cover title author avg rating rating my rating review Down_arrow date read date added
 
Beauties, Beasts and Enchantments: Classic French Fairy Tales
4.21
I was curious to read the original versions of the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale (La belle et la bete in French), so I checked out this collection o...more
not set
Aug 15, 2012
 
The Last Van Gogh
3.63
A historical novel about the last months of Van Gogh's life, imagining a romance between the painter and the daughter of a (historical) quack doctor w...more
not set
Jul 10, 2013
 
The Dud Avocado
3.60
(3.5 stars, really, because it meandered a bit much in part II.) This book was a hoot. Published in 1958 or so, it's full of funny American 50s slang,...more
Mar 05, 2013
Mar 02, 2013
 
The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography
3.96
A fascinating look at how French culture, language, identity, and borders took shape, particularly during the 1700s and 1800s. I read some chapters an...more
not set
Aug 09, 2012
 
Poor and Pregnant in Paris: Strategies for Survival in the Nineteenth Century
4.20
Only got the chance to skim a few chapters, but some fascinating stuff. The chapter on abortion and birth control was very moving. I wish there were m...more
not set
May 10, 2012
 
Aurelie: A Faerie Tale
3.35
I'd almost forgotten about this really charming book about a princess who befriends a river dragon, set in a kind of mythical version of medieval Fran...more
not set
May 10, 2012
 
Nana (Les Rougon-Macquart, #9)
3.84
The story of a Parisian ingenue in the second half of the 19th century, who rises from gutter-dwelling prostitute to famous actress to millionaire-imp...more
Mar 29, 2012
Dec 05, 2011
 
Gaslight and Shadow: The World of Napoleon III, 1851-1870
3.00
A charming, well-written look at a culturally rich time in France's history, Napoleon III's benevolent dictatorship. Rather than writing a straightfor...more
not set
Apr 04, 2012
 
Me Talk Pretty One Day
3.94
Listened to this as an audio book, and it was read by the author. For someone who makes his living primarily as a writer rather than an actor, I thoug...more
not set
Aug 23, 2011
 
Père Goriot
3.79
My first taste of Balzac, and it was a little bitter.
Nov 21, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
 
The Infernal Machine and Other Plays
4.04
None
not set
Sep 30, 2011
 
Chocolat (Chocolat, #1)
3.91
None
not set
Sep 15, 2011
 
A Year in Provence
3.91
None
not set
Sep 15, 2011
 
The Second Sex
4.01
None
not set
Sep 15, 2011
 
Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris
3.65
None
not set
Sep 15, 2011
 
Waiting for God
4.12
None
not set
Sep 22, 2011
 
Gravity and Grace
4.38
None
not set
Sep 22, 2011
 
Madame Bovary
3.61
None
Oct 15, 2011
Sep 22, 2011
 
The Letters of Abelard and Heloise
3.73
None
not set
Sep 27, 2011
 
Philosophy As a Way of Life: Spiritual Exercises from Socrates to Foucault
4.26
None
not set
Sep 27, 2011
 
The Ogre
4.14
None
not set
Sep 15, 2011
 
L'Étranger
3.92
None
not set
Sep 30, 2011
 
The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays
4.14
None
not set
Sep 30, 2011
 
La symphonie pastorale
3.59
None
not set
Sep 30, 2011
 
The Lover
3.78
None
not set
Sep 15, 2011
 
Antigone
3.77
None
not set
Sep 30, 2011
 
Friday, or, The Other Island
3.50
None
not set
Sep 15, 2011
 
The French Secret Services: From the Dreyfus Affair to the Gulf War
3.33
None
not set
Dec 02, 2011
 
Women for Hire: Prostitution and Sexuality in France After 1850
3.81
None
not set
Sep 15, 2011
 
Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre
4.04
None
not set
Mar 23, 2012
Rss More books shelved as 'french' »
« previous 1