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Literature The Best Novels About Paris  

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List Rules Fiction books that use Paris as a setting or major theme

This list is about the best books about Paris; it answers the question, “What are the best novels about Paris?” This famous French city is most popular for the Eiffel Tower, Moulin Rouge and the Louvre. Also referred to as the “City of Love”, the city’s famous artisans have been renowned for centuries. Writers like Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas were each inspired by Paris, and included it as settings in their most famous novels. The city is well-known for being particularly accepting and supportive to artists; many of them have flooded the gates of Paris in order to bask in its inspiring creative culture. The American novelist Ernest Hemingway, like many other writers emigrated to Paris, where he was introduced to such varying cultural figures such as Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, James Joyce, and Gertrude Stein, who later became his mentor. The author James Joyce also flooded to Paris and lived there for over twenty years; he finished his novel “Ulysses” while there. Perhaps the most well-known fictional novel set in Paris is Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables,” which details the epic period of the French Revolution. It is a beautiful story of heroism, love and faithfulness at its finest. Whether you’re searching for action, adventure or romance, there is a novel about Paris waiting for you to read!

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The Three Muskateers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
The Three Muskateers Alexandre Dumas

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A Tale of Two Cities is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens

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The Sun Also Rises is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Novels About Paris

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Les Misérables is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Les Miserables Victor Hugo

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Perfume is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Perfume Patrick Süskind

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Down and Out in Paris and Lond... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Novels About Paris

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The Count of Monte Cristo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas

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A Moveable Feast is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
A Moveable Feast Ernest Hemingway

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Madeline is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Madeline Ludwig Bemelmans

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Journey to the End of the Nigh... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
2probb added Journey to the End of the Night Louis-Ferdinand Céline

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The Scarlet Pimpernel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
The Scarlet Pimpernel Baroness Emma Orczy

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The Phantom of the Opera is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
slaft added The Phantom of the Opera Gaston Leroux

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The Mandarins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
The Mandarins Simone de Beauvoir

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Best Paris Stories is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
John Butler added Best Paris Stories Winning short stories of the 2011 Paris Short Story Contest with works by Jeannine Alter, Bob Levy, Lisa Burkitt - BEST PARIS STORIES: delightful snippets of Parisian life For some, Paris is home, for others, merely a dream. For Gaston, it is a bench, the anchor of his life. For Sue, a romantic city filled with scandalous, dark-eyed ...

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Djinn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
2probb added Djinn Alain Robbe-Grillet

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The Woman in the Fifth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
The Woman in the Fifth Douglas Kennedy

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Le Père Goriot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Le Père Goriot Honoré de Balzac

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The Girl with No Shadow CD is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Novels About Paris

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Nana is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Nana Émile Zola

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Giovanni's Room is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Giovanni's Room James Baldwin

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Le Divorce is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Le Divorce Diane Johnson

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Gigi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Gigi Colette

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The Red and the Black is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Novels About Paris

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In Search of Lost Time is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
In Search of Lost Time Marcel Proust

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Le Colonel Chabert is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Le Colonel Chabert Honoré de Balzac

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Our Lady of the Flowers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Novels About Paris

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Les Liaisons dangereuses is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Les Liaisons dangereuses Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

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Suite Française is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Suite Française Irène Némirovsky

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The Pigeon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
The Pigeon Patrick Süskind

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Anna and the French Kiss is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Anna and the French Kiss Stephanie Perkins

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Lovesong is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Lovesong Alex Miller

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Best%20Paris%20Stories is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
John Butler added Best%20Paris%20Stories

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Babylon Revisited and Other St... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Novels About Paris

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Hopscotch is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Hopscotch Julio Cortázar

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Almost French: Love and a New ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Novels About Paris

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Bel-Ami is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Bel-Ami Guy de Maupassant