L'homme qui rit, Victor Hugo
On July 19th at 5pm, come to our Book Club at cSPACE! Each month, you will discover a new book from a French-speaking author and talk about it in French.
A novel by one of the greatest French authors
Ursus lives in a caravan, which he conveys to holiday fairs and markets throughout southern England, where he sells folk remedies. The action moves to an English sea coast, on the night of January 29, 1690. A group of wanderers are urgently loading a ship for departure. A boy, ten years old, is among their company, but they leave him behind and cast off. The desperate boy, barefoot and starving, wanders through a snowstorm and reaches a gibbet, where he finds the corpse of a hanged criminal. The dead man is wearing shoes: utterly worthless to him now, yet precious to this boy. In the meantime, the wanderers’ ship sinks after a long struggle with the sea in the English Channel. After walking some more, the boy finds a ragged woman, frozen to death.
This is FREE for members (level B1 minimum).
If you want to become a member of the Alliance Française, follow this LINK.
Please read the book before attending. Note that the book club will open with 3 or more students!
If you can't find a copy, you can go to our partner Owl's Nest Books in Brittania (SW) to order one. You'll have 10% discount on the book when you show your membership card!
To see the list of books we studied in the past book club, click here.