Francophile Reads

As a Francophile, of course, I love to read everything French and about France. This page is dedicated to all those books, classics as well as contemporary, either literary fiction, or popular fiction.

By French Authors (in Translation)


Alexandre Dumas, Pere
- The Black Tulip
- The Knight of Maison Rouge
- The Three Musketeers
- Twenty Years After
- The Man in the Iron Mask
- The Count of Monte Cristo

Alphonse Daudet
- Letters from My Windmill (short stories collection)
- Salvette and Bernadou (Short Story)
- A Christmas Supper in the Marais (Short Story)

Anatole France
The Juggler of Notre Dame (Short Story)

Anatole le Braz
Christmas in Algiers (Short Story)

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
- Terre des Hommes (Wind, Sand, and Stars)
- Courrier Sud (Southern Mail)
- The Little Prince (pre-blogging era)

Antoine Gustave Droz
I Take Supper With My Wife (Short Story)

François Coppée
- The Louis d'Or (Short Story)
- The Wooden Shoe of Little Wolff (Short Story)
- The Lost Child (Short Story)

Gaston Leroux
- The Mystery of the Yellow Room (1907)
- The Phantom of the Opera

Gustave Flaubert
- Madame Bovary

Guy de Maupassant
- Short Stories Collection
- Bel Ami (unreviewed)
- Christmas Eve (Short Story)
- A Miracle (Short Story)

Hector Malot
- Nobody's Boy

Honore de Balzac
- Pere Goriot (unreviewed)

Irene Némirovsky
- Noel (Short Story)

Jules Verne
- Journey to the Center of the Earth
- Around the World in Eighty Days
- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Paul Arène
- St. Anthony and His Pig (Short Story)

Victor Hugo
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
- Les Miserables (abridged)

- Candide


Antoine Laurain
- The President's Hat (2012)

Dominique Fabre
- Christmas at the Boarding School (Short Story)

Jean-Philippe Blondel
- The Gift (Short Story)

French-Theme Books by Foreigners

Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris by Paul Gallico
My Good Life in France: In Pursuitof the Rural Dream (1) by Janine Marsh (Memoir)
My Four Seasons in France: A Yearof the Good Life (2) by Janine Marsh (Memoir)
Toujours La France!: Living TheDream in Rural France (3) by Janine Marsh (Memoir)
The Girl, The Dog, and the Writerin Provence by Katrina Nannestad
Time Was Soft There: A Paris Sojourn at Shakespeare & Co. by Jeremy Mercer (Memoir)
Dear Paris: The Paris Letters Collection by Janice MacLeod (Memoir, Art)


  1. In contemporaries, I suggest you try Antoine Laurain

    1. Emma, I am planning to read Laurain next month! The President's Hat is my choice, but I notice that he has written quite a lot of other books too.


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