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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$ 36.94
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...
- Waverley Books 2015; US$ 9.99
The book tells the story of Phileas Fogg, an English gentleman, who makes a fantastic trip as a bet. His adventures, with his French manservant Passepartout, by railway, steamship and elephant, see him travel around the world pursued relentlessly by a detective who mistakes him for a notorious criminal. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 35.00
This book 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 2006; US$ 139.99 US$ 125.99
This is a study of the 19th-century French poet, Tristan Corbière. Using close textual readings from Les Amours jaunes, the only collection published in Corbière's lifetime, it examines his self-contradictory style. Corbière's use of irony is shown to be a means of exploring the doubts of modern man and the spiritual void of commodity culture. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 77.00
This comprehensive reference begins with an introductory chapter that overviews Flaubert's life and career. A detailed summary of the novel's plot is followed by a close examination of the novel's genesis, its publication history, and the merits of various editions and translations. Later chapters discuss the social and cultural contexts informing... more...