Letters from my Windmill

Letters from my Windmill

by Alphonse Daudet
     
 

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Letters from My Windmill (French: Lettres de mon moulin) is a collection of short stories by Alphonse Daudet first published in its entirety in 1869. Some of the stories had been published earlier in newspapers or journals such as Le Figaro and L'Evénement as early as 1865.

The stories are all told by the author in the first person, typically addressing a

Overview

Letters from My Windmill (French: Lettres de mon moulin) is a collection of short stories by Alphonse Daudet first published in its entirety in 1869. Some of the stories had been published earlier in newspapers or journals such as Le Figaro and L'Evénement as early as 1865.

The stories are all told by the author in the first person, typically addressing a Parisian reader. The author, having relocated his home from Paris, recounts short bucolic tales about his new life in Provence as well as his trips to Corsica and French Algeria. Considered to be light-hearted, and often a bit tongue-in-cheek, the stories vary from day-to-day events in southern France to Provençal folktales, and often feature professions and faunal references characteristic of Provence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617207174
Publisher:
Wilder Publications
Publication date:
04/23/2012
Pages:
122
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

Meet the Author

Alphonse Daudet wurde am 13.05.1840 in Nîmes/Provence geboren;
er starb am 16.12.1897 in Paris.

Alphonse verlebte seine Kindheit in Lyon. Nach dem Bankrott seines Vaters war er 1856 gezwungen,
die Schule zu verlassen. Er arbeitete dann als Amtsdiener in Alès.

1857 zog er nach Paris zu seinem älteren Bruder Ernest.
Alphonse begann dort seine schriftstellerische Tätigkeit.
1860 wurde er Sekretär des Herzogs von Morny, von der Pension nach dem Tode des Herzogs konnte er seine schriftstellerische Tätigkeit finanzieren.

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