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This one about the bridge in Avignon.
Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  a town in southeastern France on the Rhone River; the seat of the papacy from 1309 to 1378 and the residence of antipopes during the Great Schism
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  • This one about the bridge in Avignon.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The southern districts were ill-watched in particular, in consequence of the disturbances that were perpetually breaking out in Avignon, Nimes, or Uzes.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The question upset them, because Snowden had been killed over Avignon when Dobbs went crazy in mid-air and seized the controls away from Huple.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • He had, probably, somewhat to do with Marshal Brune, having been a porter at Avignon in 1815.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • [2] Clement V., who will come from Avignon, and in a little more than ten years after the death of Boniface.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • I drove Rosemary as far as Avignon and put her on her train there.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • May be his sister is worse at Avignon, and has sent for him over.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • He found her at last acting with great success at Avignon under the same name, looking more majestic than ever as a forsaken wife carrying her child in her arms.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • So suppose I wasn’t created to read a great declaration, or to boss a palatinate, or send off a message to Avignon, and so on, I could see, so there nevertheless was a share for me in all that had happened.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • My Lady’s maid is a Frenchwoman of two and thirty, from somewhere in the southern country about Avignon and Marseilles, a large-eyed brown woman with black hair who would be handsome but for a certain feline mouth and general uncomfortable tightness of face, rendering the jaws too eager and the skull too prominent.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House

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  • There was at that time on the banks of the Rhone, in a forest situated between Avignon and Arles, a dragon, half animal, half fish, larger than an ox, longer than a horse, with teeth as sharp as horns, and great wings at either side of its body; and this monster slew all the travelers and sank all the boats.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • While being interviewed by an American art magazine, Saunière had expressed his distaste for the modernist Cubist movement by noting that Picasso’s masterpiece Les Demoiselles d’Avignon was a perfect anagram of vile meaningless doodles.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Ah, you mean the old Palace of the Popes, at Avignon!
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • I have been doing odds and ends at Avignon, at Pont Esprit, at Lyons; upon the Rhone, upon the Saone.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Was it from Avignon?
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Being in the hospital was better than being over Bologna or flying over Avignon with Huple and Dobbs at the controls and Snowden dying in back.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Alongside ’Ferrara’ and ’Naked man in formation (after Avignon)’ he then wrote: Yossarian!
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • ’Food poisoning (during Bologna)’ and ’Moaning (epidemic of during Avignon briefing)’ he wrote in a bold, decisive hand: ?
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • ’A man was killed in his plane over Avignon last week and bled all over him,’ Captain Wren replied.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • ’A man was killed in his plane over Avignon last week and bled all over him,’ Colonel Korn reported directly to General Dreedle.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • ’They’re burying that kid who got killed in my plane over Avignon the other day.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • ’Say! I think I’ll volunteer the group for Avignon again.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • ’The chaplain says he’s volunteered the group for Avignon again.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • That was the secret Snowden had spilled to him on the mission to Avignon — they were out to get him; and Snowden had spilled it all over the back of the plane.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • For Avignon?
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • From Lyons to Avignon (still by steamboat)….
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • From Avignon to Marseilles, seven francs….
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I have been in France for four days, in Avignon for two.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • We’re meeting up in Paris, and then we’ll take the train down to Avignon.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Orr got knocked down into the water again last week on that second mission to Avignon.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • ’You went to Piltchard and Wren after the first Avignon mission and told them you didn’t ever want to fly with me.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Colonel Cathcart countermanded himself an instant later when he remembered how good a job Colonel Korn had done before General Dreedle at the first Avignon briefing.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • There was something inherently disreputable about Yossarian, always carrying on so disgracefully about that dead man in his tent who wasn’t even there and then taking off all his clothes after the Avignon mission and going around without them right up to the day General Dreedle stepped up to pin a medal on him for his heroism over Ferrara and found him standing in formation stark naked.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • From the park bench, I can see the old ramparts ringing the ancient town center and its tangle of narrow, crooked streets; the west tower of the Avignon Cathedral, the gilded statue of the Virgin Mary gleaming atop it.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • General Dreedle’s nurse always followed General Dreedle everywhere he went, even into the briefing room just before the mission to Avignon, where she stood with her asinine smile at the side of the platform and bloomed like a fertile oasis at General Dreedle’s shoulder in her pink-and-green uniform.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Instead there was the crawlway, and since the mess on the mission over Avignon he had learned to detest every mammoth inch of it, for it slung him seconds and seconds away from his parachute, which was too bulky to be taken up front with him, and seconds and seconds more after that away from the escape hatch on the floor between the rear of the elevated flight deck and the feet of the faceless top turret gunner mounted high above.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Yossarian lost his nerve on the mission to Avignon because Snowden lost his guts, and Snowden lost his guts because their pilot that day was Huple, who was only fifteen years old, and their co-pilot was Dobbs, who was even worse and who wanted Yossarian to join with him in a plot to murder Colonel Cathcart.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • And this one was tough! A horrifying thought occurred to Colonel Cathcart: Suppose Colonel Scheisskopf had already bribed all the men in the room to begin moaning, as they had done at the first Avignon mission.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Preening and pruning himself effulgendy and strutting vaingloriously about the platform as he picked up momentum, he gave the men the colors of the day again and shifted nimbly into a rousing pep talk on the importance of the bridge at Avignon to the war effort and the obligation of each man on the mission to place love of country above love of life.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The assassins of Saint-Barthelemy, the cut-throats of September, the manslaughterers of Avignon, the assassins of Coligny, the assassins of Madam Lamballe, the assassins of Brune, Miquelets, Verdets, Cadenettes, the companions of Jehu, the chevaliers of Brassard,— behold an uprising.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He sat gazing in clammy want at her full red lips and dimpled cheeks as he listened to Major Danby describe in a monotonous, didactic male drone the heavy concentrations of flak awaiting them at Avignon, and he moaned in deep despair suddenly at the thought that he might never see again this lovely woman to whom he had never spoken a word and whom he now loved so pathetically.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • ’Please,’ he urged her inarticulately with his arm about her shoulders, recollecting with pained sadness how inarticulate and enfeebled he had felt in the plane coming back from Avignon when Snowden kept whimpering to him that he was cold, he was cold, and all Yossarian could offer him in return was ’There, there.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • He sat up in bed with his back resting against the headboard, lit a cigarette, smiled slightly with wry amusement, and stared with whimsical sympathy at the vivid, pop-eyed horror that had implanted itself permanently on Major Danby’s face the day of the mission to Avignon, when General Dreedle had ordered him taken outside and shot.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Doc Daneeka tended each moaning man that night with the same glum and profound and introverted grief he showed at the airfield the day of the Avignon mission when Yossarian climbed down the few steps of his plane naked, in a state of utter shock, with Snowden smeared abundantly all over his bare heels and toes, knees, arms and fingers, and pointed inside wordlessly toward where the young radio-gunner lay freezing to death on the floor beside the still younger tail-gunner who kept…
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • …deliberation, he licked the tip of his pencil carefully and wrote under ’Black Eyes!!! ’ after intent intervals: Ferrara Bologna (bomb line moved on map during) Skeet range Naked man information (after Avignon) Then he added: Food poisoning (during Bologna) and Moaning (epidemic of during Avignon briefing) Then he added: Chaplain (hanging around officers’ club every night) He decided to be charitable about the chaplain, even though he did not like him, and under ’Feathers in My Cap!!!
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • After a few seconds of solemn deliberation, he licked the tip of his pencil carefully and wrote under ’Black Eyes!!! ’ after intent intervals: Ferrara Bologna (bomb line moved on map during) Skeet range Naked man information (after Avignon) Then he added: Food poisoning (during Bologna) and Moaning (epidemic of during Avignon briefing) Then he added: Chaplain (hanging around officers’ club every night) He decided to be charitable about the chaplain, even though he did not like him, and…
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • And to the chaplain’s horror, the colonel lifted the phone to volunteer the group for Avignon and tried to kick him out of the officers’ club again that very same night a moment before Yossarian rose up drunkenly, knocking over his chair, to start an avenging punch that made Nately call out his name and made Colonel Cathcart blanch and retreat prudently smack into General Dreedle, who shoved him off his bruised foot disgustedly and order him forward to kick the chaplain right back into…
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • …fighters any more, and he could not even swing it all the way around into the helpless faces of pilots like Huple and Dobbs and order them back down carefully to the ground, as he had once ordered Kid Sampson back down, which is exactly what he did want to do to Dobbs and Huple on the hideous first mission to Avignon the moment he realized the fantastic pickle he was in, the moment he found himself aloft in a wing plane with Dobbs and Huple in a flight headed by Havermeyer and Appleby.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
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