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ALEXANDRE DUMAS: COMPLETE SHORT STORIES

by ALEXANDRE DUMAS

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1927
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Alexandre Dumas (pere) (1802-1870) was a French writer and remains one of the most-read French authors. He is most famous for The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers; his works have been adapted into 200 films. Short Stories by Alexandre Dumas Ten Volumes in One Published by Walter J Black Inc., 1927 (UK) Then, in the US, by P.F. Collier & Son, undated (I… Read more
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MADAME BOVARY

by Gustave Flaubert

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Published
1949
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From the International Collectors Library, this is a mint-condition luxury edition copy of Madame Bovary, the classic novel by the French author Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880).The book, about an unhappy woman who lives beyond her means and has an affair, scandalized society when it was published in 1956, but is now considered to be one… Read more
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HEIDI's CHILDREN

by CHARLES TRITTEN

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Published
1939
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Near Fine
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First
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Heidi's Children is a 1939 novel, the second of four sequel novels to Johanna Spyri's original Heidi series (see below), written by Spyri's French and English translator, Charles Tritten. It was originally published in French by Flammarion Paris in 1939 and in New York by Grosset & Dunlap, also in 1939, as part of its Companion Library. This is one of… Read more
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MANON LESCAUT

by ANTOINE PREVOST

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Published
1950
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Fine
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First
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Manon Lescaut is a novel by French author Antoine François Prévost (1697 – 1763). Published in 1731, it is the seventh and final volume of his Memoirs and Adventures of a Man of Quality. It was highly controversial and was banned in France upon publication (he eventually had to revise it), but it was hugely popular. Set in France and Louisiana… Read more
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TRILBY

by GEORGE du MAURIER

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Published
1947
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Near Fine
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First
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George du Maurier (1834 – 1896) was a Franco-British cartoonist and writer, known for his work in Punch and for this novel Trilby (1894), which introduced Svengali and was the inspiration for the Phantom of the Opera. This story, of the poor artist's model Trilby O'Ferrall who is transformed into a diva under the spell of the evil musical genius… Read more
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PERE GORIOT & EUGENIE GRANDET

by Honoré de Balzac

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Published
1970
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First
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This is a first edition from the classics series published by International Collectors Library in 1970.It is two novels. Pere Goriot (or Old Goriot)is an 1835 novel by Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850), included in the Scènes de la vie privée section of his novel sequence La Comédie humaine. Set in Paris in 1819, it follows the intertwined lives of three characters:… Read more
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PERE GORIOT & EUGENIE GRANDET

by Honoré de Balzac

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Published
1950
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The is a nice little Modern Library copy of Pere Goriot & Eugenie Grandet, published in 1950. It is two novels in one book. Pere Goriot (or Old Goriot)is an 1835 novel by Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850), included in the Scènes de la vie privée section of his novel sequence La Comédie humaine. Set in Paris in 1819, it follows the… Read more
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THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

by Victor Hugo

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Published
1996
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780786862351
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This is a 1996 edition (stated 'first') of the Hunchback of Notre Dame, published by New York's Hyperion Press using color plates of the Disney illustrations. It is a large book--6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and 586 pages. Burgundy cloth with brilliant gold lettering on the spine and cover, and a color plate on the cover.As you can… Read more
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THE RED & THE BLACK

by STENDHAL

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Published
1958
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Marie-Henri Beyle (1783-1842), who wrote under the name Stendhal, is considered 'the father of the psychological novel'.Le Rouge et le Noir (1830) is one of his best-known books--the other is The Chartreuse of Parma, or La Chartreuse de Parme, 1839, which I also have listed here. The Red and the Black Modern Library (Random House) 1958 Green boards with a black and… Read more
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CAMILLE

by ALEXANDRE DUMAS, FILS

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Published
1950
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La Dame aux Camélias (The Lady with the Camellias, commonly known as Camille) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas fils, first published in 1848 and adapted by Dumas for the stage. The play was an instant success, it became Verdi's La Traviata and has since been adapted for the stage dozens of time. It has also been made into movies… Read more
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MICHEL de MONTAIGNE – SELECTED ESSAYS

by MICHEL de MONTAIGNE

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1970
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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, Lord of Montaigne (1533 – 1592) was a French statesman and one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance. It was he who popularized the essay as a literary genre, and his volume Essais contains some of the most influential essays ever written. This is 14 of his essays; topics include Idleness, the Education… Read more
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TOILERS OF THE SEA & NINETY-THREE, 2 Volumes

by Victor Hugo

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Published
1920
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These are shelf-mates, part of the series of classics published by Collins Clear-Type Press c 1920. I can't find other copies of them for sale anywhere else. Both are 4 ¼"x 6 ¼", both are brown-red cloth. Both have book plates that can be steamed off. Shelf wear is minor. They need cleaning; they don't have any stains, but they… Read more
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Penguin Island

by Anatole France

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Published
1927
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Anatole France (Francois-Anatole Thibault, 1844-1924) was a French poet, journalist and best-selling novelist. He was considered the ideal French man of letters and, in 1921, won the Nobel Prize in Literature. France wrote 25 novels; Penguin Island (1908) was his 21st. It is a sprawling satirical novel about a fictitious island, inhabited by great auks, that existed… Read more
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THE CRIME OF SYLVESTRE BONNARD

by Anatole France

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Published
1932
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Anatole France (Francois-Anatole Thibault, 1844-1924) was a French poet, journalist and best-selling novelist. He was considered the ideal French man of letters and, in 1921, won the Nobel Prize in Literature. France wrote 25 novels; The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard (1881) was his second. It is about a brilliant historian and linguist who kidnaps a young woman to… Read more
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THE CHARTREUSE of PARMA

by STENDHAL

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Published
1968
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The Chartreuse of Parma tells the story of an Italian nobleman in the Napoleonic era. It has always been a much-admired book and has been adapted for opera, film and television. This is a lovely book, 535 pages, printed on wood-free paper and bound in scarlet leatherette with a brilliant gold design… Read more
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THE CONSPIRATORS

by Alexandre Dumas

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Published
1920-1925
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The Conspirators is a novel written by Alexandre Dumas and Auguste Maquet, and published in 1843. Dumas reworked a preliminary version by Maquet; this was the beginning of a collaboration which produced 36 novels and plays. The novel is set in 1718, and its subject is a conspiracy against the regency of Philippe d'Orléans, who led France… Read more
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