French Fiction

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The Count Of Monte Cristo

The Count Of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, often considered one of Dumas' most popular works alongside The Three Musketeers. The story takes place in France, Italy, and islands in the Mediterranean during the historical events of the Bourbon Restoration through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France. It tells an incredible story of vengeance, following the journey of a wrongfully imprisoned man.
Les Miserables

Les Miserables

by Victor Hugo

Considered one of the
greatest novels of the 19th century, Les Miserables (translated variously from
French as The Miserable Ones, The Poor Ones, The Wretched Poor, The Victims) is
a French historical novel by Victor Hugo. The story follows the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean from 1815 through the 1832 Rebellion in Paris. Les Miserables' beloved story of redemption encourages compassion and hope in the face of adversity and injustice.   The epic novel is divided in
five volumes,... Read more
Candide

Candide

by Voltaire

Candide, ou l'Optimisme (in French) is a French satire written in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. The novella has been widely translated, with English versions titled Candide: or, All for the Best (1759); Candide: or, The Optimist (1762); and Candide: or, Optimism (1947). The novella begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism (or simply optimism) by his tutor, Pangloss.
Swann's Way

Swann's Way

by Marcel Proust

Since the original prewar translation there has been no completely new rendering of the French original into English. This translation brings to the fore a more sharply engaged, comic and lucid Proust. IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME is one of the greatest,most entertaining reading experiences in any language. As the great story unfolds from its magical opening scenes to its devastating end, it is the Penguin Proust that makes Proust accessible to a new generation. Each volume is translated by a different, superb... Read more
Nana

Nana

by Emile Zola

A neuf heures, la salle du theatre des Varietes etait encore vide. Quelques personnes, au balcon et a l'orchestre, attendaient, perdues parmi les fauteuils de velours grenat, dans le petit jour du lustre a demi-feux. Une ombre noyait la grande tache rouge du rideau; et pas un bruit ne venait de la scene, la rampe eteinte, les pupitres des musiciens debandes. En haut seulement, a la troisieme galerie, autour de la rotonde du plafond ou des femmes et des enfants nus prenaient leur volee dans un ciel verdi... Read more
Notre-Dame De Paris

Notre-Dame De Paris

by Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo’s famous French Gothic novel, Notre-Dame de Paris (also called The Hunchback of Notre-Dame), was originally published in 1831. It is set in Paris during the 15th century. It follows Quasimodo, a disabled bell-ringer, on his quest for love from the beautiful dancer, Esmerelda. The first edition, titled Notre-Dame de Paris, was written in French and published by Gosselin on the 16th of March, 1831, in Paris, France. Since then, the novel has been through numerous editions and has been... Read more
Germinal

Germinal

by Emile Zola

The thirteenth novel in Emile Zola's great Rougon-Macquart sequence, Germinal expresses outrage at the exploitation of the many by the few, but also shows humanity's capacity for compassion and hope.Etienne Lantier, an unemployed railway worker, is a clever but uneducated young man with a dangerous temper. Forced to take a back-breaking job at Le Voreux mine when he cannot get other work, he discovers that his fellow miners are ill, hungry, and in debt, unable to feed and clothe their families. When... Read more
Mademoiselle De Maupin

Mademoiselle De Maupin

by Theophile Gautier

An influential novelist's shocking tale of sexual deception draws readers into the bedrooms and boudoirs of a French château in a compelling exploration of desire and sexual intrigue.
Bonjour Tristesse

Bonjour Tristesse

by Francoise Sagan

Bonjour Tristesse (in English, Hello Sadness) is a novel by Françoise Sagan. Published in 1954, when the author was only eighteen, it caused an overnight sensation. The title is derived from a poem by Paul Éluard, "À peine défigurée," which begins with the lines "Adieu tristesse/ Bonjour tristesse... " The 1958 film Bonjour Tristesse featured Geoffrey Horne, Deborah Kerr, Jean Seberg and David Niven as the lead actors. The music was composed by Georges Auric.
Bel-Ami

Bel-Ami

by Guy De Maupassant

Bel Ami, published in 1885, is French author Guy de Maupassant's second novel. It is the story of journalist Georges Duroy.
The Charterhouse Of Parma

The Charterhouse Of Parma

by Stendhal

Includes bibliographical references.
Death On the Installment Plan

Death On the Installment Plan

by Louis-Ferdinand Celine

Journey To the End Of the Night

Journey To the End Of the Night

by Louis-Ferdinand Celine

The Revolt Of the Angels

The Revolt Of the Angels

by Anatole France

The Thief's Journal

The Thief's Journal

by Jean Genet

Les Fleurs Du Mal

Les Fleurs Du Mal

by Charles Baudelaire

Salammbo

Salammbo

by Gustave Flaubert

Wind, Sand and Stars

Wind, Sand and Stars

by Antoine De Saint Exupery

The Flowers Of Evil

The Flowers Of Evil

by Charles Baudelaire

Papillon

Papillon

by Henri Charriere

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A Woman's Life

by Guy De Maupassant

Jeanne, ayant fini ses malles, s'approcha de la fenetre, mais la pluie ne cessait pas. L'averse, toute la nuit, avait sonne contre les carreaux et les toits. Le ciel bas et charge d'eau semblait creve, se vidant sur la terre, la delayant en bouillie, la fondant comme du sucre. Des rafales passaient pleines d'une chaleur lourde. Le ronflement des ruisseaux debordes emplissait les rues desertes ou les maisons, comme des eponges, buvaient l'humidite qui penetrait au-dedans et faisait suer les murs de la... Read more
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Jean Christophe

by Romain Rolland

Jean-Christophe is a novel sequence, written in the "bildungsroman" fashion, in ten volumes by Romain Rolland published between 1904 and 1912, for which he received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915. It was translated into English by Gilbert Cannan. The first four volumes are sometimes grouped as Jean-Christophe, the next three as Jean-Christophe à Paris, and the last three as La fin du voyage ("Journey's End").
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Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary is Gustave Flaubert's first novel and considered his masterpiece. The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life. Though the basic plot is rather simple, even archetypal, the novel's true art lies in its details and hidden patterns.
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Remembrance Of Things Past

by Marcel Proust

Since the original prewar translation there has been no completely new rendering of the French original into English. This translation brings to the fore a more sharply engaged, comic and lucid Proust. IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME is one of the greatest,most entertaining reading experiences in any language. As the great story unfolds from its magical opening scenes to its devastating end, it is the Penguin Proust that makes Proust accessible to a new generation. Each volume is translated by a different, superb... Read more

French Fiction Books & Ephemera

The Elementary Particles

The Elementary Particles

by Houellebecq, Michel

Wind, Sand Und Sterne

Wind, Sand Und Sterne

by Saint-Exupery, Antoine De

Francis Ponge

Francis Ponge

by Higgins, Ian

La Cle Sur La Porte

La Cle Sur La Porte

by Marie Cardinal

Alexandre Dumas (Père)

Alexandre Dumas (Père)

by Ross, Michael

Newton Abbot, U.K.: David & Charles, 1981. Like d'Artagnan, a penniless Dumas went to Paris as a young man to seek his fortune, with dazzling results. Michael Ross makes Dumas' life every bit as fascinating as one of his historical novels. The book is in As New condition with an As New dust jacket. I've placed the dust jacket into an archival Brodart protective sleeve. The book is bound in brown paper-covered boards with die-stamped gilt spine titles. I'm not familiar with this... Read more
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$29.99
La Croix Dans Le Coeur

La Croix Dans Le Coeur

by Roleine Roberte

France: Tallandier. Very Good. 1964. Softcover. White / yellow softcovers in Very Good+ condition, a tightly bound copy with an unmarked text. Previous owner's name written on the front free end paper, light staining to the spine, deckled edges. The back end paper has been removed. Protective brown paper covering. French fiction. ; Le Cercle Romanesque; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 252 pages .
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CA$14.25
Madame Bovary (Em Portugues do Brasil)

Madame Bovary (Em Portugues do Brasil)

by Gustave Flaubert

Paperback. Like New.
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£19.99
Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

by Flaubert, Gustave

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library. As New with No dust jacket as issued. 1978. Limited Edition. First Printing. Leather. Publisher's full blue leather, spine in three compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling in remainder; gilt borders and gilt foliate tooling on covers, all edges gilt, moire silk endpapers, silk ribbon marker bound in. Translated by Francis Steenmuller. Notes from the Editor laid-in. . The volume is in perfect, pristine... Read more
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$60.00
Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

2015. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Not Ex-Library Copy.Trade Paperback Edition.Text Unmarked.Binding Is Solid.Corners Slightly Bumped.Not Ex-Library Copy.
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$4.99
Madame Bovary: a story of provincial life

Madame Bovary: a story of provincial life

by FLAUBERT, Gustave

Collins, 1953-01-01. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Posted within 1 working day. Robust recyclable packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide
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£5.99
Selected Tales of Guy De Maupassant

Selected Tales of Guy De Maupassant

by De Maupassant, Guy (Saxe Commins, Editior)

New York: Random House, 1950. This handsome volume is in Near-Fine condition and appears to be unread. (Click on photo.) A small blindstamp square on the rear panel indicates that it's a BOMC edition. This collection includes 49 of the author's most famous stories. The book is bound in 3/4 black cloth with bright gilt spine lettering, and handsome decorative front and rear panel boards. The expressionistic black-and-white artwork of Adolf Dehn complements the darker elements of De... Read more
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$23.99
Nana

Nana

by Zola, Emile

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library. As New with No dust jacket as issued. 1981. Limited Edition. First Printing. Leather. Publisher's full blue leather, spine in four compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling in remainder; gilt borders and foliate and fleur-de-lys tooling on covers, all edges gilt, moire silk endpapers, silk ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated with B&W plates by Allan Marden. Translated by George Holden. Notes from the... Read more
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$50.00
The Blue Bird: A Fairy Play in Six Acts

The Blue Bird: A Fairy Play in Six Acts

by Maeterlinck, Maurice

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1916. This handsome edition of "The Blue Bird" is in Very Good Plus condition with no dust jacket. It's a clean copy with a lovely blind-stamped floral pattern on both panels and spine, as well and bright gilt die-stamped lettering on the front panel and spine. There is also top-edge gilt. The book has only light shelf-rubbing. See photo. The binding is tight and secure, with no marks or inscriptions from former owners, and the pages are clean, without... Read more
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$37.99
The Works of Charles Paul De Kock: Friquette (Gregory Edition)

The Works of Charles Paul De Kock: Friquette (Gregory Edition)

by De Kock, Charles Paul

Boston: The Frederick J. Quinby Company, 1904. This edition of "Friquette" was limited to 1000 copies, of which this is a rarer unnumbered copy. The book was translated from the French into English by Edith Mary Norris. The book is in Very Good condition (click on photo), with forest green cloth covers and gilt spine lettering, as well as top-edge gilt. The binding is tight and secure. The pages are bright and sparkling throughout. The book has four full-page illustrations, including a frontis,... Read more
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$24.49
Droll Stories Collected from the Abbeys of Touraine (Contes Drolatiques) in 2 Volumes

Droll Stories Collected from the Abbeys of Touraine (Contes Drolatiques) in 2 Volumes

by Balzac, Honore De

London: Privately Printed, 1901. This handsome, uncut two-volume set of Balzac's humorous and erotic goings-on during France's Middle Ages is illustrated with six laid-in photogravure plates with tissue guards. The books are in Very Good condition. Although the Translator's Preface from 1874 states that this is the first English translation of Balzac's comic masterpiece, the books themselves were probably published in 1901, based on the dated illustrations. The books are bound in dark... Read more
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$33.99
Contes Dramatiques, Revised Edition, With French Songs, Exercises, Directions for Acting, and Vocabulary

Contes Dramatiques, Revised Edition, With French Songs, Exercises, Directions for Acting, and Vocabulary

by Hills, E.C.; Dondo, Mathurin

Boston: D.C. Heath and Company, 1966. First printed in 1927, this revised edition, published in February, 1966, is in As New, unread condition, with illustrated covers and no dust jacket, as issued. The book is in French, with lovely woodcut illustrations, and a French-to-English Vocabulary section in the rear. The book measures 5 1/2 by 8 5/16 inches and includes 194 pages. . Hard Cover. New/No Jacket, as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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$17.99
Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

by Flaubert, Gustave

Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press. Fine with no dust jacket. 1978. Collector's Edition. First Printing. Leather. Publisher's full navy leather, decorated with 22kt gilt, spine in five compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in one each compartment, gilt tooling in remainder, intricate gilt decoration on both covers, a.e.g., blue moire silk endpapers, printed on archival paper, silk ribbon marker bound in, Smythe sewn, and with concealed muslin joints. Illustrated with... Read more
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$70.00
Mademoiselle de Maupin

Mademoiselle de Maupin

by Gautier, Theophile

New York: The Heritage Press. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1944. First Edition. 1. Hard Cover. Quarter bound in blue cloth over printed boards, gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with color drawings by Andre Dugo. . Spine mildly sunned, spine and boards lightly rubbed, else near fine. VERY GOOD+ . Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. xliii, (i), 299, (1) pp .
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$15.00
The Chevalier de Maison Rouge (from the Works of Alexandre Dumas in 30 Volumes, Volume 11)

The Chevalier de Maison Rouge (from the Works of Alexandre Dumas in 30 Volumes, Volume 11)

by Dumas, Alexandre

New York: P.F. Collier & Son This odd volume from a set of Dumas contains the complete "The Chevalier de Maison Rouge" and is in Very Good condition (click on photo). The book is bound in gray cloth with gilt spine lettering. The book is tightly bound, and the pages are clean and bright throughout. There is a discreet name stamp of the original owner on the front endpaper. The book includes a frontis illustration, with tissue guard. Although the book is undated, it is from around 1900. The... Read more
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$9.99
Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

by Flaubert, Gustave

Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press. As New with no dust jacket. 1978. First Edition Thus. First Printing. Leather. Publisher's full navy leather, decorated with 22kt gilt, spine in five compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering or decoration in each compartment, intricate gilt decoration on both covers, a.e.g., tan moire silk endpapers, printed on archival paper, silk ribbon marker bound in, Smythe sewn, and with concealed muslin joints. Illustrated with B&W drawings by... Read more
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$70.00
The Nabob: The French Classical Romances

The Nabob: The French Classical Romances

by Daudet, Alphonse

New York: P.F. Collier & Son, 1902. This book is an odd volume from a uniform series that Collier published in the early 20th Century called "The French Classical Romances." The volume is in Very Good condition. (Click on photo). The book is bound is a light green cloth with lettering and design elements (ribboned banner, fleur-de-lis and crown) on the front panel and spine. The book has no inscriptions from former owners. The binding is secure and the pages are clean and unmarked.... Read more
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$9.99
Nana

Nana

by Zola, Emile

NY: Pocket Books. Near Fine with no dust jacket. N.D.. Collector's Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. Quarter bound in publisher's fauz-leather spine over printed boards, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling in remainder, gilt borders on covers, printed endpapers. nd (c. 1950). . Slight wear at corners, otherwise this volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean. NEAR FINE. . 16mo... Read more
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$20.00
Celebrated Crimes: Ali Pacha; Countess of Saint Geran, Murat  (Self-contained. Volume 7 from a Set of Eight)

Celebrated Crimes: Ali Pacha; Countess of Saint Geran, Murat (Self-contained. Volume 7 from a Set of Eight)

by Dumas, Alexandre (Alexander)

New York: P.F. Collier & Son, 1910. This odd volume is from a set of eight, each book dealing with actual historical crimes. This three-sectioned volume deals with the crimes of Ali Pacha of Turkey, and then of the virtuous Countess of Saint-Géran and the plottings of a wicked, murderous aristocrat, the Marquis de Saint-Maixent; and finally, the tragic story of Joachim Murat, one of Napoleon's loyal generals. The book is bound in a deep cerise cloth with a blind-stamped cameo illustration... Read more
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$9.99
Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

by Flaubert, Gustave

Random House, 1957. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First printing of this "new and definitive translation" by Francis Steegmuller, very good in a very good dust jacket, states First Printing on the copyright page, original price of $3.95 on front flap, first edition thus.
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$200.00
Bedside Book of Famous French Stories

Bedside Book of Famous French Stories

by Becker, Belle; Linscott, Robert N., Editors

New York: Random House, 1945. The book is in clean, Very Good condition, except for sunning of the front panel and spine. (Click on photo.) The book is bound in a light blue cloth, with top-edge red stain. As for the interior, the book is tightly bound, the pages are clean and bright, with no marks, tears, or stains. The 23 stories include such authors as Balzac, Mérimée. Sand, de Musset, Gautier, Flaubert, Daudet, Zola, de Maupassant, de Saint Exupéry, Sartre, and more. There's... Read more
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$9.99
Les Fleurs Du Mal

Les Fleurs Du Mal

by Baudelaire, Charles

David R Godine Pub, 1982-07-01. Hardcover. Good/Good Jacket. Posted within 1 working day. Robust recyclable packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide
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£25.99
The Story of Colette (La Neuvaine De Colette)

The Story of Colette (La Neuvaine De Colette)

by Anonymous; The Author of Straight-On (Schultz, Jeanne)

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1891. Although published anonymously by "the author of Straight-On," this book was later identified as having been written by Jeanne Schultz. Originally published by Appleton in 1888, this is the First Illustrated Edition, with six full-page and 20 vignette illustrations by Jean Claude. This charming story of a French teenager on the verge of womanhood, and, later, romance has captivated readers since it was first published. The book is bound in a patterned... Read more
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$23.99
BEL-AMI

BEL-AMI

by De Maupassant, Guy

New York: Limited Editions Club. Very Good+. 1968. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Slipcased faded & sunned ; Edition limited to 1500 copies, of which this is # 1476, SIGNED by artist ; Color Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 266 pages .
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$48.45
Candide

Candide

by Voltaire

NY: The Modern Library. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Edges rubbed with some minor loss to gold . spine title, jacket presents well in a protector but is chipped, stained, . and soiled.. 1930. Later Printing. Hardcover. Brown balloon cloth with purple topstain. xiii, 236 pages + 5 page Modern Library titles list. Introduction by Phillip Littell. ML #47. Using the following information from the Toledano ML guide we believe this to be a 1939 printing. Cover #7 (1931-1939) , Kent endpapers, books to... Read more
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$100.00