The Vintage edition and the Persephone edition contain 10 stories. Please do not combine with editions that contain a different selection of stories, or that contain additional stories. The 10 stories are: Dimanche = Sunday -- Les rivages heureux = Those happy shores -- Liens du sang = Flesh and blood -- Fraternité = Brotherhood -- La femme de don Juan = Don Juan's wife -- Le sortilège = The spell -- Le spectateur = The spectator -- Monsieur Rose = Mr. Rose -- La confidente = The confidante -- L'inconnu = The unknown soldier.
A never-before-translated collection by the bestselling author of Suite Française
Written between 1934 and 1942, these ten gem-like stories mine the same terrain of Némirovsky's bestselling novel Suite Française: a keen eye for the details of social class; the tensions between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives; the manners and mannerisms of the French bourgeoisie; questions of religion and personal identity. Moving from the drawing rooms of pre-war Paris to the lives of men and women in wartime France, here we find the beautiful work of a writer at the height of her tragically short career.
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Written between 1934 and 1942, moving from the drawing rooms of pre-war Paris to the lives of men and women in wartime France,these ten stories show a keen eye for the details of social class; the tensions between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives; the manners and mannerisms of the French bourgeoisie; questions of religion and personal identity.… (more)