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Recommended books (33)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the Read Around Europe Challenge were written by authors from france. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
Against Nature is Huysmans's great fin-de-siècle novel anticipating many of the strains of modernism in its appreciation of Baudelaire, Moreau, Redon, Mallarmé and Poe. This new translation is supplemented by a critically up-to-date introduction and indispensable notes which enhance the understanding of a highly allusive work.
Recommended: 13 Oct 2022

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Anomalie

Anomalie by Hervé Le Tellier NL

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
Als een verloren gewaand vliegtuig na maanden alsnog in New York arriveert, zijn alle passagiers en bemanningsleden verdubbeld.

3.

Domino Journaliste by Suzanne Pairault FR

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / France flag France
Genre Humor
Recommended: 17 Jan 2021

4.

Existentialism is a Humanism by Jean-Paul Sartre FR

Rating: 4     8 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
This book presents a new English translation of two seminal works by Jean-Paul Sartre, the most dominant European intellectual of the post-World War II decades. The volume includes Sartre's 1945 lecture “Existentialism Is a Humanism” and his analysis of Camus's The Stranger, along with a discussion of these works by acclaimed Sartre biographer Annie Cohen-Solal. This edition is a translation of the 1996 French edition, which includes Arlette Elkaïm-Sartre's introduction and a Q&A with Sartre about his lecture. In her foreword, intended for an American audience, acclaimed Sartre biographer Anni... continue
Recommended: 11 Sep 2022

5.

Germinal by Emile Zola EN

Rating: 4     5 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
The thirteenth novel in Émile Zola’s great Rougon-Macquart sequence, Germinal expresses outrage at the exploitation of the many by the few, but also shows humanity’s capacity for compassion and hope. Etienne Lantier, an unemployed railway worker, is a clever but uneducated young man with a dangerous temper. Forced to take a back-breaking job at Le Voreux mine when he cannot get other work, he discovers that his fellow miners are ill, hungry, and in debt, unable to feed and clothe their families. When conditions in the mining community deteriorate even further, Lantier finds himself leading a s... continue
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022

6.

Happening by Annie Ernaux EN

Rating: 4.3     3 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
The author recalls her traumatic experience with abortion as a young literature student in the early 1960s--an event that left her hemorrhaging in a Paris dormitory.
Recommended: 08 Oct 2022

7.

In Concrete by Anne Garréta EN

Rating: 3.5     6 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
The newest novel by Prix Medicis-winner Anne Garréta, In/concrete is a feminist inversion of a domestic drama crossed with Oulipian nursery rhyme.
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Recommended: 13 Nov 2022

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In Concrete by Anne Garréta EN

Rating: 3.6     7 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
The newest novel by Prix Medicis-winner Anne Garréta, In/concrete is a feminist inversion of a domestic drama crossed with Oulipian nursery rhyme.
Genre
Recommended: 13 Nov 2022

9.

In the Company of Men by Veronique Tadjo EN

Rating: 3.5     2 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
Drawing on real accounts of the Ebola outbreak that devastated West Africa, this poignant, timely fable reflects on both the strength and the fragility of life and humanity’s place in the world. Two boys venture from their village to hunt in a nearby forest, where they shoot down bats with glee, and cook their prey over an open fire. Within a month, they are dead, bodies ravaged by an insidious disease that neither the local healer’s potions nor the medical team’s treatments could cure. Compounding the family’s grief, experts warn against touching the sick. But this caution comes too late: the... continue
Recommended: 14 Sep 2022

10.

Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Jules Verne EN

Rating: 4     4 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
Follows Professor Hardwigg, his nephew Harry, and their guide Hans as they venture deep into a volcanic crater in Iceland on a journey that leads them to the center of the Earth and to incredible and horrifying discoveries. Reissue.
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022


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