Clochemerle Babylon, Gabriel Chevallier


A first edition of Gabriel Chevallier’s famous satirical novel set in the rural French village of Clochemerle.

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Clochemerle Babylon, Gabriel Chevallier, First Edition

Gabriel Chevallier’s original and famous satirical novel Clochemerle was first published in 1934. It has been translated into more than twenty-six languages and sold several million copies.

In this second novel things have changed in the village of Clochemerle since the building of the urinal caused so much trouble in the first book. The jazz age has reached the village, the girls dance to new tunes, the motor car has arrived in rural France. The arrival of electricity, the telephone and the cinema effect the village – and the fun continues.

There was a twenty year wait for this second book. The humour in Clochemerle Babylon is just the same in the hands of Gabriel Chevallier (1895-1969).

This is a first edition hardback with a dust-jacket designed by Osbert Lancaster. Published by Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, London, 1955.

The dust-jacket is slightly torn at the top. The spine has darkened. However, this jacket does add to the charm of this book and its content. The inside pages are clean and in very good condition.

If you are an admirer of Gabriel Chevallier’s Clochemerle stories you will enjoy reading this copy.

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