Author(s): Alphonse Daudet
Alphonse Daudet's novels established him as the most successful writer in France by the end of the XIX century. Throughout his working life in Paris Daudet never lost his almost umbilical attachment to Provence. Here, he presents tales of that region that are characterised by tenderness and delicacy, as well as wistfulness and wry humour.
Alphonse Daudet was born at Nimes in 1840. He is chiefly remembered today for LETTERS FROM MY WINDMILL which appeared in 1866, and for his Tartarin novels, a sequence of burlesque tales of Provencal life. Daudet died in 1897.