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  • She remembered standing at the edge of the Seine with him, watching the light catch his hair, as fine and fair as the feathery stems of a dandelion clock.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • They walk to the Pantheon, or to a flower market, or along the Seine.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • There was a cool wind coming off the Seine, and she shivered.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • It was across the Seine, on the other side of Pont d’Arcole.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed

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  • It was a small theater off the Seine, and the air smelled like the cheese brioche baking next door.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • The water in the pool came straight from the Seine, unfiltered and unheated.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • On her left, across the Seine, the illuminated Eiffel Tower.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • A murky red and yellow sky, and a rising mist from the Seine, denoted the approach of darkness.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • People are found every day in the Seine, having thrown themselves in, or having been drowned from not knowing how to swim.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He hid under a bridge on the banks of the Seine until nightfall, when he could more easily move through the city undetected.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars

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  • A couple years after Joe Pittman was killed I met a man called Felton Burkes who was a fisherman on the seine boat.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • A thing which smoked and clattered on the Seine with the noise of a swimming dog went and came beneath the windows of the Tuileries, from the Pont Royal to the Pont Louis XV.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • You shall take half the sum that will be advanced upon it, or I will throw it into the Seine; and I doubt, as was the case with Polycrates, whether any fish will be sufficiently complaisant to bring it back to us.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The hamstrung imbeciles of Jumieges had floated down the Seine.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • All of nighttime Paris was laid out below him, thousands of winking lights from cooking fires, oil lamps and candles, the smoke rising straight up into the still air, the countless dots of light split by the black curve of the Seine.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • They went toward the Seine in despair, shivering with cold.
    Guy de Maupassant  --  The Diamond Necklace
  • …Paris wrapped in night! half nebulous: The moonlight streams o’er the blue-shadowed roofs; A lovely frame for this wild battle-scene; Beneath the vapor’s floating scarves, the Seine Trembles, mysterious, like a magic mirror, And, shortly, you shall see what you shall see!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • I’m sick, too… We came out of the Tuileries into the light and crossed the Seine and then turned up the Rue des Saints P?res.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • Then he looked at the Seine at his feet, and a horrible temptation took possession of him: "Oh!" said he, "I would gladly drown myself, were the water not so cold!"
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • I dare say he fell into the Seine off an omnibus, and that the conductor hushed up the scandal.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • She bats a question about the Seine into my court, waits for my response.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • The van took the quickest route to the Seine, going down sidestreets.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • He spoke to her of Paris, of love in Paris, of the lovers in Paris who kissed on the street, on the omnibus, on the flowering terraces of the cafes opened to the burning winds and languid accordions of summer, who made love standing up on the quays of the Seine without anyone disturbing them.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Right below us was the Seine River, with its houseboats and tour boats.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • I’d crossed the Seine.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • After which I may have gone to the cold halls of the Louvre and visited in the Dutch School, or noticed how the Seine smelled like medicine, or went into a cafe and wrote a letter, and so passed the day.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Francoise found it too cold to stand about, so we walked to the Pont de la Concorde to see the Seine frozen over, on to which everyone, even children, walked fearlessly, as though upon an enormous whale, stranded, defenceless, and about to be cut up.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • He followed the great movement of chocolates; he was the first to introduce "cocoa" and "revalenta" into the Seine-Inferieure.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • At eleven she sat with Dick and the Norths at a houseboat café just opened on the Seine.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • He walked rapidly down the pavement toward the Seine-where was a phone?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • I saw the two of us in Paris, the Seine glittering like a dream.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • BERENGER: Yes, along the Seine, and in the Luxembourg Gardens ….
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros
  • Oh, I shall love to see Paris—Pont Neuf and the Seine, all the windows full of pretty things.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • She walked south towards the Seine and finally found a room at a small hotel, the Victor Hugo on rue Copernic.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • A once fashionable quarter of Paris, on the south bank of the Seine; it was long the headquarters of the French royalists.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • And all the while the Spaniard was standing there in a relaxed posture looking on-he might have been over in Paris, looking at the Seine!
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • And all the while the Spaniard was standing there in a relaxed posture looking on—he might have been over in Paris, looking at the Seine!
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • But rather than earn my living as some girls do—toiling with a needle, in little black holes, out of the world—I would throw myself into the Seine.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Haul oil, Master Bumppo, haul off, I say, and give a wide berth to the seine.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Rolling through the tollgates of Paris the night of April 8, crossing the Seine by the Pont Neuf, passing the Palace of the Louvre, Adams was astonished at the crowds, the numbers of carriages in the streets, the "glittering clatter" of Paris he had read of in books.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • I see the long river-stripes of the earth, I see the Amazon and the Paraguay, I see the four great rivers of China, the Amour, the Yellow River, the Yiang-tse, and the Pearl, I see where the Seine flows, and where the Danube, the Loire, the Rhone, and the Guadalquiver flow, I see the windings of the Volga, the Dnieper, the Oder, I see the Tuscan going down the Arno, and the Venetian along the Po, I see the Greek seaman sailing out of Egina bay.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • Bain Royal, another latrine on the Seine, was worse.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Crossing the Seine I saw a string of barges being towed empty down the current, riding high, the bargemen at the sweeps as they came toward the bridge.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • "Why, they induced General Quesnel to go there, and General Quesnel, who quitted his own house at nine o’clock in the evening, was found the next day in the Seine."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The strand of that island was its first boundary wall, the Seine its first moat.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Father, you know very well that the general was not a man to drown himself in despair, and people do not bathe in the Seine in the month of January.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • …moving south… faster… crossing the Seine on Pont du Carrousel!
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • We crossed to the left bank of the Seine by the wooden foot-bridge from the Quai de Bethune, and stopped on the bridge and looked down the river at Notre Dame.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • A heavy cart was crossing the Seine at the same time as himself, and on its way, like him, to the right bank.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Silent Germans row up the Seine in synchrony; their skiffs glide as if through oil.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
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