Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
The Mysteries of Paris
The Mysteries of Paris | Eugne Sue
9 posts | 4 read | 9 to read
LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
review
CallMeIshmael
post image
Pickpick

Finally finished this behemoth 1363 pages of amazement. Written in the mid 1800s as weekly newspaper serial that soon captivated Europe and then the world. This story is the ancestor of many modern dramas including Batman, Shawshank Redemption, and the list goes on and on. So grateful penguin classics chose to republish this work. I loved loved this book

Ladygodiva7 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
23 likes1 comment
blurb
CallMeIshmael
post image

A nice sour and a wonderful book

blurb
Chittavrtti
post image

I‘ve had this book for years. Finally decided to start reading it today. I‘ll keep going but it is stilted, melodramatic, and just not what I thought it was. The most similar writing I can think of is the Lupin series by Maurice Le Blanc.

2 likes1 stack add
blurb
CallMeIshmael
post image

Omg this book is so good, so much better than I even had hoped.

22 likes1 stack add
blurb
CallMeIshmael
post image

Been wanting this behemoth for quite a while, going to make a good fall read

18 likes2 stack adds
blurb
Betty
post image

Oh.My! What a wonderful international collection of books! Did you knit the book sleeve, @JulietteGF ? Lady Bird Earl Grey tea. French chocolate biscuits, I‘ve eaten two already. Coffee, a candle and a tote. I‘m so spoiled with this #myfavoritebookswap! Merci!

Adventures-of-a-French-Reader Glad you like everything, yes I knitted the book sleeve ;) I'm going to open yours soon!!! 4y
76 likes3 comments
blurb
Faibka
post image

Just love magazines about books and couldn't resist to borrow this one, will need to brush up on my French though... Which other bookish magazines would you recommend? :)

Adventures-of-a-French-Reader In French, the others I could lend you are Lire and Le Magazine littéraire. In English, I like Bookmarks, but honestly I didn't find one that I like as much as Books ;) 6y
Faibka @JulietteGF Yes, I loved this one! :D Merci! 😊 6y
10 likes2 comments
blurb
SharonGoforth
post image

So this flung itself at me when I passed it on the bookstore shelf earlier today...at 1,359 pages, it hurt just a little but it managed to stick and come home with me. Anyone familiar with it? It was a newspaper serialization between 1842-1843. Supposedly the inspiration for Les Mis and The Count of Monte Cristo. At any rate, it sounds great!

Adventures-of-a-French-Reader Hi, I've read this book in French at the age of 16, and I keep a wonderful memory of it! I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did ;) 6y
SharonGoforth @JulietteGF I'm sure I will, thanks! 6y
38 likes3 stack adds2 comments
blurb
writingmiranda
post image

I can't wait to start this beautiful monster of a book.