Froth on the daydream by Boris Vian

Froth on the Daydream (French: L'Écume des Jours) is a 1947 novel by the French author Boris Vian. It tells the story of a man who marries a woman, who develops an illness that can only be treated by surrounding her with flowers. The book has been translated three times into English, under different titles. Stanley Chapman's translation was titled Froth on the Daydream; Brian Harper's was titled Foam of the Daze (TamTam Books). The book has been the basis for three feature films and an opera.

The 583rd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 10th on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  2. - 66th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  3. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Froth on the Daydream Paperback 4759124 $100.55
Froth on the daydream Hardcover 13247642 $75.00 1967
Froth on the Daydream Paperback 2710416 $248.79 $55.99 1988