Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9781908323132

Leon and Louise

Capus, Alex

3.76 avg rating
( 1,128 ratings by GoodReads )
Not the book you're looking for? Search for all books with this author and title
Image Not Available


Longlisted for the German Book Prize.


A life-long love affair that survives the tribulations of two World Wars, Léon and Louise tells the story of Alex Capus' French grandfather. It charmed readers in Germany, where it sold nearly two hundred thousand copies and, in the year following publication, never left the Der Spiegel bestseller list.


Summer 1918. The First World War is drawing to a close when Léon falls in love with Louise Janvier. Both are severely wounded by German artillery fire, are separated, and believe each other to be dead. Briefly reunited two decades later, the lovers are torn apart again by Louise's refusal to destroy Léon's marriage and the German invasion of France. Through occupied Paris during the Second World War, where Léon struggles against the abhorrent tasks imposed on him by the SS, and the wilds of Africa, where Louise confronts the hardships of her primitive environment, they battle the vicissitudes of history and the passage of time for the survival of their love.


Léon and Louise's is an enduring passion and an enchanting tale of love's triumph against improbable odds. It is a story masterfully told. Alex Capus' poetic, understated language is beautifully translated by John Brownjohn.


Alex Capus is the author of Sailing by Starlight.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

Summer 1918. The First World War is drawing to a close when Léon Le Gall, a French teenager from Cherbourg who has dropped out of school and left home, falls in love with Louise Janvier. Both are severely wounded by German artillery fire, are separated, and believe each other to be dead. Briefly reunited two decades later, the two lovers are torn apart again by Louise's refusal to destroy Léon's marriage and by the German invasion of France. In occupied Paris during the Second World War, where Léon struggles against the abhorrent tasks imposed upon him by the SS, and the wilds of Africa, where Louise confronts the hardships of her primitive environment, they battle the vicissitudes of history and the passage of time for the survival of their love.

About the Author:

Alex Capus: Alex Capus (born France, 1961) is a French-Swiss novelist who writes in German. He studied History, Philosopy and Anthropology at Basel University before embarking on a career in journalism. He published his first novel Munzinger Pascha in 1997. His translated works include Sailing by Starlight: In Search of Treasure Island and A Matter of Time. Leon and Louise was recently longlisted for the German Book Prize.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$
US$ 10.36

Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Capus, Alex Author
Published by Haus Publishing Limited, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 1908323132 ISBN 13: 9781908323132
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Haus Publishing Limited, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 130 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Summer 1918. The First World War is drawing to a close when Leon Le Gall, a French teenager from Cherbourg who has dropped out of school and left home, falls in love with Louise Janvier. Both are severely wounded by German artillery fire, are separated, and believe each other to be dead. Briefly reunited two decades later, the two lovers are torn apart again by Louise s refusal to destroy Leon s marriage and by the German invasion of France. In occupied Paris during the Second World War, where Leon struggles against the abhorrent tasks imposed upon him by the SS, and the wilds of Africa, where Louise confronts the hardships of her primitive environment, they battle the vicissitudes of history and the passage of time for the survival of their love. Bookseller Inventory # AA79781908323132

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Capus, Alex Author
Published by Haus Publishing (2013)
ISBN 10: 1908323132 ISBN 13: 9781908323132
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Travel-Bookshop
(Hertfordshire, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Haus Publishing, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand new books and maps available immediately from a reputable and well rated UK bookseller - not sent from the USA; despatched promptly and reliably worldwide by Royal Mail; Bookseller Inventory # ESB02159781908323132

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.31
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Capus, Alex Author
Published by Haus Publishing Limited, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 1908323132 ISBN 13: 9781908323132
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Haus Publishing Limited, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 130 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Summer 1918. The First World War is drawing to a close when Leon Le Gall, a French teenager from Cherbourg who has dropped out of school and left home, falls in love with Louise Janvier. Both are severely wounded by German artillery fire, are separated, and believe each other to be dead. Briefly reunited two decades later, the two lovers are torn apart again by Louise s refusal to destroy Leon s marriage and by the German invasion of France. In occupied Paris during the Second World War, where Leon struggles against the abhorrent tasks imposed upon him by the SS, and the wilds of Africa, where Louise confronts the hardships of her primitive environment, they battle the vicissitudes of history and the passage of time for the survival of their love. Bookseller Inventory # AA79781908323132

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Capus, Alex Author
Published by Haus Publishing Limited (2013)
ISBN 10: 1908323132 ISBN 13: 9781908323132
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
PBShop.co.uk Ltd
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Haus Publishing Limited, 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781908323132

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Capus, Alex Author
Published by Univ of Chicago Pr (2012)
ISBN 10: 1908323132 ISBN 13: 9781908323132
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Chicago Pr, 2012. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # KS-9781908323132

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Capus, Alex Author
Published by Haus Publishing
ISBN 10: 1908323132 ISBN 13: 9781908323132
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Haus Publishing. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1908323132 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 16030355

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Capus, Alex Author
ISBN 10: 1908323132 ISBN 13: 9781908323132
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 5659618

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Capus, Alex Author
Published by Haus Publishing Limited
ISBN 10: 1908323132 ISBN 13: 9781908323132
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Rating
[?]

Book Description Haus Publishing Limited. Book Condition: New. 2012. Original. Paperback. . . . . . Over 350,000 customers served online!. Bookseller Inventory # V9781908323132

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Capus, Alex Author
Published by Haus Publishing (2012)
ISBN 10: 1908323132 ISBN 13: 9781908323132
New Paperback Quantity Available: 6
Seller
Murray Media
(MIAMI SHORES, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Haus Publishing, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 1908323132

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 0.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Capus, Alex Author
Published by Haus Publishing (2013)
ISBN 10: 1908323132 ISBN 13: 9781908323132
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Haus Publishing, 2013. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GA9781908323132

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.35
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book