Author: Pelham Grenville WodehousePublish On: 1992
WODEHOUSE French Leave 'Here we are, young, ardent, idealistic, yearning for life and love and laughter, and what do we get? Eggs.' But with a nest-egg of another kind, the Trent sisters - Terry and Jo - fly from the chicken farm in ...
Author: Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
First published, 1956. Set in the holiday resort of Roville, France, Jeff and Terry meet and fall in love. Only neither are who they claim to be
Friendsrallied from right and left, doing so muchsofast that no thanksseemed adequate.Justwhen I was about to leave the country it seemed to be suddenly reverting to the good, kind place it used to be, warm, helpful and generous.
Author: Liz Ryan
Publisher: Liberties Press
Category: Literary Collections
It was when she realised she was spending twelve hours a week and five thousand euro a year commuting to work that Liz Ryan began to question how great life in boom-time Ireland really was - and reached a decision the day an enraged biker hurled a helmet at her windscreen. So she quit her job, sold her house and moved to a remote hamlet in coastal Normandy. Thus begins her French adventure, in which she gets picked up by the police, discovers the mixed pleasures of French homeownership - flooded basements, grim neighbours, surreal phone companies, busybody mayors - and embraces the challenges of creating a new life in a new country. Liz hilariously charts her gradual immersion into village life, the setbacks and the joys, the local political intrigue, the Gallic shrug and that famous French bureaucracy - and paradoxical French attitudes to food, politics, sport, dating, and shopping on the grand scale. But like any expat, even as she revels in new pleasures she also experiences the tug-of-war between fresh fields and the place of one's birth, the craic, the humour and the warm embrace of lifelong friends.
43 Somerville and Ross, French Leave, 26, 33. 44 Finn, The Character of Credit, 265. 45 Somerville and Ross, French Leave, 47. 46 Davidoff and Hall, Family Fortunes, 272. 47 Gallois, Zola, 87. 48 Somerville and Ross, French Leave, 59, ...
Author: Matthew Reznicek
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Building on the long-standing image of Paris as the "Capital of the Nineteenth Century" and the "Capital of Modernity," this book examines the city's place in the imagination of Irish women writers in the long nineteenth century. By reasserting the centrality of Paris, this book drawsconnections between Irish and European writers, expanding the map of Irish Studies and forging new points of contact between Irish literature and canonical figures like Goethe, Balzac, and Zola through the shared interest in the socio-economic development of modernity.
The Communist Party has found it easy to demoralize and divide the non - Communist Left . Its monolithic organization , ruthless efficiency ... AU VO ard Yet the reaction to Mendes-France in 1954 and 1955 showed. INTRODUCTION.
1775 Eddis Letters 122 : Many of our friends have found it expedient to take a French leave . 1778 Wyllys Papers 463 : Our Allies have shewed us a French trick – left us , when we most needed their assistance .
Author: Bartlett Jere Whiting
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
p.B. J. Whiting savors proverbial expressions and has devoted much of his lifetime to studying and collecting them; no one knows more about British and American proverbs than he. The present volume, based upon writings in British North America from the earliest settlements to approximately 1820, complements his and Archer Taylor's Dictionary of American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases, 1820-1880. It differs from that work and from other standard collections, however, in that its sources are primarily not "literary" but instead workaday writings - letters, diaries, histories, travel books, political pamphlets, and the like. The authors represent a wide cross-section of the populace, from scholars and statesmen to farmers, shopkeepers, sailors, and hunters. Mr. Whiting has combed all the obvious sources and hundreds of out-of-the-way publications of local journals and historical societies. This body of material, "because it covers territory that has not been extracted and compiled in a scholarly way before, can justly be said to be the most valuable of all those that Whiting has brought together," according to Albert B. Friedman. "What makes the work important is Whiting's authority: a proverb or proverbial phrase is what BJW thinks is a proverb or proverbial phrase. There is no objective operative definition of any value, no divining rod; his tact, 'feel, ' experience, determine what's the real thing and what is spurious."
Three American sisters leave their chicken farm on Long Island for a holiday in Europe.
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Publisher: Everyman Paperback Classics
Category: Fiction in English
In France they encounter the charming but penniless Marquis de Maufringneuse, his writer son Jeff, and the marquis's tough American ex-wife. When they all find themselves together at the exclusive resort of St. Rocque - one of the sisters in search of a husband, the marquis in search of a fortune, the writer in search of love - Wodehousian complications ensue. In French Leave Wodehouse abandons his familiar world of English country houses and London clubs for a more sophisticated European milieu but the comedy is just as light-hearted.
After the Trinity crossing, northeast of present Madisonville, the impatient missionaries took "French leave" and hastened on toward San Francisco. Teran inched forward with the livestock along a narrow trail closed in by tall pines and ...
Author: Robert S. Weddle
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
For almost two centuries following Columbus's discovery of America, Spain held undisputed mastery in the Gulf of Mexico, an exclusive Spanish sea into which few foreigners dared venture. In 1682, that mastery was challenged by the French explorer La Salle, reaching the Gulf from Canada via the Mississippi River. La Salle's encroachment served on the Spaniards a twofold notice: exploration of the northern Gulf region had been too long neglected, and claims to unoccupied territory would not be honored. There followed eighty years of territorial rivalry during which Spain and France alternated from symbiotic alliance to actual warfare. The French presence served repeatedly as a spur to Spanish exploration and settlement of the coastal region from Tampico to peninsular Florida. France, meanwhile, sought expansion on either side of its Mississippi wedge, deftly driven between the Spanish claims east and west, until a third rival, the English, terminated the French tenure in America. The French Thorn--sequel to Weddle's Spanish Sea--is more than a history of exploration rivalry. In artful prose the author recreates the drama and pathos of La Salle; the vitality of Iberville and Escandon; and the dash and daring of Saint-Denis. He takes the reader on venturesome sea voyages in wooden ships; across the coastal plains with colorful Spanish entradas; and up pristine rivers with the French voyageurs. Reproductions of twenty French and Spanish maps from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries enhance Weddle's information. Well-documented and readable, The French Thorn will appeal to anyone interested in this time and place in history, from the formal historian to the exploration enthusiast.