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Yellow Stack of Six French Books. Emile Zola, Anatole France, Alfred de Musset.

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A stack of six antique French books in faded creamy vanilla/yellow tones. They are "aged to perfection" and look lovely tied up with twine and displayed on a coffee table, sideboard, mantelpiece, bedside table or dresser. The covers have faded with time to subtle, dusky, soft shades and the pages are yellowed with age, with age spots. They make excellent film and photo props and would be ideal for a boho, or shabby chic, themed wedding as a table centerpiece decoration.

The six books are all paperback editions, distressed from years of genuine use. Most importantly they have that "old book smell" reminiscent of libraries and bookshops from a by-gone era - fabulously comforting.

The titles are:

La Joie de Vivre, Émile Zola (1957 edition.) Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola (2 April 1840 – 29 September 1902) was a French novelist, journalist, playwright, the best-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism. La Joie de Vivre (The Joy of Living) is the twelfth novel in the Rougon-Macquart series*.

Une Page d'Amour, Émile Zola (c. 1957 edition.) Une page d'amour is the eighth novel in the Rougon-Macquart series*, set among the petite bourgeoisie in Second Empire suburban Paris.

*Les Rougon-Macquart is the collective title given to a cycle of twenty novels by French writer Émile Zola. Subtitled Histoire naturelle et sociale d'une famille sous le Second Empire (Natural and social history of a family under the Second Empire), it follows the lives of the members of the two titular branches of a fictional family living during the Second French Empire (1852–1870) and is one of the most prominent works of the French naturalism literary movement.

Monsieur Bergeret à Paris, Anatole France (1917 edition.) Anatole France (16 April 1844 – 12 October 1924) was a French poet, journalist, and novelist with several best-sellers. Ironic and sceptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He was a member of the Académie française and won the 1921 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his brilliant literary achievements, characterized as they are by a nobility of style, a profound human sympathy, grace, and a true Gallic temperament". This is the 4th book in his series: "L'Histoire contemporaine" (A Chronicle of our own times), written in 1901.

L'Anneau d'améthyste (The Amethyst Ring), Anatole France (1916 edition.) This is the 3rd novel in the series: "L'Histoire contemporaine", written in 1899.

Le Mannequin d'osier (The Wicker-Work Woman), Anatole France (1916 edition.) This is the 2nd novel in the series: "L'Histoire contemporaine", written in 1897.

Poésies Nouvelles, 1836-1852, Alfred de Musset (1938 edition.) Alfred Louis Charles de Musset-Pathay (11 December 1810 – 2 May 1857) was a French dramatist, poet, and novelist. He was the librarian of the French Ministry of the Interior under the July Monarchy. This book is a selection of his poetry from the early 1800's.

If you wish to display them altogether, in a bundle, you will need a minimum space of 14cms/ 5½" high x 19cms/ 7½" long x 13cms/ 5" deep.
They weigh 2.1kgs/ 4.6lbs.

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