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- Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 13.11
It is commonly known that Baudelaire used opium. Many writers have described him as being addicted to the drug, but few biographers have fully understood the effect of opiate addiction on personality, and, in the case of Baudelaire, the extent to which it damaged his life and work. In this fascinating and original contribution to Baudelaire studies... more...
- University Press of America 2013; US$ 42.99
This is a critical edition of Victor Hugo?s play Marion de Lorme . It contains an in-depth introduction with a study of the play?s history. The text of the play indicates all modifications made by the author during its composition. This edition also features detailed note, index, and bibliography sections. more...
- TwoDot 2014; US$ 15.99
After the man she defied her parents to marry died in 1866, leaving her alone on the frontier with their many children, Martha Maupin was torn between grief and relief after a difficult marriage. Lone mothers had few options in her day, but she took charge of her own dream and bought her own place. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available
Insolent and defiant, the Chants de Maldoror, by the self-styled Comte de Lautréamont (1846-70), depicts a sinister and sadistic world of unrestrained savagery and brutality. One of the earliest and most astonishing examples of surrealist writing, it follows the experiences of Maldoror, a master of disguises pursued by the police as the incarnation... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 5.99
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$ 43.00
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...
- Penguin Group US 2002; US$ 16.00
For most of his life, Victor Hugo (1802-1885) was the most famous writer in the world. His legacy includes the nineteenth century's most celebrated works of drama, fiction, memoir, and criticism. But in his day Hugo was know foremost as a poet-indeed the greatest French poet of the age. He wrote with passion about history, erotic experience, familial... more...
- 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...