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Alumni Travel Reading: Stepping Stones of Western Europe

Western Europe in Fiction

Canterbury Cathedral, by Oliver Rich

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

Welcome to Your Journey through Western Europe

Tower Bridge in London at night

Tower Bridge, by jim crossley


Sam Kirk
Reference and Information Literacy Librarian
Librarian for Literature in English

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Collections Assistant

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Travel and Culture

Four rowboats from above

Boats on Thames, by @Doug88888

Historical Novels

Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartes

Cover art for "Mont Saint Michel and Charles"

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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