The Greatest Books From 1910 to 1919 Written by French Authors

  1. 1 . In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust

    Swann's Way, the first part of A la recherche de temps perdu, Marcel Proust's seven-part cycle, was published in 1913. In it, Proust introduces the themes that run through the entire work. The narr...

  2. 2 . Alcools by Guillaume Apollinaire

    Guiilaume Apollinaire, a leading figure amongst the young writers and artists in France until his death in 1918, published 'Alcools', his first book of poems, in 1913. With its wide range of verse ...

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  3. 3 . The Wanderer by Henri Alain-Fournier

    Le Grand Meaulnes is the only novel by French author Alain-Fournier. Fifteen-year-old François Seurel narrates the story of his relationship with seventeen-year-old Augustin Meaulnes as Meaulnes se...

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  4. 4 . Calligrammes by Guillaume Apollinaire

    Calligrammes, subtitled Poems of Peace and War 1913-1916, is a collection of poems by Guillaume Apollinaire which was first published in 1918 (see 1918 in poetry). Calligrammes is noted for how the...

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  5. 5 . Under Fire by Henri Barbusse

    Under Fire: The Story of a Squad (French: Le Feu: journal d'une escouade) by Henri Barbusse (December 1916), was one of the first novels about World War I to be published. Although it is fiction, t...

  6. 6 . Locus Solus by Raymond Roussel

    Locus Solus is a 1914 French novel by Raymond Roussel.

  7. 7 . Impressions of Africa by Raymond Roussel

    The first of Roussel's two major prose works, Impressions of Africa is not, as the title may suggest, a conventional travel account, but an adventure story put together in a highly individual fashi...

  8. 8 . Fantômas by Marcel Allain, Pierre Souvestre

    Fantômas (French: [fɑ̃tomas]) is a fictional character created by French writers Marcel Allain (1885–1969) and Pierre Souvestre (1874–1914). One of the most popular characters in the history of Fr...