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  • The Grand Banks Caféby Georges Simenon; David Coward

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99

    Sailors don't talk much to other men, especially not to policemen. But after Captain Fallut's body is found floating near his trawler, they all mention the Evil Eye when they speak of the Ocean's voyage. Featured the inimitable Inspector Maigret and written in the dark, grimly comic prose that Simenon is renowned for, A Crime In Holland will delight... more...

  • A History of French Literatureby David Coward

    Wiley 2008; US$ 136.95

    This magnificent volume provides a complete history of the literature of France from its origins to the present day, taking us beyond traditional definitions of ‘literature' into the world of the best-seller and, beyond words, to graphic fiction and cinema Presents a definitive history of the literature of France from its origins to the present... more...

  • The Miser and Other Playsby Jean-Baptiste Moliere; David Coward; David Coward; David Wood

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    Molière combined all the traditional elements of comedy - wit, slapstick, spectacle and satire - to create richly sophisticated and enduringly popular dramas. The Miser is the story of Harpagon, a mean-spirited old man who becomes obsessed with making money out of the marriage of his children, while The Hypochondriac, another study in obsession, is... more...

  • The Crimes of Loveby Marquis de Sade; David Coward

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 8.99

    Who but the Marquis de Sade would write, not of the pain, tragedy, and joy of love but of its crimes? Murder, seduction, and incest are among the cruel rewards for selfless love in his stories; tragedy, despair, and death the inevitable outcome. This new selection includes 'An Essay on Novels', Sade's penetrating survey of the novelist's... more...

  • The Misfortunes of Virtue and Other Early Talesby Marquis de Sade; David Coward

    Oxford University Press, UK 1992; US$ 8.99

    The name of the Marquis de Sade is synonymous with the blackest corners of the human soul, a byword for all that is foulest in human conduct. In his bleak, claustrophobic universe, there is no God, no morality, no human affection, and no hope. Power is given to the strong, and the strong are murderers, torturers, and tyrants. No quarter is given; compassion... more...

  • La Dame aux Caméliasby Alexandre Dumas; David Coward

    Oxford University Press, UK 1986; US$ 8.99

    This new translation successfully combines a feeling for the formal proprieties of Dumas's style with a supple and colloquial liveliness that once again proves this story irresistible. - more...

  • A Day in the Country and Other Storiesby Guy de Maupassant; David Coward

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 8.99

    This selection of twenty-seven stories shows Maupassant at his comic, cruel, and brilliant best. In addition to the poignant title story, it includes one of the most famous tales ever written, The Necklace , and Le Horla, an account of a disintegrating pe more...

  • Louise de la Vallièreby Alexandre Dumas; David Coward

    Oxford University Press, UK 1995; US$ 8.99

    Featuring D'Artagnan and the now ageing Musketeers, Louise de la Valli--egrave--;re is the middle section of The Vicomte de Bragelonne, or, Ten Years After. Against a tender love story, Dumas continues the suspense which began with The Vicomte de Bragelonne and will end with The Man in the Iron Mask. This new edition of the classic English translation... more...

  • The Phantom of the Operaby Gaston Leroux; David Coward

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 8.99

    I am not an angel nor a genie nor a ghost...I am Erik!'A mysterious Phantom haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House where he has fallen passionately in love with the beautiful singer Christine Daaé. Under his guidance her singing rises to new heights and she is triumphantly acclaimed. But Christine is also loved by Raoul de Chagny, and... more...

  • The Man in the Iron Maskby Alexandre Dumas; David Coward

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 8.99

    One of France's best-selling writers at the time of the novel's composition, Dumas here combines what he considered to be life's essentials - `l'action et l'amour'. This historical romance is the climax of his epic of chivalry and valour that began with The Three Musketeers, and it is here that Athos, Porthos, Aramis, and their... more...