They Eat Horses Don T They

Author: Piu Marie Eatwell
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466854936
Size: 74.33 MB
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They Eat Horses, Don't They?:The Truth About the French tells you what life in France is really like. Do the French eat horses? Do French women bare all on the beach? What is a bidet really used for? In this hilarious and informative book, Piu Marie Eatwell reveals the truth behind forty-five myths about the French, from the infamous horsemeat banquets of the nineteenth century that inspired an irrepressible rumor, to breaking down our long-held beliefs about French history and society (the French are a nation of cheese-eating surrender monkeys, right?). Eatwell lived in France for many years and made the most of long French weekends, extended holidays, and paid time off to sit on French beaches, evaluate the sexual allure of the French men and women around her, and, of course, scan café menus for horses and frogs. As a result, They Eat Horses, Don't They? reveals a fascinating picture of historical and contemporary France—a country that has both changed radically in the twenty-first century, but yet still retains much of the mystery, romance, and allure that has seduced foreigners for decades. Truth, as always, is stranger than fiction. . . .

Martin Eden English French Edition Illustrated

Author: Jack London
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1944333940
Size: 49.44 MB
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Living in Oakland at the beginning of the 20th century, Martin Eden struggles to rise above his destitute, proletarian circumstances through an intense and passionate pursuit of self-education, hoping to achieve a place among the literary elite. His principal motivation is his love for Ruth Morse. Because Eden is a rough, uneducated sailor from a working-class background and the Morses are a bourgeois family, a union between them would be impossible unless and until he reached their level of wealth and refinement. Martin Eden est un jeune marin d'Oakland né dans les bas-fonds. Sa vie est faite d'aventures, de voyages, mais aussi de brutalité et de travail. C'est ainsi, qu'il défend un jeune homme lors d'une rixe. Celui-ci issu de la classe aisée, l'invite chez lui à dîner pour le remercier. À cette occasion Martin rencontre sa sœur Ruth Morse, jeune fille délicate issue d'une famille bourgeoise dont il tombe amoureux. Il décide de s'instruire pour la conquérir.