Madame Bovary, C'est Moi by Andre Bernard
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Madame Bovary, C'est Moi
By Andre Bernard

Madame Bovary, C'est Moi

The Great Characters of Literature and Where They Came from

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Madame Bovary, C'est Moi by Andre Bernard

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A delightful compendium of wit and information, this book takes us on a casual stroll through literary history as the world's most successful writers sought just the right name, or just the right tone, or just the right prop, for the hero or heroine of their works. How did Nero Wolfe in Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout end up with the name of a Roman emperor? Was Tolstoy's Anna Karenina based on a real person? Why was Hercule Poirot, the great inspector in the mysteries of Agatha Christie, a Belgian rather than a Frenchman? Why was Long John Silver missing a foot? Under what circumstances did J. R. R. Tolkien conceive of a "hobbit"? In this charming collection of anecdotes, we are taken to the very heart of the mystery of literary creation. For as Virginia Woolf once wrote, "If the characters are real the novel will have a chance."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393051810
ISBN-10: 0393051811
Format: Hardback
(185mm x 134mm x 17mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 23-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Wreck of the Whaleship Essex by Andre Bernard Wreck of the Whaleship Essex, Hardback (August 1999)

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Now All We Need is a Title by Andre Bernard Now All We Need is a Title, Paperback (March 1997)

"An entertaining little book... It is a good thing that writers have to keep struggling for the right title, to judge from Bernard's amusing evidence."--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times

Art of Cinema by Andre Bernard Art of Cinema, Paperback (March 1994)

Film as poetry--poetry as film--from one of the great European Modernists.

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Author Biography - Andre Bernard

Andre Bernard is the trade publisher of Harcourt, a regular columnist for The American Scholar, and the author of Now All We Need Is a Title.

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