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Western Europe in Fiction
Canterbury Cathedral, by Oliver Rich
The Canterbury Tales by
Call Number: PR1870.A1 C6 1977b
Publication Date: 2008
Published in 1475, this collection of short stories has cemented itself as a staple in classic literature, transcending centuries with its prolific writing and relevant moral and political allegories.
The Frozen Thames by
Call Number: PR9199.3.H822 F76 2009
Publication Date: 2009
Short stories set over several hundred years on the frozen Thames river.
Flaubert's Parrot by
Call Number: PR6052.A6657 F56 1985
Publication Date: 1985
Follows English widower Geoffrey Braithwaite through his telling and retelling of Flaubert’s life as he searches across France for the author’s stuffed parrot.
The Man in the Iron Mask by
Call Number: PQ2229 .V4513 1944
Publication Date: 2001
The last novel of the serialized
books, concluding the musketeers epic adventures.
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The Book of Ebenezer le Page by
Call Number: PR6055.D87 B6 1981
Publication Date: 1981
A fictionalized autobiography about a man’s life in Guernsey from the late nineteenth century to the 1960s.
Frlm: The Man in the Iron Mask
The Man in the Iron Mask, 1998, United Artists.
A film adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' famous conclusion to the
Three Muskateerstrilogy. This film contains stars Leonardo DiCaprio as King Louis XIV, and John Malkovich as Athos, a man out for vengence against the kind's murdurous and tyrannical rule. Find this video at https://youtu.be/yAEQafvL6nQ
Welcome to Your Journey through Western Europe
Sam Kirk Reference and Information Literacy Librarian Librarian for Literature in English
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Penn Alumni Travel Website.
Travel and Culture
Boats on Thames, by @Doug88888
Western Europe by
Publication Date: 2013
A detailed itinerary of what all travelers must do and see while exploring through Europe, including tips to discover the most alluring restaurants, beautiful scenery, and cultural insights.
Watching the English by
Publication Date: 2014
A sociological and witty examination of English culture and codes of behavior that might perplex the international tourist.
Germany: Unraveling an Enigma by
Publication Date: 2000
Author Greg Needs explores the culture and customs of this great country, unraveling Germany's history and the events which influenced the development of present-day society.
Brit-Think, Ameri-Think by
Publication Date: 2003
A fun and provocative comparison of American and English cultures, including discussions on differing celebrity icons, national values, and general rules of conduct.
Double Cross by
Call Number: D810.S8 M237 2012
Publication Date: 2012
An enthralling narrative history of the roll of deception and intelligence work in the Allies victory at D-Day.
Night Walking by
Call Number: PR830.L65 B43 2015
Publication Date: 2015
A literary history of writers who walked the city of London at night.
Cross River Traffic by
Publication Date: 2005
A history of bridges that cross the Thames with quirky stories and sociological insights.
Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartes
Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartes, 1913, by Henry Adams
A classic study of thirteenth century France through its great cathedrals – explores history, travel, poetry, and architecture.
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