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    The Count Of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

    The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered to be, along with The Three Musketeers, Dumas' most popular work. The writing of the work was completed in 1844. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet.


    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 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, each of which is divided into several books and subdivided into chapters, totaling 48 books and 365 chapters. Les Miserables, as a whole, is one the longest novels ever written with about 1,500 pages in unabridged English editions and 1,900 pages in French. Les Misérables is known to many through its numerous stage and screen adaptations, such as the stage musical of the same name, sometimes abbreviated "Les Mis".


    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 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 translator working under the general editorship of Professor Christopher Prendergast, University of Cambridge.


    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 par le gaz, des appels et des rires sortaient d'un brouhaha continu de voix, des tetes coiffees de bonnets et de casquettes s'etageaient sous les larges baies rondes, encadrees d'or.


    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 translator working under the general editorship of Professor Christopher Prendergast, University of Cambridge.


    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 conditions in the mining community deteriorate even further, Lantier finds himself leading a strike that could mean starvation or salvation for all.


    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 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 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 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.


    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 cave au grenier. Jeanne, sortie la veille du couvent, libre enfin pour toujours, prete a saisir tous les bonheurs de la vie dont elle revait depuis si longtemps, craignait que son pere hesitat a partir si le temps ne s'eclaircissait pas, et pour la centieme fois depuis le matin elle interrogeait l'horizon. Puis elle s'apercut qu'elle avait oublie de mettre son calendrier dans son sac de voyage. Elle cueillit sur le mur le petit carton divise par mois, et portant au milieu d'un dessin la date de l'annee courante 1819 en chiffres d'or. Puis elle biffa a coups de crayon les quatre premieres colonnes, rayant chaque nom de saint jusqu'au 2 mai, jour de sa sortie du couvent.


    The Charterhouse Of Parma by Stendhal

    Includes bibliographical references.


    Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine De Saint Exupery



    Papillon by Henri Charriere



    Notre-Dame De Paris by Victor Hugo



    Journey To the End Of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Celine



    The Revolt Of the Angels by Anatole France



    The Thief's Journal by Jean Genet



    The Flowers Of Evil by Charles Baudelaire



    Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert



    Les Fleurs Du Mal by Charles Baudelaire



    Death On the Installment Plan by Louis-Ferdinand Celine



French Fiction Books & Ephemera


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    Candide: or, Optimism (Modern Library) by Voltaire

    2005-09-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!


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    Bel-Ami by MAUPASSANT, Guy de

    Firenze: Vallecchi, Classici del romanzo , 1970. Rilegato pelle (leather binding). Ottimo (Fine). Traduzione di Orsola Nemi. 8vo. pp. 356. Ottimo (Fine). .


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    Le Spleen de Paris: Petits Poèmes en Prose by BAUDELAIRE, Charles; Louis Bouquet, illus

    Paris: A l'Enseigne du Pot Cassé, [1925]. First Thus. Limited to 1950 copies on Chesterfield of which this is no. 882. 12mo; publisher's white pictorial card wrappers printed in black and pale grey; [6],201pp.; woodcut illus. throughout. Extremities a bit rubbed with a few tiny chips and closed tears, else a Very Good or better, internally fine copy. Forms part of the Scripta Manent series.


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    Les Fleurs du Mal (French Edition) by Charles Baudelaire

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    Nicolai Caussini Trecensis, e Societate Iesu, De Eloquentia Sacra et Humana, Libri XVI by CAUSSIN, Nicolas

    Parisiis: Apud Ioannem Iost, 1637. Editio Quarta. Thick quarto; full contemporary triple-ruled sheep, unadorned spine in five compartments, all edges speckled red, retaining original endpapers as well as a wastepaper front free endpaper; [4],1011,[61]pp.; engraved title page vignette and head- and tail-pieces, text printed in double columns. Leather somewhat edge worn with some exposure of boards, rear cover has a few surface scratches, this copy unfortunately bound without the 28pp. introductory index, else an About Very Good copy in a compellingly crude contemporary binding. This edition published in the same year that Caussin, a French Jesuit, held the post of confessor to Louis XIII.


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    Salammbo by Flaubert, Gustave

    London: Saxon & Co, 1896. First British Edition. Good. First British edition, originally published in French in 1862. Good. Cloth rubbed at extremities, darkened at spine, lightly soiled. Gilt stamping rubbed. Lean to spine. Glue repair to front inner hinge; binding at front a bit tender. Pages show general wear and sporadic foxing. First edition in the English language of Flaubert's historical novel.


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    Le Père Perdrix [Limited Edition] by PHILIPPE, Charles-Louis; Jean Vaudal, préf.; J-L. Viard, illus

    Paris: Éditions Stock, [1948]. First Thus. Limited to 2200 copies of which this is no. 261. Octavo; publisher's cream pictorial card wrappers; xxxiii,[1],181pp.; frontispiece and head- and tail-pieces throughout. Very Near Fine condition. Forms part of the series "Cent Romans Français." French social novel set in a small working class town, first published in 1902.


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    Candide by Voltaire

    Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press. F/NONE. 1977. Hardcover. Clean, tight copy. ; Collector's Edition. Blue genuine leather cover; raised bands on spine. Gold illustrations on front and spine, gold lettering on spine. Full gilt pages. Peach colored (grosgrain) endpapers. Ribbon bookmark. Full gilt pages; Color and B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall .


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    Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

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    Madame Bovary by Flaubert, Gustave

    London: Vizetelly & Co, 1886. First English Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First English language edition. Very Good with cloth rubbed at rear cover and extremities, with spine ends a bit bruised, spine cloth darkened. Inner hinges repaired. Pages toned with scattered foxing to prelim and terminal pages. A rather sharp copy, in nicer shape than commonly found. The author's debut novel, a breakthrough in the craft of literary narration that helped create the modern novel.


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    LE BARBIER DE SEVILLE by Beaumarchais -

    fair. éditions nouveaux classiques Larousse, 1970. Intérieur propre, légère usure des coins. Envoi rapide et soigné!* (d6)


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    SALAMMBO by Flaubert Gustave

    Fasquelle, 1923. 1923 Edizione definitiva con appendice critica 12mo 374pp Softcover VERYGOOD Lievi strappi sul piatto ant./post. Sigla a matita sul frontespizio Timbro sul piatto post. catalogo Narrativa - Fiction magazzino ZZ


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    Manon Lescaut by Prevost, Antoine Francois

    London, England: Joseph Thomas, 1841. Hardcover. Good+/None. Green three-quarter leather with maroon, green and cream marbled paper boards, banded spine titled and filigreed in gilt. Extremities lightly worn and spine faded. Gilt remains bright. End papers marbled like cover. White ribbon marker intact. Binding cracked at pg. 347. Otherwise binding is firm. Previous owner or bookseller noted 'MacDonald binding.' Gilt upper page edges. 8vo. B&W illustrations-some with protective tissue intact-by Tony Johannot.


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    Candide: or, Optimism by Voltaire

    Franklin Library, 1979. Hard cover. Very good . slight shelf wear


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    Lettres de mon Moulin by Daudet, Alphonse

    Published Paris Nelson Éditeurs 189, rue Saint-Jacques circa 1905. Paris circa 1905., 1905. Hard back binding in publisher's original half black calf, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, blue cloth covered boards, blue and gold marble end papers, top edge gilt. 8vo. 6½'' x 4¼''. Contains [xvi] 253 [20] printed pages of French text with colour frontispiece and monochrome photographs throughout. In Very Good condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.


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    La Conversation: Notes et Maximes by MAUROIS, André

    [Paris]: Hachette, [1964]. First Edition. Octavo; publisher's decorative paper-covered boards; 90pp. Ownership sticker to front flyleaf, a hint of rubbing at spine foot, else a Fine copy.


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    The Thief's Journal by Genet, Jean

    New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc., 1964. First American Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/good. First U.S. edition of Jean Genet's journal of his life among street outcasts in Barcelona after deserting the Foreign Legion. A classic work first published in France in 1949 by a legendary writer whose life paralleled the Beats & later intersected with them, especially when he covered the infamous 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago alongside William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg & others in the countercultural ferment. With a foreword by Jean-Paul Sartre. The publisher, Grove Press, issued the first U.S. editions of WSB's works including Nova Express during this period. First printing as stated on the copyright page. A significant Genet collectible. Book in nearly fine condition with only mild sunning to top portions & edges of front, back covers & spine; very light wear to bottom edges of same; a few narrow vertical indents in cloth from bottom edge through lower portion of front cover (which may be a flaw as issued); very mild wear along bottom & side trimmed edges of text block; more so with spotting at upper edge of same. Interior very fine. Dust Jacket in relatively good condition among those we have obtained or seen with moderate browning of edges, rubbing, scratching & soiling of front, back covers & spine; minor creasing & chipping along all edges & corners; short vertical closed tears along left edges of front & back covers, upper left edge of spine.


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    Madame Bovary (French Edition) by Gustave Flaubert

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    Notice biographique sur Pierre de Ronsard by [Marty-Laveaux, Charles Joseph]

    [Paris]: [A. Lemerre], 1893. Offprint. Paper wrappers. A very good unopened (uncut) copy in plain brown wrappers.. CXXVII pp. Sm. 8vo. Extract from the Oeuvres of Ronsard.


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    Germinal (Spanish Edition) by Emile Zola

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    Journey to the End of the Night by CELINE, Louis-Ferdinand

    Boston: Little, Brown, 1934. Bound in black cloth, stamped in gold. This book in the original binding has been professionally restored with new matching endsheets. Some scuffing to edges. Still, a true first U.S. edition of this scarce novel by Celine. 509 pp. Fitted with a facsimile dust jacket that fits the book perfectly. . First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fine (Facsimile DW). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Germinal by Emile Zola

    Heritage Press, 1942. Hardcover. Very Good. Berthold Mahn. Not Ex-Library Copy.Oversized Hardcover Edition Issued Without Dustjacket.Text Unmarked.Binding Is Solid.Not Ex-Library Copy.No Remainder Mark.Slipcase Included.Small Name On Fep.


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    Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

    Robert Hayes, 1111. Hardcover. Good. 486 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth with blind stamped lettering to front and gilt lettering to spine. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Some light marking and sunning.


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