Book Reviews of Madame Bovary, C'est Moi: The Great Characters of Literature and Where They Came From

Madame Bovary, C'est Moi: The Great Characters of Literature and Where They Came From
Madame Bovary C'est Moi The Great Characters of Literature and Where They Came From
Author: Andre Bernard
ISBN-13: 9780393051810
ISBN-10: 0393051811
Publication Date: 12/2003
Pages: 128
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: W. W. Norton Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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I enjoyed this book, I was fascinated by the stories about how various book characters came to have their name, and where the authors came up with story ideas. Hercule Poirot was based on the Belgian refugees Agatha Christie saw around her town, and she made him a fussy, neat freak that was the opposite of herself.
reviewed Madame Bovary, C'est Moi: The Great Characters of Literature and Where They Came From on + 44 more book reviews
In short blurbs, the author has given background information as to where characters' namees might have come. It is easy reading, and intriguing.
For readers... and writers... it shows where literary influence derives.
Easy reading!