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Literary Paris: Novels set in Paris

Here’s a far from complete list of novels set in Paris:

  • Stephen Clarke: A Year in the Merde
  • Catherine Clément: Voyage de Théo (Theo’s Odyssey)
  • Jean Cocteau: Grand écart (The Miscreant)
  • Paulo Coelho: O Zahir (The Zahir)
  • Colette: Claudine à Paris (Claudine in Paris)
  • Colette: Chéri (Chéri)
  • Abha Dawesar: That Summer in Paris
  • Honoré de Balzac: Pick a title
  • Simone de Beauvoir: Les Mandarins (The Mandarins)
  • Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities
  • George Du Maurier: Trilby
  • Marguerite Duras: Pluie d’été (Summer Rain)
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti: Love in the Days of Rage
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Beautiful and the Damned
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald: Tender is the Night
  • Mary Flanagan: Adèle
  • Gustave Flaubert: L’Education sentimentale (Sentimental Education)
  • Frederick Forsyth: The Day of the Jackal
  • Peter Gadol: Light at Dusk
  • Mary Gaitskill: Veronica
  • André Gide: Les faux-monnayeurs (The Counterfeiters)
  • Peter Handke: Die Stunde der wahren Empfindung (A Moment of True Feeling)
  • Anne Hébert: Héloïse (Héloïse)
  • Ernest Hemingway: A Moveable Feast
  • Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises
  • G. A. Henty: A Girl of the Commune
  • Georgette Heyer: These Old Shades
  • Patricia Highsmith: Ripley Under Ground
  • Oscar Hijuelos: A Simple Habana Melody
  • Kate Horsley: Black Elk In Paris
  • Victor Hugo: Les Misérables
  • Victor Hugo: Notre Dame de Paris
  • Nancy Huston: Empreinte de l’ange (The Mark of the Angel)
  • J. K Huysmans: A vau-l’eau (Downstream; With the Flow)
  • Michael Ignatieff: Asya
  • Henry James: The Ambassadors
  • Ernst Jünger: Eine gefährliche Begegnung [A Dangerous Encounter]
  • John Lanchester: Debt to Pleasure
  • Wyndham Lewis: Tarr
  • Robet Ludlum: The Bourne Identity
  • W. Somerset Maugham: The Razor’s Edge
  • Guy de Maupassant: Bel-Ami
  • Mary McCarthy: Birds of America
  • Andrew Miller: Oxygen
  • Henry Miller: Tropic of Cancer
  • Nancy Mitford: Don’t Tell Alfred
  • Irène Némirovsky: Chiens et les loups (The Dogs And The Wolves)
  • Baroness Orczy: Scarlet Pimpernel novels
  • Cynthia Ozick: Foreign Bodies
  • Georges Perec: La vie : Mode d’emploi (Life: A User’s Manual)
  • Georges Perec: La disparition (A Void)
  • Erich Maria Remarque: Arc de triomphe (Arch of Triumph)
  • Jean Rhys: Quartet
  • Jean Rhys: Good Morning, Midnight
  • Anne Rice: The Vampire Armand
  • Mordecai Richler: Barney’s Version
  • Joseph Roth: Beichte eines Mörders (Confession of a Murderer)
  • Gilles Rozier: Un amour sans résistance (Love without Resistance)
  • Josh Russell: Yellow Jack
  • Juan José Saer: Pesquisa (The Investigation)
  • Françoise Sagan: Chagrin de passage (A Fleeting Sorrow)George Sand: Horace (Horace)
  • Jean-Paul Sartre: L’Age de raison (The Age of Reason)
  • Georges Simenon: The Maigret Novels
  • Susan Sontag: The Benefactor
  • Rose Tremain: The Way I Found Her
  • Margaret Vandenburg: An American in Paris
  • Paul West: Rat Man of Paris
  • Edith Wharton: A Son at the Front
  • William Wharton: Last Lovers
  • Emile Zola: L’Assommoir (The Drinking Den)
  • Emile Zola: Paris (Paris)

And if we must: Dan Brown: The Da Vinci Code. For even more, click here.

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