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They say she even marched over the Alps with Hannibal’s army in 218 BC.
Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  a large mountain system in south-central Europe; scenic beauty and winter sports make them a popular tourist attraction
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  • They say she even marched over the Alps with Hannibal’s army in 218 BC.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • …now in the Allied invasion of Normandy, might have become a barber later in life, who would have smelled of talc and whiskey and put his index finger into men’s ears to position their heads, whose pants and shirts always would have been covered with clipped hairs, who, in his shop, would have taped postcards of the Alps around the circumference of a big cheap wavery mirror, who would have been faithful to his stout wife for the rest of his life—Neumann One says, "Time for haircuts."
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • …umber glow of serene twilights—of children in pigtails and pinafores bobbing along in dogcarts, of excursions in the glades of the Wiener Wald and strong Bavarian beer, of ladies from Grenoble with parasols strolling the glittering rims of glaciers in the high Alps, and balloon voyages, of gaiety, of vertiginous waltzes, of Moselle wine, of Johannes Brahms himself, with beard and black cigar, contemplating his titanic chords beneath the leafless, autumnal beech trees of the Hofgarten.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The bed had obviously been made for the days when a whole family slept together on one mattress; the gigantic feather-bed must have consumed the entire productivity of hundreds of geese, and navigating through the drifts was like crossing the Alps without a compass.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • Across the room, a painting of what appeared to be the Swiss Alps.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • It’s like Alps,’ said Bobbie, breathlessly.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • You know a noise sometimes brings things down — like an avalanche in the Alps.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician’s Nephew
  • No; these grand lords on the other side of the Alps frequently marry into plain families; like Jupiter, they like to cross the race.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • In the Pyrenees and the Alps, entire villages would essentially hibernate from the time of the first snow in November until March or April.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • [1] [1] Patois of the French Alps: chat de maraude, rascally marauder.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • "Hills peeped o’er hill and Alps on Alps arose."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • Holly followed the Italian coast up to Monaco and from there across the Alps to France.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • I thought little of it at the time and we continued across the Alps.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Next, I saw Hannibal passing the Alps, who told me "he had not a drop of vinegar in his camp."
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • It was echoed from Saleve, the Juras, and the Alps of Savoy; vivid flashes of lightning dazzled my eyes, illuminating the lake, making it appear like a vast sheet of fire; then for an instant every thing seemed of a pitchy darkness, until the eye recovered itself from the preceding flash.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • As he approached the promenade, the stars began to come through the white crests of the high Alps.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Summers he worked for scientists conducting geologic research in Antarctica or escorted climbers into New Zealand’s Southern Alps.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • I had come out of Italy, over one of the great passes of the Alps, and had since wandered with a guide among the by-ways of the mountains.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • When I assured him that I had heard her, he pointed out her picture and told me that Vasak had broken her leg, climbing in the Austrian Alps, and would not be able to fill her engagements.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • He served with Suvorov, and was always telling stories about the crossing of the Alps—inventions probably.’
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • Gnarled olive trees covered the hills with their dusky foliage, fruit hung golden in the orchard, and great scarlet anemones fringed the roadside, while beyond green slopes and craggy heights, the Maritime Alps rose sharp and white against the blue Italian sky.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Perhaps Italy bores him; you ought to try the Alps or the Lakes.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • It’s very sunny nearly all the time, with the snow-capped Alps in the background and the crystal-blue Mediterranean in front of it.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • The last time we see them, though, her eyes are bulging out as he strangles her, until suddenly he stops, overcome by revulsion, and skis off to his own death in the highest reaches of the Alps.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • He remembered similar symptoms once before—in the Swiss Alps.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • One day at the end of the summer, the two travellers found themselves in a lonely valley of the Alps.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • Among the Alps and Pyrenees, perhaps, there were no mixed characters.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • …Sweden, where the level of intelligence was high and where he could swim nude with beautiful girls with low, demurring voices and sire whole happy, undisciplined tribes of illegitimate Yossarians that the state would assist through parturition and launch into life without stigma; but Sweden was out of reach, too far away, and Yossarian waited for the piece of flak that would knock out one engine over the Italian Alps and provide him with the excuse for heading for Switzerland.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Spaced at intervals from five miles to half a mile, these mountains with their knife-edged ridges of brittle igneous rock rivaled the Alps in size.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • When they fly over the Alps, his father gets out of his seat to take pictures of the snowcapped peaks through the window.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • …weather you may carry your house aloft with you, in the shape of a watch-coat; but properly speaking the thickest watch-coat is no more of a house than the unclad body; for as the soul is glued inside of its fleshy tabernacle, and cannot freely move about in it, nor even move out of it, without running great risk of perishing (like an ignorant pilgrim crossing the snowy Alps in winter); so a watch-coat is not so much of a house as it is a mere envelope, or additional skin encasing you.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Difficulties, improbabilities, nay, impossibilities, are quite overlooked by it; so that to any man extremely in love, may be applied what Addison says of Caesar, "The Alps, and Pyrenaeans, sink before him!"
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • My friends are buying long-pants suits that cost from seventeen to twenty dollars, a sum as huge to me as the Alps!
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • They took frequent excursions to the Alps.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • With or without Saint-Tropez or the Costa Brava or the Alps.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • The book was something by A. E. W. Mason, and I was reading a wonderful story about a man who had been frozen in the Alps and then fallen into a glacier and disappeared, and his bride was going to wait twenty-four years exactly for his body to come out on the moraine, while her true love waited too, and they were still waiting when Bill came up.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • "Is it the Venetian Alps—one of your last year’s sketches?"
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • If you’ve seen a winter London open thundering mouth in its awful last minutes of river light or have come with cold clanks from the Alps into Torino in December white steam then you’ve known like greatness of place.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • And ultimately, to the commonest tourist, spots like Iceland may become what the vineyards and myrtle-gardens of South Europe are to him now; and Heidelberg and Baden be passed unheeded as he hastens from the Alps to the sand-dunes of Scheveningen.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • The daughters put all kinds of things into their albums, little scraps of cloth from their dresses, little snippets of ribbon, pictures cut from magazines — the Ruins of Ancient Rome, the Picturesque Monasteries of the French Alps, Old London Bridge, Niagara Falls in summer and in winter, — which is a thing I would like to see as all say it is very impressive, and portraits of Lady This and Lord That from England.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • …more Than savages could suffer: thou didst drink The stale of horses, and the gilded puddle Which beasts would cough at: thy palate then did deign The roughest berry on the rudest hedge; Yea, like the stag when snow the pasture sheets, The barks of trees thou browsed’st; on the Alps It is reported thou didst eat strange flesh, Which some did die to look on: and all this,— It wounds thine honour that I speak it now,— Was borne so like a soldier that thy cheek So much as lank’d not.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • There was no piece of furniture adapted to sleeping purposes, except a tolerably long wooden coffer; and its cover was carved, to boot; which afforded Gringoire, when he stretched himself out upon it, a sensation somewhat similar to that which Micromégas would feel if he were to lie down on the Alps.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • A few different FOQNEs also use them: Caymans Plus and The Alps, for example.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Carley had often gazed at the Alps as at celebrated pictures.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • "Are those the Alps I see to the north?" asked Max.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • "Is it the Venetian Alps—one of your last year’s sketches?"
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • Is it anywhere near the Alps?
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Fellow Travellers In the autumn of the year, Darkness and Night were creeping up to the highest ridges of the Alps.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • They ate in near-perfect silence thirty feet from each other in a dark hall hewn from granite deep in the Swiss Alps.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • Piter’s Folly was far away—almost a thousand miles across what had once been called the Alps and Carpathians.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
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