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In what year does The Elegance of the Hedgehog take place?
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I don't believe that the book explicitly states a year that the story takes place. In reading it, there was a feeling of a previous time period, but I think that was just because of the Old World type setting in the apartment building. As a modern American, living in a building with a Concierge probably feels old-fashioned.
But, in spite of that, I believe that it is meant to be present-day Paris. That is what lends it its charm - that these modern people still keep alive the older philosophies and literature. Human connection is universal and not really rooted in any particular time.
Posted by playsthething on September 25, 2011 at 5:56 AM (Answer #1)
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