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A Little Tour In France

Auhtor: Henry James

Language: english
Published: 1884

Genres:

travel,  non fiction
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Review by A. Dent, December 2010


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Little Tour In France':

Includes bibliographical references (p. 807-827) and index.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Little Tour In France':


... over- looks it, and looks across too at the friendly faubourg of Saint Symphorien and at the terraced heights which rise above this. Indeed, throughout ...
... place looks mean and flat and as you drive away you scarcely know whether to be glad or sorry that all those bristling horrors have been reduced to the ...
... scattered cottages, the villages, the children (planted and staring and almost always pretty), the women in the fields, the white caps, the faded blouses, ...
... of neatness as well, and the restoration of some of the parts seems finished. This process, at Amboise, consists for the most part of simply removing ...
... its delicate facade stands up boldly enough. This facade, one of the most finished things in Tou- raine, consists of two stories, surmounted by ...
... indeed, are not priests but priests are, more or less women. They are not in the army, it may be said but then they are the army. They are very formidable. ...
... itself, on a great scale, carried up by gal- leries, arches, windows, sculptures, and supported by the extraordinarily thick buttresses of which I ...
... be traced, I had looked for more than this. I think the reason was to some extent simply in the name of the place for names, on the whole, whether ...
... of the gatesi of the town, where I found some small modern, fortifications and sundry red-legged soldiers, and, beyond the fortifications, another shady ...
... universal night, spotted here and there with an ugly railway lamp. It was only as I departed, the following day, that I assured myself that Poitiers ...
... to Voltaire the excited zeal of that incomparable partisan, and the passionate persistence with which, from year to year, he pursued a reversal of ...
... de- scended towers, crawled under arches, peered out of loop-holes, lowered ourselves into dungeons, halted in all sorts of tight places, while the ...
... the old color of the front having been completely restored away. Such interest as it superficially possesses it derives from a fine mediaeval tower ...
... speaking, in the garden, but faces it, straddling across the place by which you approach it from the town), an equestrian statue of that monarch ...
... on one side only (toward the river) by a large fragment of wall and a very massive dungeon. There are benches placed in the lee of the wall, and ...
... dispenser of lumps of sugar has distracted me a little for I am still not sufficiently historical. Before going to the cafe I had dined, and before dining ...
... Yet its lords (who, however, as I have said, were able to present a long list of subject towns, most of them, though a few are renowned, unknown ...
... a canopy of olives, and, for a couch, the soil of Provence. When I came back to Avignon the twilight was already thick but I walked up to the ...
... the proscenium is rather less than one would have supposed. In other words, the stage was very shallow, and appears to have been ar- ranged for a number ...
... would surely be more to the point. I stopped at Beaune in pursuit of the picturesque, but I might almost have seen the little I discovered without stop- ...