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SIMONE SIMON A Novel Tyy LION FEUCHTWANGER Translated by G. A. Hermann New York THE VIKING PRESS 1944 Contents Part One READINESS i. The Refugees 3 ii. The Loading Yard 19 in. Villa Monrepos 30 iv. The Books , 46 v. The Commission 55 Part Two ACTION i. The Incident at the Bridge 77 n. Monsieur le Marquis 88 in. Nutmeg in the Cream Gravy 96 iv. The Aviator 103 v. The Action ...more
Hardcover, 238 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Aufbau-Verlag (first published January 1st 1944)
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The best way to learn history is to read the books written during that period of time. Simone was a wonderful read.
The premiss of this book seemed temping: a teenage girl's life seeking refugee during World War II. She imagines herself as being and saving France from the German as Jeanne d'Arc did with the English. This book is so weak that it took me almost 3 weeks to finish it. A rather vague development of characters, weak progress....
not the brightest of Feuchrwanger's stories
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Lion Feuchtwanger (1884-1958) was a German Jewish emigre. A renowned novelist and playwright who fled Europe during World War II and lived in Los Angeles from 1941 until his death.

A fierce critic of the Nazi regime years before it assumed power precipitated his departure, after a brief internment in France, from Europe. He and his wife Marta obtained asylum in the United States in 1941 and remain
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