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- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99
Considered the inventor of the essay itself, Michel de Montaigne published Essays (Essais, literally "Attempts") in 1850. Known for his skill at merging serious intellectual debate with personal anecdotes, his vast work collects together some of the most influential essays the world has ever seen, shaping the thoughts Blaise Pascal, René... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
One of the most influential volumes of poetry of the nineteenth century, Charles Baudelaire's The Flowers of Evil caused a sensation when it was originally published, even earning Baudelaire a fine when he was charged with "insulting public decency." With strong themes of debauchery, decadence, hedonism and sensuality, these intoxicating... more...
- The Floating Press 2015; US$ 2.99
A creative innovator who boldly traversed traditional boundaries separating different genres and schools, French poet Theophile Gautier was extremely influential, playing a role in shaping the styles of poets from T. S. Elliot to Ezra Pound. In this, his most acclaimed collection of verse, Gautier offers his philosophical ponderings and lyrical musings. more...
- Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99
George Sand is one the most celebrated writers and controversial personalities of nineteenth-century France; she is as famous for her bohemian lifestyle as for her written work. The Last Love of George Sand portrays the writer, political activist, and cultural figure as she starts a new chapter in her ever-surprising life: the mature years with... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
This section of The Human Comdedy, the multi-volume series of stories, tales, and essays that comprised most Honore de Balzac's life's work, focuses on love and marriage as they existed in early nineteenth-century Europe. An eclectic collection of essays, satirical observations, short tales, and character sketches, this unique excerpt is an... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 158.00
Israel Pelletier argues that Trois contes demands a different kind of reading which distinguishes it from Madame Bovary and other Flaubert texts. By the time he wrote this late work, Flaubert's attitude toward his characters and the role of fiction had changed to accommodate different social, political, and literary pressures. He constructed two... more...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 6.99
Nana opens in 1867, the year of the World Fair, when Paris, thronged by a cosmopolitan élite, was la Ville Lumière, a perfect victim for Zola's scathing denunciation of hypocrisy and fin-de-siècle moral corruption. The fate of Nana, the Helen of Troy of the Second Empire, and daughter of the laundress in L'Assommoir, reduced... more...
- PM Press 2012; US$ 3.99
Peter Linebaugh is the author of The London Hanged (London: Penguin, 1991), The Magna Carta Manifesto (University of California Press, 2008), and with Marcus Rediker, The Many Headed Hydra (Beacon Press, 2000). He has written introductions to a book of Thomas Paine's writing (Verso, 2009) and to a new edition of E.P. Thompson's, William Morris: Romantic... more...