Le Tour De La France Par Deux (French Edition)
Le Tour De La France Par Deux (French Edition)

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Le Tour De La France Par Deux (French Edition)

  • Publish Date: 2000-01-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: G. Bruno
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Book is in French. Le Tour de la France par deux enfants (1877) is a French novel/geography/travel/school book. It was written by Augustine Fouille (ne Tuillerie) who used the pseudonym of G. Bruno. She was the wife of Alfred Jules mile Fouille. The book was widely used in the schools of the Third Republic, where it was influential for generations of children in creating a sense of a unified nation of France. Its success was such that it reached a circulation of 6 million copies in 1900, by 1914 it sold 7 million copies, it was still used in schools until the 1950s and still in print to this day.[1] It was sometimes known as the little red book of the Republic. The story recounts the journey of two young brothers from Phalsbourg in Lorraine, Andrew and Julian Volden, who, following the annexation of the Alsace-Lorraine by the Prussians in the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War, and the death of their father, went in search of family members through the French provinces. The diversity of the people they meet lead them on to learn more. There are passages on the taste of local foods, the strange patois, mitigated by methodical learning. It is very patriotic and emphasises civic and moral education, as well as geography, science, history. The story teaches about monuments and symbols, exemplary lives of inventors, soldiers and patriot benefactors. They are very zealous to learn more about France. The accumulated wealth of knowledge: agriculture, home economics, hygiene... leads them to establish a perfect farm called La Grand'Lande , symbolic of the nation of France.

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