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  • Poems Under Saturn: Poemes saturniensby Paul Verlaine; Karl Kirchwey

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 15.95

    Poems Under Saturn is the first complete English translation of the collection that announced Paul Verlaine (1844-1896) as a poet of promise and originality, one who would come to be regarded as one of the greatest of nineteenth-century writers. This new translation, by respected contemporary poet Karl Kirchwey, faithfully renders the... more...

  • Flaubert's Madame Bovaryby James L. Roberts

    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...

  • Literary Hybridsby Erika E. Hess

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

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  • Gender, Rhetoric, and Print Culture in French Renaissance Writingby Floyd Gray

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 44.00

    Examines the significance of rhetoric and print culture in French Renaissance writing about women. more...

  • Massenet's Thaïs (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series)by Burton D. Fisher

    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...

  • Selected Poemsby Victor Hugo; Brooks Haxton

    Penguin Publishing Group 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...

  • 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...

  • Tristan Corbière and the Poetics of Ironyby Katherine Lunn-Rockliffe

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 109.99

    This is a study of the 19th-century French poet, Tristan Corbi--egrave--;re. Using close textual readings from Les Amours jaunes, the only collection published in Corbi--egrave--;re's lifetime, it examines his self-contradictory style. Corbi--egrave--;re's use of irony is shown to be a means of exploring the doubts of modern man and the spiritual... more...

  • Collected Poems and Other Verseby Stéphane Mallarmé; E.H. Blackmore; Elizabeth McCombie

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 8.99

    St--eacute--;phane Mallarm--eacute--; was the most radically innovative of nineteenth-century poets. This is the fullest collection of Mallarm--eacute--;'s poetry ever published in English, and the only edition in any language that presents his Po--eacute--;sies in the last arrangement known to have been approved by the author. It includes all... more...

  • Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary: A Reference Guideby Laurence Porter; Eugene Gray

    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...