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The violins of Saint-Jacques a tale of the Antilles. by Patrick Leigh Fermor

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Published by John Murray in London .
Written in English


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Pagination139 p.
Number of Pages139
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Open LibraryOL14953500M

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The Violins of Saint-Jacques [Patrick Leigh Fermor] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Violins of Saint-Jacques/5(35). The Violins of Saint-Jacques, the book I am reviewing here, is his only novel. The narrator of the book spends part of his holiday on an Aegean island. He gets acquainted with Berthe, an elderly French lady who lives permanently on the island and who is a very respected figure there/5.   "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. The violins of Saint-Jacques: a tale of the Antilles (German) Hardcover – January 1, by Patrick Leigh FERMOR (Author)/5(35).

The Violins of Saint-Jacques is a masterpiece in the minor mode. —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 in , follows 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 .

‎The Violins of Saint-Jacques on Apple Books ‎"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.". "[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 story of the annihilation in ".   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 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.