The Merry Month of May Author:James Jones Paris. May. 1968. This is the Paris of the barricaded boulevards; of rebelling students' strongholds; of the literati; the sexual anarchists; the leftists--written chillingly of a time in French history closely paralleling what America went through in the late 1960s. As the Revolution sweeps across Paris, the reader sees, feels, smells, and fear... more »s all the turmoil that was the May revolt, the frightening social quicksand of 1968. This classic Jones novel provides the vicarious thrill of being a bystander in this rare and volatile moment of freedom and anarchy.
Upon its initial publication in 1970, critics from the Denver Post, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and many other publications agreed that The Merry Month of May was Jones's best novel since From Here to Eternity.« less