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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 about this item
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 about this item
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 about this item
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 about this item
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 about this item
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 about this item
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").
A Woman's Life

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 about this item
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

The Revolt Of the Angels

The Revolt Of the Angels

by Anatole France

The Thief's Journal

The Thief's Journal

by Jean Genet

Journey To the End Of the Night

Journey To the End Of the Night

by Louis-Ferdinand Celine

Les Fleurs Du Mal

Les Fleurs Du Mal

by Charles Baudelaire

Salammbo

Salammbo

by Gustave Flaubert

Papillon

Papillon

by Henri Charriere

The Flowers Of Evil

The Flowers Of Evil

by Charles Baudelaire

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Wind, Sand and Stars

by Antoine De Saint Exupery

French Fiction Books & Ephemera

Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

by Flaubert, Gustave

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 Hugo, Victor

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 about this item
Nana

Nana

by Zola, Emile

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 about this item
The Count Of Monte Cristo

The Count Of Monte Cristo

by Dumas, Alexandre

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.
Bel-Ami

Bel-Ami

by De Maupassant, Guy

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

Germinal

by Zola, Emile

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 about this item
Mademoiselle De Maupin

Mademoiselle De Maupin

by Gautier, Theophile

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.
A Woman\'s Life

A Woman's Life

by De Maupassant, Guy

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 about this item
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.
The Thief\'s Journal

The Thief's Journal

by Genet, Jean

The Elementary Particles

The Elementary Particles

by Houellebecq, Michel

Les Fleurs Du Mal

Les Fleurs Du Mal

by Baudelaire, Charles

La Cle Sur La Porte

La Cle Sur La Porte

by Marie Cardinal