1935: Ariel, a life of Shelley by Andre Maurois
, was the first Penguin paperback book to be published, price sixpence.
Watching the British Expeditionary Force disembarking at Dieppe the French writer Andre Maurois
felt inexpressibly moved by the sight of what he described as 'the panoply of Empire going to war', the elan, the self-confidence and sense of purpose.
Chesterton, Andre Maurois
, Hilaire Belloc, and Winston Churchill each wrote a chapter that focused on a familiar historical episode (such as John Wilkes Booth's assassination of Abraham Lincoln in Ford's Theater, and the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo) and engaged in the interesting exercise of writing history in the subjunctive, in all its details and consequences, as if the opposite had in fact happened (that is, that Lincoln had not be assassinated, that Napoleon had escaped to America, and so on).
In the prefaceqetter dedicated to Andre Maurois
, dated 10 January 1926, he draws a pleasant picture: "A few trips across the channel did not seem to me to be enough to know them.
It was called Ariel: A Shelley Romance by Andre Maurois
, and dated from 1935.
, leader of the provincial Bloc Quebecois, declared the Cardinal's statement "unacceptable.
Mentionnons les huit volumes de la Chronique des Pasquier de Georges Duhamel, les 16 volumes d' A la recherche du tempsperdu de Marcel Proust, les huit volumes des Thibault de Roger Martin du Gard, ainsi que plusieurs auteurs ecrivains (Gide, Claudel, Mauriac, Montherlant, Maurois
once said, "If you create an act, you create a habit.
, member of the French Academy, wrote, "This is a novel one cannot put down.
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During World War II, the bookstore also ran a publishing house, La Maison Francaise, that published authors fleeing Nazism such as Andre Maurois
, Jules Romains and "The Little Prince" writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
The French novelist Andre Maurois
put the blame on the Middle Ages for the "two worst inventions of humanity.