Tag Archives: French Writers

Something Old, Something New (to me, anyway)

I’m not sure how much of a crossover there is in these two worlds, but Francophones who also adore the work of John Dickson Carr might be interested in something that was finally delivered to my letter box earlier this … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Island, by Jules Verne: A Review

Jules Verne is known as the one of the first writers of science fiction, penning imaginative tales before Wells, before Conan Doyle, and certainly before Edgar Rice Burroughs, and in one sense or another all of these latter three owe him … Continue reading

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The Plague, by Albert Camus: A Review

How would I simply describe The Plague to someone who hasn’t read it? I would go for a popular analogy, in this case: imagine the early seasons of The Walking Dead, only without the zombies, in a single city in North … Continue reading

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Selected Short Stories, by Guy de Maupassant: A Brief Review

This collection of Guy de Maupassant’s short fiction is composed of thirty tales translated from the French by Roger Colet. Several of the tales, particularly Boule de Suif, Two Friends, In the Spring, A Duel, The Devil, and The Horla (this last story often anthologized, and rightly … Continue reading

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The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas: A Review

As though I took the reading of The Shallows too much to heart (q.v.), I decided to give this book a go, after guiltily seeing it languish on my shelves for nearly a decade. It has been a long time since … Continue reading

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