This guide is an A - Z encyclopaedia offering a literary tour of the French Riviera, covering the lives and work of all the writers who found inspiration there - from Louisa M. Alcott to Virginia Woolf and W B Yeats.
This is a literary tour of the French Riviera. It covers the lives and work of all the writers who found inspiration there - from Graham Greene and W. Somerset Maugham, who spent much of their lives there, to those writers whose work it dominates, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Guy de Maupassant, to those who simply lingered there. Ted Jones' encyclopaedic work covers them all, including: Louisa M. Alcott; Hans Christian Andersen; J.G. Ballard; Simone de Beauvoir; Bertholt Brecht; Albert Camus; Casanova; Bruce Chatwin; Joseph Conrad; Charles Dickens; T.S. Eliot; Andre Gide; Ernest Hemingway; Victor Hugo; James Joyce; and countless others.
Acknowledgements vii Map viii Introduction xi 1. HyA resthe Riviera 1 2. Cannes: City of Festivals 31 3. Antibes: The City Opposite 55 4. The Back Country: The Balcony of the Mediterranean 79 5. Nice: The Heart of the Riviera 103 6. Cap Ferrat: Almost an Island 129 7. Monaco: City of Millionaires145 8. Menton: Sanatorium City 163 Epilogue 188 Author Profiles 190 Bibliography 223 Index 229