Notre-Dame of Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) (Penguin Classics)

By Victor Hugo

Generally often called "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame", Victor Hugo's Romantic novel of darkish passions and unrequited love, "Notre-Dame de Paris", is translated with an advent by means of John Sturrock in "Penguin Classics". within the vaulted Gothic towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral lives Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bellringer. Mocked and avoided for his visual appeal, he's pitied in simple terms via Esmerelda, a stunning gypsy dancer to whom he turns into thoroughly committed. Esmerelda, besides the fact that, has additionally attracted the eye of the sinister archdeacon Claude Frollo, and whilst she rejects his lecherous techniques, Frollo hatches a plot to ruin her, that basically Quasimodo can hinder. Victor Hugo's sensational, evocative novel brings existence to the medieval Paris he enjoyed, and mourns its passing in a single of the best old romances of the 19th century. John Sturrock's transparent, modern translation is observed by way of an creation discussing it as a passionate novel of rules, written in defence of Gothic structure and of a burgeoning democracy, and demonstrating that an unpleasant external can cover ethical attractiveness. This revised variation additionally contains additional examining and a chronology of Hugo's existence. Victor Hugo (1802-85) was once a forceful and prolific author. He wrote volumes of feedback, Romantic gown dramas, lyrical and satirical verse and political journalism yet is healthier remembered for his novels, specifically "Notre-Dame de Paris" (1831) and "Les Miserables" (1862) which used to be tailored into some of the most profitable musicals of all time. notwithstanding exiled to the Channel Islands by means of Napoleon III, Hugo again to Paris in 1870 and remained an outstanding public determine till his loss of life: his physique lay in kingdom less than the Arc de Triomphe, and he was once later buried within the Pantheon. in case you loved "Notre-Dame de Paris", chances are you'll like Gaston Leroux's "The Phantom of the Opera". "A nice author - artistic, witty, sly, innovatory". (A. S. Byatt, writer of Possession).

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The Three Musketeers (Dover Thrift Editions)

By Alexandre Dumas

With its rousing cry of "One for all, and interested by one," Alexandre Dumas's exciting experience novel has captivated generations of readers due to the fact its preliminary ebook in 1844. motion, intrigue, and romance abound during this swashbuckling epic, which lines a rustic lad's route to the French courtroom of the early 1600s and the fantastic fraternity of the king's males, the Musketeers.
A son of impoverished the Aristocracy, D'Artagnan arrives in Paris to discover the Musketeers disbanded by means of the crafty Cardinal Richelieu, who hopes to grab energy from the weak-willed Louis XIII. The bold and impressive adolescence proves his mettle within the corporation of the well-known Musketeers — Porthos, Athos, and Aramis — and joins them in a heroic fight to protect the king and his beautiful queen, Anne of Austria.
Dumas remodeled the idea that of the historic novel by means of writing in a latest, conversational sort. His available, fast paced narratives mix genuine and fictional characters to recapture the occasions, manners, and temper of seventeenth-century France. rising within the chaotic aftermath of the Revolution, Dumas's novels supplied his contemporaries with a welcome feel of id and nationwide delight. His preferred paintings, The 3 Musketeers, maintains to allure sleek readers with its undying stories of romantic valor.

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Jusqu'à Faulkner

By Pierre Bergounioux

Des infirmes, des sensitifs furent longtemps les plus qualifiés pour voir. Leur inaptitude aux luttes, aux travaux les tenait à l'écart, disponibles, pensifs - c'est pareil. L'heure est venue, au XIXe siècle, où cette élite vulnérable a éprouvé l'impossibilité d'aller plus loin, dans une Europe qui semblait aspirer, elle-même, au suicide. C'est alors qu'un petit homme s'est avancé à Oxford (Mississippi). Pierre Bergounioux

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Un essai severe qui, pour nous conduire jusqu'au «grand Will», traverse presque toute l. a. littérature, de Homère à Proust, en passant par Stendhal, Balzac, Kafka et tant d'autres...

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Cousin Bette: Part 1 of Poor Relations (Penguin Classics)

A gripping story of violent jealousy, sexual ardour and treachery, Honoré de Balzac's Cousin Bette is translated from the French with an advent by means of Marion Ayton Crawford in Penguin Classics. negative, simple spinster Bette is forced to outlive at the condescending patronage of her socially enhanced kinfolk in Paris: her appealing, saintly cousin Adeline, the philandering Baron Hulot and their daughter Hortense. Already deeply green with envy in their wealth, whilst Bette learns that the fellow she is in love with plans to marry Hortense, she turns into ate up through the will to distinctive her revenge and dedicates herself to the destruction of the Hulot kinfolk, plotting their wreck with sufferer, silent malice. The fruits of the Comédie humaine, and a super portrayal of the greedy, bourgeois society of 1840s Paris, Cousin Bette is certainly one of Balzac's maximum triumphs as a novelist. Marion Ayton Crawford's energetic translation is followed through an advent discussing the novel's portrayal of quickly altering occasions, because the new, formidable center periods changed France's outdated imperial ways.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts stronger via introductions and notes via distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Phèdre (French Edition)

Jean RACINE (1639-1699), fut éduqué par les jansénistes de Port Royal. Ses tragédies dérivent de plusieurs resources : « Andromaque » (1667), « Iphigénie » (1674) et « Phèdre » (1677), de l. a. littérature latine et grecque ; « Britannicus » (1669), « Bérénice » (1670) et « Mithridate » (1673), de l´histoire romaine ; « Bajazet » (1672) de l´histoire turque contemporaine ; et « Esther » (1689) et « Athalie » (1691) de l. a. Bible. Il écrivit aussi une comédie dans le kind d´Aristophane, « Plaideurs » (1668). L´idée centrale de l. a. majorité de ses tragédies est los angeles belief de los angeles folie aveugle de los angeles ardour humaine, asservie en permanence à los angeles poursuite de ses objectifs et toujours vouée à l´échec.

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Là-Bas: A Journey into the Self

By Joris-Karl Huysmans, Brendan King

Translated with an advent and notes by way of Brendan King and an afterword and chronology via Robert Irwin

Cult curio approximately satanism in fin-de-siecle Paris. day out The vintage story of satanism and sexual obsession in nineteenth-century Paris, in an enticing new edition...

Strong meat for diseased imaginations (Murrough O'Brien within the autonomous on Sunday)

This extraordinary new translation by way of Brendan King vividly recollects the allusive, proto-expressionist vigor of the original.

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The Complete Works of Emile Zola

This book variation comprises the unabridged entire Works of Emile Zola translated into English language, with a close and useful desk of contents.

Émile François Zola (1840 – 1902) used to be a French author, an important exemplar of the literary tuition of naturalism and an enormous contributor to the advance of theatrical naturalism. He was once an important determine within the political liberalization of France and within the exoneration of the falsely accused and convicted military officer Alfred Dreyfus, that is encapsulated within the popular newspaper headline J'Accuse.

Content:

The Early Novels:

CLAUDE’S CONFESSION

THE lifeless WOMAN’S WISH

THE secret OF MARSEILLE

THERESE RAQUIN

MADELEINE FERAT

The Rougon-Macquart Cycle:

THE FORTUNE OF THE ROUGONS

THE KILL

THE fats AND THE THIN

THE CONQUEST OF PLASSANS

ABBE MOURET’S TRANSGRESSION

HIS EXCELLENCY EUGENE ROUGON

THE DRAM SHOP

A LOVE EPISODE

NANA

PIPING HOT

THE women’ PARADISE

THE pleasure OF LIFE

GERMINAL

HIS MASTERPIECE

THE EARTH

THE DREAM

THE HUMAN BEAST

MONEY

THE DOWNFALL

DOCTOR PASCAL

The 3 Cities:

LOURDES

ROME

PARIS

The 4 Gospels:

FRUITFULNESS

LABOUR

TRUTH

The brief Stories:

STORIES FOR NINON

NEW tales FOR NINON

PARISIAN SKETCHES

THE assault at the MILL

THE FLOOD

CAPTAIN BURLE

THE MILLER’S DAUGHTER

THE loss of life OF OLIVIER BECAILLE

NAÏS MICOULIN

J’Accuse !:

I ACCUSE...!

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A Dark Stranger (Pushkin Collection)

By Julien Gracq

From the instant he arrives at a chic seashore lodge together with his lover, Allan unsettles and obsesses the opposite site visitors. Elusive, equivocal, appealing, he lives, gambles, swims and dances with a wierd fierceness that they locate intoxicating. quickly he even haunts their dreams.
one after the other, every one visitor is fatally interested in Allan. And, because the hazy August warmth fades and summer season involves an finish, they gravitate in the direction of self-destruction.
wealthy, lushly poetic, A darkish Stranger is a dreamlike portrayal of lives lived at the fringe of the abyss.

Pushkin assortment versions characteristic a spare, based sequence sort and better, sturdy components. The assortment is typeset in Monotype Baskerville, litho-printed on Munken top class White Paper and notch-bound by means of the independently owned printer TJ overseas in Padstow. The covers, with French flaps, are published on Colorplan Pristine White Paper. either paper and canopy board are acid-free and wooded area Stewardship Council (FSC) qualified.

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