France, French Revolution, French Art, Literature, Culture; Belgium

Throughout history, France has been an extremely important and influential country, often setting the standards for the rest of the world; fashion, cuisine, art movements. The French Revolution at the end of the eighteenth century was not only a drastic change for France, but it enraged many other European countries as well. Here are a few tidbits about France from Wikipedia.

It is the 42nd largest country in the world, the largest in the EU and western Europe; the 20th most populated and second most populated in the EU. It is secular and democratic. Their Constitution: Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was formulated during the French Revolution which abolished feudalism and the monarchy. France's colors are blue, white and red.

When I began this index, I didn't realize what a whopping amount of material I owned related to France. Here you will find books written by French authors and translated into English; books about or set in France; art and design with French origins; and important people from France. I am also including Belgium, though I don't have much specifically from that country. Because I have so many works by French people, I am grouping my materials according to author or artist, in no particular order of date or importance, but simply what I happen to have in my library. For writers or artists of which I have only one work, I will display as usual, by category (i.e. fiction, non-fiction, etc.). Be sure to read Thomas Carlyle's fascinating book on the French Revolution and follow the links to Wikipedia. Enjoy this great material and the beautiful paintings by French Impressionists.

Waiting, Paris, Rue de Chateaubriand


Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin)
Playwright; 1622-73

The Imaginary Invalid
The Misanthrope

French plays and poetry translated into English

Alfred Jarry
Ubu Roi

Edmond Rostand
Cyrano de Bergerac

Jean Paul Sartre
No Exit and Three Other Plays: Dirty Hands, The Flies, The Respectful Prostitute


Pierre Louÿs
The Songs of Bilitis

The Plum

Jules Verne

Jules Verne; 1828-1905

The Jules Verne Index Page

French books translated into English

Joseph Bédier
The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

Cyrano de Bergerac
A Voyage to the Moon

The Vagabond

André Gide
The Immoralist

Robert Merle
The Day of the Dolphin

Guy de Maupassant
The Necklace and Other Short Stories

Vase of Flowers

Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo; 1802-85

The Last Day of a Condemned Man

English books concerning France or French People

The Ambassadors
Brewster's Millions
The Da Vinci Code
Death Comes for the Archbishop
The Enormous Room
Mayhem in B-Flat
The Moon and Sixpence
The Mysteries of Udolpho
One of Ours
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc
The Possessed
A Sentimental Journey

Black Spirits & White: A Book of Ghost Stories

Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie

Henry Hobson Richardson & His Works
The Templar Revelation: Secret Guardians of the True Identity of Christ


Woman with Gloves (Honorine Platzer)

Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert; 1821-80

Three Tales

Books about the French Revolution

A Tale of Two Cities

The French Revolution
Reflections on the Revolution in France

When will you marry?

Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin (Artist); 1848-1903

Gauguin's Intimate Journals
Noa Noa: The Tahitian Journal

Coloring Books
Antique Dolls
Bridges of the World
Castles of the World
Cavalier and Puritan Fashions
Empire Fashions
Redouté Flowers

Chemin de la Cavée at Pourville

Honoré de Balzac

Honoré de Balzac; 1799-1850

The Unknown Masterpiece and Other Stories

French Art and Design

Books with CD-ROM
120 Great Impressionist Paintings
423 Art Nouveau Designs and Motifs
Full-Color Art Nouveau Patterns and Designs
Grasset's Art Nouveau Floral Ornament
Jazz Age Art Deco
Monet Paintings and Drawings
Redouté Flowers and Fruits CD-ROM and Book (Belgium)
Seguy's Art Deco Designs

Art and Design Books
Art Deco Design Fantasies

Dance in the Country

Gaston Leroux

Gaston Leroux; 1868-1927

The Phantom of the Opera
The Mystery of the Yellow Room

Non-Fiction Concerning France

In English
Old Ship Figure-Heads and Sterns

Translated from French
Brain Fitness
Daily Life of the Incas

The Red Roofs, Corner of a Village, Winter

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