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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"?
James Joyce
Ezra Pound
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
Oliver Twist
Hard Times
The Great Expectations

Question 4:

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

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
The Red and the Black
Les Miserables

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?
Henry James
Washington Irving
Mark Twain
John Steinbeck

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".
Le Père Goriot (Old Goriot)
Madame Bovary
Gargantua and Pantagruel
The Man Who Laughs

Question 8:

Julien Sorel is the protagonist of this satirical French novel, set during the Bourbon Restoration.
The Red and the Black
Queen Margot
The Man in the Iron Mask
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 Sun Also Rises
The Naked and the Dead
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?
Julian Barnes
Graham Greene
Salman Rushdie
George Orwell


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