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  • The Carter of 'La Providence'by Georges Simenon; David Coward

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 8.99

    A new translation of Georges Simenon's tragic tale of lost identity--the second novel in the Inspector Maigret series What was the woman doing here? In a stable, wearing pearl earrings, her stylish bracelet and white buckskin shoes! She must have been alive when she got there because the crime had been committed after ten in the evening.... more...

  • The Figaro Trilogyby Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais; David Coward

    Oxford University Press, UK 2003; US$ 8.99

    The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro and The Guilty Mother were the first plays to use a set of recurring characters who develop over time. They chronicle the slide of the ancien regime into revolution and Figaro was seen as a threat to the establishment. The impertinent, bustling servant was appropriated by Mozart and Rossini for their own... 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

    Moličre 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 Count of Monte Cristoby Alexandre Dumas; David Coward

    Oxford University Press, UK 2009; US$ 8.99

    The young sailor Edmond Dant--egrave--;s is arrested on his wedding day and imprisoned in the island fortress of the Ch--acirc--;teau d'If. His daring escape, recovery of Monte Cristo's fabulous treasure, and revenge on his enemies make this one of the great thrillers of all time. This is a newly revised, unabridged translation. - ;'people... 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...

  • The Three Musketeersby Alexandre Dumas; David Coward

    Oxford University Press, UK 1991; US$ 8.99

    The Three Musketeers (1844) is one of the most famous historical novels ever written. It is also one of the world's greatest historical adventure stories, and its heroes have become symbols for the spirit of youth, daring, and comradeship. The action takes place in the 1620s at the court of Louis XIII, where the musketeers, Athos, Porthos, and... 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...