Books tagged: french literature

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La Princesse de Clèves
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 85,090. Language: French. Published: February 27, 2011 by Le signe bleu. Category: Essay » Literature
La Princesse de Clèves est l'oeuvre maîtresse de Madame de Lafayette. Cet ouvrage en propose une "Lecture Active" qui consiste à naviguer selon ses envies entre le texte intégral ou des résumés de chacune des 21 séquences qui le composent. Un appareil critique permet d'approfondir la compréhension de l'oeuvre. Cette lecture active s'adresse à tout public, des étudiants aux amateurs.
La Vie Celibataire
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,520. Language: French. Published: May 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » French
Marie-Hélène is fed up of being a single girl. Her best friend Josette, who has a boyfriend takes great pleasure in reminding her of how old and how single she is. Josette also tells Marie-Hélène's over critical mother, who is appalled by her daughter's single marital status, that she likes to go to 'girls only' clubs.
A Visit From Voltaire
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,080. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2011 by Eyes and Ears. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Nominated for the UK's Orange Prize for Fiction in 2004, A Visit From Voltaire brings the incorrigible 18th-century troublemaker back to life as he haunts the Swiss farmhouse of a newly-arrived American and her family. Over the course of a single winter, a comic Voltaire evolves from the Houseguest-from-Hell into her wisest friend, teaching her how to live life to the fullest. Funny and original.
Short Stories from Issigeac
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,660. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Short Stories from Issigeac is a set of stories all containing a flavour of France. Each story is vibrant, philosophical and concerns love and life with the promise of a twist. The author, Ian Phillips inserts an element of truth into each piece and living in France as he does, secretes his life experiences into each story.
The Chest and the Ghost
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Price: $1.85 USD. Words: 8,340. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The leathery and slender chief of police don Blas Bustos y Mosquera has a handsome young nobleman, don Fernando, imprisoned for the crime of appearing before him with a fresh complexion and a cool demeanor. Don Fernando's fiancée comes to plead his case, but her beauty merely prompts the sinister don Blas's attempts to secure don Fernando's permanent removal from his native Granada.
Four Stories
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 26,140. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » European / French
This collection includes "Recollections of an Italian Gentleman," "The Jew," "The Chest and the Ghost," and "Philibert Lescale." All of the stories are newly translated, and two of them are appearing in English for what is perhaps the first time.
The Philter
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Price: $2.15 USD. Words: 11,510. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » European / French
"The Philter" is a dual-language edition of "Le Philtre," Stendhal's brief tale of a young Spanish woman's inexplicable passion for a circus rider from Naples. Both the original French tale and the newly translated English version are hyperlinked to facilitate swift navigation from one language to the other.
Pont-au-Change Volume I: Resurrections
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Series: Pont-au-Change. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,860. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
October 31, 1855. En route to exile on the Isle of Guernsey, French author Victor Hugo loses the trunk containing his work-in-progress, Les Misérables, overboard in an accident. Luckily, the man responsible for the mishap is the very subject of the work, Jean Valjean! Together they attempt to recreate the book, with the reluctant aid of Valjean's traveling companion: the former Inspector Javert
The Privileges
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012 by Fario. Category: Essay » Literature
"On 1 February and 1 June of every year the clothes of the favored man shall become as they were the third time he wore them."
Confessions of a Journeyman Typesetter
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Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 49,100. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012 by Fario. Category: Essay » Literature
Author, printer, and libertine Rétif de la Bretonne ("the French pornographer") was among the most eccentric public figures of eighteenth-century France. Gérard de Nerval, drawn to such eccentrics, examines the life of the extraordinary man whose work the 1911 Britannica deems "unfit for general perusal."