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  • Nanaby Émile Zola; Douglas Parmée

    OUP Oxford 2009; 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 Flaubert to almost inarticulate... more...

  • Seeing Doubleby Françoise Meltzer

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 36.00

    The poet Charles Baudelaire (1821?1867) has been labeled the very icon of modernity, the scribe of the modern city, and an observer of an emerging capitalist culture. Seeing Double reconsiders this iconic literary figure and his fraught relationship with the nineteenth-century world by examining the way in which he viewed the increasing dominance... more...

  • The Mysterious Island Study Guideby Saddleback Educational Publishing

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2008; US$ 12.95

    These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Containing 11 reproducible exercises to maximize vocabulary development and comprehension skills,... more...

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Study Guideby Saddleback Educational Publishing

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2008; US$ 12.95

    These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Containing 11 reproducible exercises to maximize vocabulary development and comprehension skills,... more...

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame Study Guideby Saddleback Educational Publishing

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2008; US$ 12.95

    These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Containing 11 reproducible exercises to maximize vocabulary development and comprehension skills,... more...

  • The Saint-Domingue Plantation; or, The Insurrectionby Charles de Rémusat; Norman R. Shapiro

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    Based on events that began in Saint-Domingue on August 21, 1791, The Saint-Domingue Plantation; or, The Insurrection vividly dramatizes the genesis and outbreak of a slave revolt. When a representative of the French Assemblée nationale, Monsieur de Tendale, arrives at the Valombre family plantation to examine the condition of slaves in Saint-Domingue... more...

  • Material Figuresby Margueritte S. Murphy

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 65.00

    Ideological debates about economics and aesthetics raged hotly in nineteenth-century France. French political economy was taking shape as a discipline that would support free-market liberalism, while l?art pour l?art theories circulated, and utopian systems with aesthetic and economic agendas proliferated. Yet, as this book argues, the discourses of... more...

  • Female Intimacies in Seventeenth-Century French Literatureby Dr Marianne Legault; Professor Allyson M Poska; Professor Abby Zanger

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Examining literary discourses on female friendship and intimacy in seventeenth-century France, this study takes as its premise the view that, unlike men, women have been denied for centuries the possibility of same sex friendship. The author explores the effect of this homosocial and homopriviledged heritage on the deployment and constructions of... more...

  • Counterfeit Capitalby Jennifer Bajorek

    Stanford University Press 2008; US$ 52.50

    Counterfeit Capital is a comparative and interdisciplinary study exploring the unexpected yet essential relationship between irony and capital in the texts of Baudelaire and Marx and arguing for the renewed relevance of their work to contemporary thinking about the place of aesthetic and cultural experience in social and political life. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Baudelaireby Rosemary Lloyd

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    A comprehensive and stimulating guide to the extraordinary poet, his work, and his influence on modern literature. more...