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.
Madame Bovary

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.
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
Remembrance Of Things Past

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
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.
Jean Christophe

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").
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

Papillon

Papillon

by Henri Charriere

The Flowers Of Evil

The Flowers Of Evil

by Charles Baudelaire

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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

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

Candide : or, Optimism / Voltaire ; translated by John Butt

Candide : or, Optimism / Voltaire ; translated by John Butt

by Voltaire (1694-1778). Butt, John

London ; New York : Penguin Books, 1974. Reprint. Softcover. Very good paperback copy; edges slightly dust-dulled and nicked. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, and clean. Series: Penguin classics ; L4. Physical description: 144 pages ; 18cm. Subjects: French fiction -- Translations into English.
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$13.14
Candide

Candide

by Voltaire

New York, NY: Dover Publications, Incorporated. Good with No dust jacket as issued. 1991. Trade Size Paperback. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 94 pages; Paperback, No Dust Jacket, Shows Some Wear: STORE STAMPED, Text is clean no markings seen; BX458B .
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$9.00
The Discovery of Ancient Egypt

The Discovery of Ancient Egypt

by Alberto Siliotti

Boston & Chermignon, Switzerland: White Star, 1998. Hardcover. Very Good book in a Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Dust stains to top edge. Jacket clean and bright. No tears, folds or creases. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 359 pages. Lavishly illustrated. 14.25 x 10.25 x 1.3 inches. 6.75 pounds. Heavy item: extra charges for expedited or international shipping. After its conquest by the Arabs in A.D. 640, Egypt became an impenetrable territory for western travelers and during the... Read more
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$29.95
BEL-AMI

BEL-AMI

by GUY DE MAUPASSANT

1992. OTTIME CONDIZIONI. Volume ben conservato. Proveniente da stock di magazzino. Mai letto, senza segni di lettura. In-16° 253pp Copertina Rigida
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€4.00
EL ROMANT COMIQUE. ENTRE LA FARSA DEGRADADA Y LA ESTRUCTURA ESPECULAR

EL ROMANT COMIQUE. ENTRE LA FARSA DEGRADADA Y LA ESTRUCTURA ESPECULAR

by VELAZQUEZ, J. I

ZARAGOZA: LIBROS PORTICO, 1983. 1 . Paperback. New. VELAZQUEZ, J. I.: EL ROMANT COMIQUE. ENTRE LA FARSA DEGRADADA Y LA ESTRUCTURA ESPECULAR . ZARAGOZA, 1983, 158 p. , 150 gr. Encuadernacion original. Nuevo. (NH-3-5)
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€20.00
Les Miserables

Les Miserables

by HUGO, Victor

Philadelphia: Barrie, 1893. Limited. hardcover. fine. 10 volumes, 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 brown morocco over marbled boards; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands. all edges gilt. Philadelphia: Barrie, (1893).<br/> <br/> Part of the Complete and Unabridged Novels. Edition de Bibliophile, limited to 250 sets on Japanese vellum. Containing 519 etchings, in two printings, one in black and one in bistre, and 75 double page etchings in black, all on Japanese vellum.<br/>... Read more
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$6,000.00
Manuel complet des jeux de soci&eacute;t&eacute;. Renfermant tous les jeux qui conviennent aux jeunes gens des deux sexes. Tels que Jeux de Jardins, Rondes, Jeux-Rondes, Jeux publics ... Avec des Poesies Fugitives, Enigmes, Charades, Narrations ...

Manuel complet des jeux de société. Renfermant tous les jeux qui conviennent aux jeunes gens des deux sexes. Tels que Jeux de Jardins, Rondes, Jeux-Rondes, Jeux publics ... Avec des Poesies Fugitives, Enigmes, Charades, Narrations ...

by Celnart, Mme, [Elisabeth Felicie]

Paris: A la Librairie Encyclopedique de Roret, 1836. Pp. 360. 14.3 cm x 9 cm in 6's, signatures numbered not lettered. Contemporary binding with gilt embellished green leather spinestrip over plain green paper covered boards, marbled endpapers in 19th-century Spanish on Italian pattern, all edges marbled. Light foxing throughout, covers scuffed and worn, corners rubbed and rounded, spine rubbed primarily at head and heel, otherwise a very good copy of "Complete Manual of games. Containing all... Read more
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CA$175.00
Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

by Flaubert, Gustave

London: Penguin Books. Very Good+. 1995. Reprint; First Printing. Paperback. Mass Market PB . Ink name inside front cover has been scribbled over. Minor reading creases. ; Penguin Popular Classics; 364 pages; Seen when first published as a flagrantly amoral novel, and this led to the proscution of the author, who was acquitted. .
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€2.25
La bonne trentaine

La bonne trentaine

by Colin, Gerty

Ottawa, Canada: Julliard, Le Cercle du Livre de France. Paperback. Fair/None. Formerly white softcover with black and green titling, significantly toned with age, with dampstains along bottom and a couple creases at top. Pages unmarked but toned. Sewn binding is sound. FFEP pulling out 1 in. up from bottom hinge. 12mo.
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$13.50
The Thief's Journal

The Thief's Journal

by GENET, Jean

New York: Grove Press, 1964. Softcover. Very Good. Uncorrected proof of the first American edition. Introduction by Jean-Paul Sartre. Translated by Bernard Frechtman. Spiral bound pictorial wrappers. Some offsetting and small stains on the front wrap, a very good copy. An uncommon format.
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$500.00
Les Misérables (5 Parts in 1 Volume)

Les Misérables (5 Parts in 1 Volume)

by HUGO, Victor

New-York: Charles Lassalle; F.W. Christern, 1863. Hardcover. Good. First U.S. appearance in French, consisting of the first edition of parts 1, 2, and 5; and the third edition of parts 3 and 4. Octavo. Five parts in one volume, each with a separate title page and pagination. Pt. 1. Fantine, 154pp. (Charles Lassalle, 1862); Pt. 2. Cosette, 136pp. (F.W. Christern, 1862); Pt. 3. Marius, 122pp. (F.W. Christern, 1863); Pt. 4. Saint-Denis, 176pp. (F.W. Christern, 1863); Pt. 5. Jean Valjean, 145pp. (F.W.... Read more
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$950.00
Lettres De Mon Moulin - Edition Definitive

Lettres De Mon Moulin - Edition Definitive

by Daudet Alphonse

Paris: Charpentier, 1922. quarter-leather, attractively decorated in gilt on spine, text generally darkened throughout. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Reprint. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket.
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€15.00
Salammbo

Salammbo

by GUSTAVE FLAUBERT

EDITIONS CARREFOUR, 1994. Paperback. Good. Traces of creases on the cover. Ammareal gives back up to 15% of this book's net price to charity organizations.
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$3.68
Salammbo

Salammbo

by Flaubert, Gustave (1821-1880)

Paris : G. Charpentier et Cie, 1907. Definitive edition. Hardcover. Title page stained. Finely bound in contemporary calf over marble boards. Gilt-blocked title and panel borders. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat toned as with age. An uncommonly good copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. Physical description; 374p. : illus. ; 19 cm. Notes; Reprint of 1886 edition. Subjects; Carthage (Extinct city) - History - Fiction. Language; French.
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$54.00
Photo Passion (French Edition/édition en langue française)

Photo Passion (French Edition/édition en langue française)

by Thomas Dickey

Paris: Hachette, June 1991. Hardcover. French language edition / édition en langue française. As New. Pristine inside and out. Not from a library. Comme neuf. Intérieur et extérieur impeccables. Pas d'une bibliothèque. 382 pages. Fruit de la longue expérience de Kodak, cet ouvrage, réalisé par des spécialistes passionnés de photographie, s'adresse aussi bien aux adeptes expérimentés souhaitant développer leurs connaissances techniques qu'aux nouveaux-venus désireux de s'initier à cet art.... Read more
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$11.25
Madame Bovary; a new translation by Francis Steegmuler

Madame Bovary; a new translation by Francis Steegmuler

by Gustave Flaubert

New York: Random House, 1957. Book-Dividend Book Club. Heavier book. Light blue paper with dark blue flowerets and gilt decoration over boards with one-quarter dark blue cloth spine with gilt flowerets and title. Deckle edges. Heavy pink paper jacket with color-illustration of couple at masked ball. Very Good+ book in a Very Good- jacket. Prior owner's name and date inked on free front endpaper, otherwise all pages are clean. Spine is straight and tight. Jacket shows shelfwear, chipping at spine ends,... Read more
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$24.95
NANA - AU BONHEUR DES DAMES - GERMINAL

NANA - AU BONHEUR DES DAMES - GERMINAL

by Emile Zola

Fixot, 1994. Paperback. Good. Book slightly twisted. Slight signs of wear on the cover. Tome 2. Ammareal gives back up to 15% of this book's net price to charity organizations.
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$6.62
Jean-Christophe: Journey&#39;s End: Love and Friendship, the Burning Bush, the New Dawn
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£24.19
MANON LESCAUT

MANON LESCAUT

by ANTOINE PREVOST

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 in the early 18th century, the story follows a young couple who are madly in love, but more devoted to wealth and luxury. Along the way, they cheat, beg,... Read more
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CA$95.00
The Count of Monte-Cristo

The Count of Monte-Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas

Hardback. New.
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£37.43
Mademoiselle De Maupin

Mademoiselle De Maupin

by Gautier, Theophile

Paris, London and New York: Societe Des Beaux-Arts. NF. 1915. 1st Printing. Hardcover. First printing of this edition, part of the publisher's :Comedie D'Amo ur Series" bound in brown cloth with gold spine lettering. Near fine c ondition. Small rubs to the corners. Tanning to the endpapers. No dust jacket. Illustrated by Toudouze. .
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$20.00
Lettres de mon moulin

Lettres de mon moulin

by Alphonse Daudet

Z'Editions, 1996. Paperback. Good. Former library book. Slight signs of wear on the cover. Edition 1996. Ammareal gives back up to 15% of this book's net price to charity organizations.
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$5.34
Father Goriot, Ursule Mirouët, and other stories (Novels of Balzac, Centenary Edition)

Father Goriot, Ursule Mirouët, and other stories (Novels of Balzac, Centenary Edition)

by Honoré de Balzac; Honore de Balzac; Ellen Marriage (trans); Clara Bell (trans)

Philadelphia: Gebbie Publishing Co., 1899. Hardcover. Gray linen over boards, spine faded to a handsome beige. Crimson leather title band with gold lettering and border design; gilded top edge. Frontis and eight B&W plates. Very Good+ book / no jacket. No markings. Spine ends bumped. Not from a library. Very handsome on the shelf. Two volumes in one. Contents: Volume 1: Preface; Father Goriot; M. Gobseck. Volume II: Preface; Ursele Mirouet; Madame Firmiani; A Forsaken Woman; The Imaginary Mistress. xiv +... Read more
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$34.95
Bel-Ami (Oxford World&#39;s Classics)

Bel-Ami (Oxford World's Classics)

by Maupassant, Guy de

Paperback. Very Good.
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£5.70
The Count Of Monte Cristo

The Count Of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas

Softcover . 🔴 Condition - Very Good 🔴 🟢 This Book weighs 890 Grams. 🟢 For Overseas Purchasers (ie if you are NOT posting to Australia) postage is charged per 500 grams. (You can combine books) Australian buyers are charged for 5 Kg (this is dependant on size but the maximum rate is $15 for 5 Kg)
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$9.95