is a map indicating the position of the French regions. There is an introduction and notes to accompany the stories and a selection of Further Reading. The bookwill appeal to people who love travelling or are armchair travellers, as much as to those who love France and things French.
Title:French TalesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.79 inPublished:August 1, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199217483

ISBN - 13:9780199217489


Table of Contents

Introduction1. BretagneAnnie Saumont: You should have changed at Dol2. Basse-NormandieDaniel Boulanger: Made for Two3. Haute-NormandieGuy de Maupassant: A Norman4. Nord-Pas-de-CalaisChristian Garcin: The Voiceless5. PicardiePierre Mac Orlan: The Garden of Illusions6. Ile-de-FranceMarcel Ayme: Rue de L'Evangile7. Champagne ArdenneStephane Emond: Light Souls8. LorraineStephane Emond: The House in the Woods9. AlsaceDidier Daeninckx: The Phantom of Rainbow Street10. Pays-de-la-LoireRene Bazin: The Saviours of the White Wine11. CentreDaniel Boulanger: The Cattle Man12. BourgogneColette: Where are the children?13. Franche-ComteLouis Pergaud: The Vanishing14. Poitou-CharentesJacques Chardonne: Julie15. LimousinClaude Michelet: Four Walls16. AuvergneGuy de Maupassant: A Mother's Tale17. Rhone-AlpesPaul Hervieu: The Bull from Jouvet18. AquitaineAnne-Marie Garat: We can't go on like this19. Midi-PyreneesEmile Zola: The Flood20. Languedoc-RoussillonAlphonse Daudet: The Beaucaire Coach21. Provence-Alpes-Cote d'AzurAlphonse Daudet: The Pope's Mule22. CorseProsper Merimee: Mateo FalconeNotes on the StoriesFurther ReadingMap