Nobody's Boy

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Buccaneer Books, 1998 - Fiction - 307 pages
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User Review  - hbergander - LibraryThing

Story of a homeless boy in the France of the 19th century. Comparable to Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist, as both novels are exact portrayals of the social and political background. Read full review

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perfect book to shift from fairy tales to more realistic stories for children xD. nice balance of actions and emotions, calmness and depth for a child. Every character, every animal, every scene is ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Hector Malot (1830-1907) was a French writer born in La Bouille, Seine-Maritime. He studied law in Rouen and Paris, but eventually literature became his passion. He worked as a dramatic critic for Lloyd Francais and as a literary critic for "L'Opinion Nationale." His first book, published in 1859, was" Les Amants." Malot eventually wrote more than 70 books. By far his most famous book is "Sans Famille" ("Nobody's Boy, " 1878), which deals with the travels of the young orphan Remi, who is sold to the street musician Vitalis at age 10. "Sans Famille" gained fame as a children's book, though it was not originally intended as such. He announced his retirement as an author of fiction in 1895, but in 1896 he returned with the novel "L'amour Dominateur" as well as the account of his literary life "Le Roman de mes Romans" (The Novel of my Novels).

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