BOOK REVIEW · 14. August 2018
I read The Sorrows of Young Werther because it has to be read. The first pages bothered me by the condescending tone of the author towards people of “lower condition” than him. But I persevered and ... I did well! I understand that this book has passed the centuries. It is the story of an unhappy love lived by a young man rich enough to have nothing else to do but to sigh after the woman of his dreams, the perfect woman, who would exist, thus! Don’t look for humour in this book, what...
05. August 2018
Manuscript Flaubert, Sentimental Education
Oh, I who adore Flaubert! how is it that I haven’t liked The Sentimental Education? We wish so much we loved everything that comes from the ones we love, do we? The Sentimental Education is the journey of a young man — Frederic, the man of all weaknesses — and other men, who dreams of great love and life, but who deliberately spoils himself in sordid loves. Indeed, the woman he loves is married and their love is impossible. Without living like a monk, the young man, whom Flaubert...
03. August 2018
Gabrielle Dubois author, historical fiction novel. Where are you roaming
Whatever one may say, I like Louise Saint-Quentin, the story that freed me. I have a job that is enough for my needs, so no goal of survival forced me to write this story. If Louise Saint-Quentin is valuable to me, it is because at no time did I think that there could be any consequences for this work, be it publication or rejection of publishers, success or failure; since never during the writing, the historical researches or bibliographical readings, did I think that I would let read what...
BOOK REVIEW · 04. July 2018
Jamaica’s motto is: "Out of Many One People" … and indeed, what a particular island we discover through this novel: an island inhabited by Blacks, Whites, slaves from Africa, Spanish first settlers, English who seized the island afterwards, French people, Chinese and Indian laborers, as many as different colors and cultures, this could be a paradise but Men being what they are, it’s most often a hell. In this fiction, Antoinette Cosway, a creole girl, tells her childhood at Coulibri...
BOOK REVIEW · 24. June 2018
Gabrielle Dubois' review: Wuthering Heights: “This is certainly a beautiful country! In all England, I do not believe that I could have fixed on a situation so completely removed from the stir of society. A perfect misanthropist’s heaven…” Here’s the first sentence of the novel and it gives us the tone: Heaven or hell? Desolate or romantic land? Love or hate? Humanity or animality? Wuthering Heights is a mixture and a permanent battle between each of these opposites. Nothing is flat,...
BOOK REVIEW · 03. June 2018
Enchanted April
BOOK REVIEW · 09. May 2018
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
In Italy, in 1860, a decadent and impoverished aristocracy, deaf to the upheavals of the world, still reigns over Sicily. But the disembarkation of the troops of the republican Giuseppe Garibaldi who wants to reunify Italy divided into several kingdoms,
23. April 2018
Mistress Mine, historical novel by Gabrielle Dubois author
It has been very difficult to find a title for the historical novel Mistress Mine, the first of the two parts series Louise Saint-Quentin. Indeed, there are so many different characters in Mistress Mine: females, males, young ladies, wise women, a composer, a shipowner, a painter, a hero; so many different places too: French countryside, Paris, France, Polynesia, Australia… The story takes place before Mistress Mine’s heroine birth, until she’s twenty: she evolves a lot. A title must...
22. April 2018
Claude Monet The Magpie
A winter of twelve years old Alexandre Dumas During the 1814-1815 winter, Alexandre Dumas was 12 years old. Unbeknownst to his mother, he began hunting with a gun, around his village of Villers-Cotterêts. Mr. Montagnon, a friend of the village, had given him a real shotgun rifle. It was a cane-rifle, the barrel of which was held in the hand, and the butt was put in one’s pocket. As soon as a bird appeared, the rifle was mounted, and its owner became a hunter. As soon as the hunter saw...

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