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- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99
Born in Switzerland, writer Isabelle Eberhardt spent most of her adult life in North Africa, where she gained the reputation of being an anti-colonial figure on account of her friendship with the natives. This book shows that she was less interested in defending the colonized than in fulfilling her personal quests for heroism and literary success.... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 42.95 US$ 34.36
Although Balzac's work has been much studied, practically nothing has been written on his use of linguistic concepts. Applying a new approach, this perceptive book demonstrates that the theme and theory of language were central to Balzac's fiction. In considering how the novelist was influenced by eighteenth- and nineteenth-century speculation on... 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...
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. With CliffsNotes on Madame Flaubert, you'll gain insight into Gustave Flaubert's novel that was so scandalous, he was brought to trial for immorality. Written in 1857, Madame Bovary is a pointed telling... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08
Examines the significance of rhetoric and print culture in French Renaissance writing about women. more...
- Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75
A comprehensive guide to Massenet's THAÏS, featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis by Burton D. Fisher, noted opera author and lecturer. more...
- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.73
The young sailor Edmond Dantès is arrested on his wedding day and imprisoned in the island fortress of the Château 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. more...
- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45
Stéphane Mallarmé was the most radically innovative of nineteenth-century poets. This is the fullest collection of Mallarmé's poetry ever published in English, and the only edition in any language that presents his Poésies in the last arrangement known to have been approved by the author. It includes all the prose poems and the unique, unclassifiable... more...