Ariane, jeune fille russe (novel)

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Ariane, jeune fille russe is a 1920 novel by the French tennis player and writer Jean Schopfer, published under the pseudonym Claude Anet. It follows a young Russian woman who encounters a Don Juan and falls in love with him.

In Vladimir Nabokov’s 1930 short novel, The Eye, two of the female characters are reading Ariane, jeune fille russe.


The novel has been adapted into film several times. In 1931 the German film Ariane was made, with an English-language version The Loves of Ariane and a French Ariane, jeune fille russe. All three were directed by Paul Czinner and two starred Elisabeth Bergner. In 1957 Billy Wilder adapted the novel for his American film Love in the Afternoon.