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Novels Set In Paris

written by: Eve
Check your knowledge of these classic literary works, set in Paris, France.

Question 1:

What famous character leaves his family in Gascony and travels to Paris, encountering Milady de Winter on the way?
Edmond Dantès
La Mole

Question 2:

What famous author wrote, "If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast"?
Ezra Pound
James Joyce
F. Scot Fitzgerald
Ernest Hemingway

Question 3:

What novel by Charles Dickens, set before and during the French Revolution, opens with the sentence, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times'?
A Tale of Two Cities
The Great Expectations
Hard Times
Oliver Twist

Question 4:

What American author penned the novel The Tropic of Cancer during his "nomadic life" in Paris?
William Faulkner
Ernest Hemingway
Henry Miller
William Burrows

Question 5:

What novel by Victor Hugo focuses on the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption?
The Man Who Laughs
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Les Miserables
The Red and the Black

Question 6:

What American author wrote the novel The American, which is centered around an American businessman's courtship of a young widow from an aristocratic Parisian family?
Washington Irving
Henry James
John Steinbeck
Mark Twain

Question 7:

In this novel by Honoré de Balzac, a criminal-in-hiding named Vautrin tells naive law student Eugène de Rastignac that he is "making him an offer that he cannot refuse".
Madame Bovary
The Man Who Laughs
Le Père Goriot (Old Goriot)
Gargantua and Pantagruel

Question 8:

Julien Sorel is the protagonist of this satirical French novel, set during the Bourbon Restoration.
The Red and the Black
The Man in the Iron Mask
Queen Margot
Old Goriot

Question 9:

This novel by American author James Baldwin is noteworthy for bringing complex representations of homosexuality. It follows the events in the life of an American living in Paris.
The Naked and the Dead
The Sun Also Rises
Of Human Bondage
Giovanni's Room

Question 10:

What is the pen name of Eric Blair who wrote the memoir Down and Out in Paris and London?
George Orwell
Julian Barnes
Graham Greene
Salman Rushdie


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