Most Popular French Stories

French literature, like its English counterpart, had a fair number of famous French novels, there are also innumerable poems and plays, Many famous French novels like Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera are household names.

Here is a list of the most beloved of French stories.
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1. Victor Hugo’s Classics

Hugo wrote several novels but the most beloved are ‘The Hunchback of Notre-Dame’ and ‘Les Miserables’. Hugo’s novels addressed stories of people who lived in Paris and include facts about history of the time.


2. La Petit Prince

Though considered a children’s book, the story and the illustrations can captivate readers of all ages. Stories are themed on friendship and love.


3. The Three Musketeers

A timeless classic penned by Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers is an adventure story but has a web of complex themes embedded within it.


4. The Count Of Monte Cristo

Set in France, Italy, and the Mediterranean islands, this adventure novel begins just before Napolean returned to power after his exile. The themes of this book by Alexandre Dumas are justice, mercy, hope, and forgiveness.


5. The Stranger

Written by Albert Camus who is heralded as the leader of French Surrealist movement. He was a philosopher-writer and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.

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