June 21 is the birthday of Françoise Sagan. She was only eighteen when she brought the novel Hello Sadness! in a publishing house, and today it is difficult to imagine world literature without her frank and sensual works. Together with MyBook, the largest subscription book service, BeautyHack.ru recalls several other famous French writers, past and present, who are known far beyond Paris.
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Seventeen-year-old Cecile, her father Raymond and his girlfriend Elsa spend the summer in a secluded villa by the Mediterranean Sea. One day Raymond announces that his old friend Anna Larsen will come to visit them for a few days. Cecile is surprised: what can connect a frivolous father and a restrained Anna ?! This book about growing up, first love and the formation of character is already recognized as a bestseller around the world.
A young provincial notary Nicolas Lomonos falls in love with the mysterious wealthy widow Flora. But the girl chooses a poor poet who breaks her heart. A sensual love triangle against the background of 19th century France will distract you from everyday life and immerse you in an interesting journey filled with the brightest emotions.
And the cup was overflowing
France, 1942. Charles and Alice find shelter in the luxurious house of Jerome. The careless bourgeois does not support the Nazis, but is also far from French resistance. He is happy with the guests and does not suspect that they are ready for anything for the sake of his money and connections. The work will definitely appeal to fans of extraordinary plots who keep their attention from the first to the last line.
Guy de Maupassant
Georges Duroy dreams of a high position in society and wealth. He has no special talents, but he is good-looking and does not think too much about the moral side of his actions. Breaking women's hearts and breaking destinies, he successfully goes to the desired goal. This novel will bring to the surface all your feelings and emotions - from hatred to sympathy for the main character and other characters.
Jeanne was only seventeen when she got married. But soon the first happy months of marriage give way to difficult years filled with the betrayal of her husband and anxiety for her son, who causes a lot of trouble. Interestingly, it was this novel by Guy de Maupassant that received the most reviews from readers, critics and other writers. Ivan Turgenev also noted the work, calling the author "the most talented of all contemporary French writers."
The Loiselles are not rich at all, but one day they are invited to a dinner party. The wife takes an expensive piece of jewelry from a noble friend for the evening, but after the holiday she loses it. To pay for the loss, the family goes into debt for many years. But, as it turns out, it’s not in vain. We warn you: the ending of the work will definitely surprise you. It is not for nothing that the novel became an example of the use of an unexpected ending, which other writers later began to resort to.
Happy people read books and drink coffee
Diana lost her family in a car accident. In search of silence, she leaves for a remote Irish village. Here the heroine will find herself and the desire to live again. Since its publication on Amazon.fr in 2013, the novel has sold over half a million copies. If you haven't read it yet, be sure to add it to the must read list too!
You will succeed, my dear
To fulfill her old dream of becoming a fashion designer, Iris leaves her husband and moves to Paris. She gets a job in a mysterious atelier, run by a very strange Martha. From that day on, the life of the heroine changes dramatically. The second book by Martin-Lugan, which is worth reading for inspiration, not to be afraid to change your life.
We couldn't miss each other
The beautiful Ren has a successful career and a seventeen-year-old son, from whom she hides his father's name. Most of all in life she is afraid of the moment when the guy begins to live separately from her. But suddenly the heroine falls in love, and the familiar world collapses … The book will be appreciated by fans of non-trivial love stories with a detailed description of all the thoughts and feelings of the heroine.
After nineteen years spent in hard labor for stealing bread, Jean Valjean meets the bishop. This meeting changes everything: the former criminal begins a new life, becoming a major industrialist, but a dark past haunts him. The novel is recognized as the apotheosis of Victor Hugo's work and is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century.
Notre Dame Cathedral
Esmeralda's beauty will captivate the deaf hunchback-bell ringer Quasimodo, the priest Frollo and the captain of the royal archers Phoebus, but the girl is too young and naive to make the right decision. Perhaps this is the most famous love polygon in literature, on which the most musicals and performances have been staged, as well as films, TV series and cartoons. But, as often happens, the book best conveys the plot and feelings of the characters.
The Man Who Laughs
As a child, gangsters stole Gwynplaine from the family and disfigured him, leaving a scar in the shape of a smile on his face. But, despite all the trials and hardships, the hero managed not to lose faith in himself: from a fairground actor, he became a real lord in the English parliament. The novel is both sad and optimistic, but definitely worth reading and then re-reading it again, finding new interesting thoughts and quotes in the plot.
Due to the breakdown of relations with his beloved and problems at work, Florent-Claude Labrouste falls into depression. To restore spiritual harmony, he begins to take a drug that increases serotonin in the blood. But this decision will have serious consequences. This is a 2019 chamber novel about remorse, regret and utter despair. Critics believe that the plot can be a mirror of the real world.
France, 2022. As a result of the elections, a Muslim president comes to power, and the rules of life in the country change. By a tragic coincidence, the novel was published on the day of the terrorist attack in the editorial office of Charlie Hebdo magazine. The novel was released in 2015 and immediately became the best-selling novel on Amazon.
“Outlines of the last shore. Poems"
Laureate of Goncourt and holder of the Legion of Honor, Houellebecq has not written poetry for over fifteen years. And after harsh and mocking prose, his lyric poetry surprises and bewitches, opening up new facets of a long-known author.
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