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The violins of Saint-Jacques

Patrick Leigh Fermor

The violins of Saint-Jacques

a tale of theAntilles.

by Patrick Leigh Fermor

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Published by John Murray, Derek Verschoyle in London .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination139p.,ill.,23cm
Number of Pages139
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18830240M

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The tale she unfolds, set in the tropical luxury of the island of Saint-Jacques, is one of romantic intrigue and decadence involving the descendants of slaves and a fading French aristocracy. Then, on the night of the annual Mardi Gras ball, a whole .   The Violins of Saint-Jacques is a slim novel of beguiling contradictions. Though taking place largely over the course of one night, it still feels broad in scope, as the reverberations of that night ring out across the length of a well-traveled life.

The Violins of Saint-Jacques by Patrick Leigh Fermor. the sound of Dreyfus’ name is barely heard over the strains of violins at carnival time. will help you with any book or.   The Violins of Saint-Jacques captures the unforeseen drama of forces beyond human control. Originally published in , it was immediately hailed as a rare and exotic sweep of colour across the drab monochrome of the post-war years, and it .


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"A sojourn in the Caribbean inspired a travel book and a novella, set in on an island in the Antilles, about love and intrigue in the over-blown and over-mannered society of the French aristocracy The Violins of Saint-Jacques is a masterpiece in the minor mode.".Brand: New York Review Books.

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—Brian Vincent, The Globe and Mail [The Violins of Saint-Jacques] brings alive the glamour and the passions of the planters in their heyday. This tale of a whole rich island being destroyed by a volcanic eruption in the middle of a splendid planters’ ball is based on the true.

About The Violins of Saint-Jacques “Mr. Fermor’s elegant rococo fantasy about a volcanic eruption on an imaginary Caribbean island is just close enough to reality to raise a genuine shiver—possibly even a genuine tear. In truth, it is a small timeless masterpiece.” —Phoebe Lou Adams,  The Atlantic An NYRB Classics Original.

The Violins of Saint-Jacques, published infollows gilded Creole islanders for whom time seems to have stopped around the French Revolution. That is, until the island’s volcano rumbles Consider that your spoiler alert. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

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The Violins of Saint-Jacques captures the unforeseen drama of forces beyond human control. Originally published init was immediately hailed as a rare and exotic sweep of colour across the drab monochrome of the post-war years, and it has lost nothing of its original flavour. British author, scholar and : Bibulous-o-graphy for ‘The Violins of Saint-Jacques’ by Patrick Leigh Fermor.

You won’t find the Island of Saint-Jacques in any atlas. It exists only in the pages of this curious novella – slender but packed with luxurious description and madcap melodrama, it follows the gilded lives of islanders for whom time seems to have stopped around the French Revolution.

Set in the tropical luxury of the island of Saint-Jacques, hers is a tale of romantic intrigue and decadence amongst the descendents of slaves and a fading French aristocracy.

But on the night of the annual Mardi Gras ball, catastrophe overwhelms the island and the world she knew came to an abrupt and haunting end. A tale of the creole island of Saint-Jaques in the Antilles has all the glazed brilliance and sensuous sorcery of the tropics, along with the formal elegance of a residual Jacobean society there at the turn of the century.

It was here that Berthe de Rennes came as a young governess to the children of her cousins, the Count and Countess Serindan, to inspire not only a little culture. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Violins of Saint-Jacques (NYRB Classics) at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.4/5(12).

THE VIOLINS OF SAINT-JACQUES. GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe. Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. A volcano, miscellaneous wildlife, and island foodstuffs are the stars of this slim shard of Caribbean romance. Novel. The story begins with the meeting of an English traveler and an elderly French woman.

He is captivated by her painting of a busy Caribbean port in the shadow of a volcano. She then tells him the tale of the island of Saint-Jacques full of romantic intrigue and decadence, until it comes to a catastrophic and haunting end.

The violins of Saint-Jacques: a tale of the Antilles by Fermor, Patrick Leigh. Publication date Topics West Indies -- Fiction. Publisher New York: St. Martin's Press Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on October 9, SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages:.

The Violins of Saint-Jacques is a slim novel of beguiling contradictions. Though taking place largely over the course of one night, it still feels broad in scope, as the reverberations of that night ring out across the length of a well-traveled life.Author:Fermor, Patrick Leigh.

The Violins of Saint-Jacques. Book Binding:Paperback / softback. Book Condition:GOOD. World of Books USA was founded in All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard.Get this from a library! The violins of Saint-Jacques: a tale of the antilles. [Patrick Leigh Fermor] -- "This slim book starts with the meeting of an English traveler and an enigmatic elderly Frenchwoman on an Aegean island.

He is captivated by her painting of a busy Caribbean port in the shadow of a.