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  • Around the World in Eighty Daysby Jules Verne

    Waverley Books 2015; US$ 8.74

    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...

  • The Last Love of George Sandby Evelyne Bloch-Dano

    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...

  • Der Toussaint-Louverture-Mythosby Isabell Lammel

    transcript 2015; US$ 42.72

    Wie wurde und wird der haitianische Revolutionsführer Toussaint Louverture (1743-1803) in der französischen Literatur repräsentiert? Isabell Lammel betrachtet die unterschiedlichen Renarrationen dieses Mythos, der in der Historiografie nahezu dem Vergessen anheimfiel, vom Ende des 18. bis zum Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts. Mithilfe des jeweiligen historischen... more...

  • Five Weeks in a Balloonby Jules Verne; Frederick Paul Walter; Arthur B. Evans

    Wesleyan University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    First complete English translation of Verne?s debut novel from 1863 more...

  • Gewaltgenuss, Zorn und Gelächterby Claudia Ansorge; Cora Dietl; Titus Knäpper

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; Not Available

    Gewalt und die Eskalation von Gewalt werden oft von Emotionalisierung und Leidenschaft begleitet. Gewalt wird durch Emotionen vorbereitet, vorangetrieben und inszeniert und erweckt ihrerseits Emotionen, die zu Kontrollverlust und im Fall von kollektiv verübter Gewalt zu einer Intensivierung des Gemeinschaftsgefühls führen können. In literarischen und... more...

  • Enamels and Cameos and Other Poemsby Theophile Gautier; Agnes Lee

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 2.99

    A creative innovator who boldly traversed traditional boundaries separating different genres and schools, French poet Theophile Gautier was extremely influential, playing a role in shaping the styles of poets from T. S. Elliot to Ezra Pound. In this, his most acclaimed collection of verse, Gautier offers his philosophical ponderings and lyrical musings. more...

  • Hollywood Presents Jules Verneby Brian Taves

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Even for those who have never read Jules Verne (1828--1905), the author's very name conjures visions of the submarine in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea , the epic race in Around the World in Eighty Days , the spacecraft in From the Earth to the Moon , and the daring descent in Journey to the Center of the Earth . One of the most widely... more...

  • Balzac's Comedy of Wordsby Martin Kanes

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.00

    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...

  • The Life of J.-K.Huysmansby Robert Baldick; Brendan King

    Dedalus 2015; US$ 21.88

    Definitive biography of one of the great late 19th century novelists more...

  • Voir, croire, savoirby Pierre-Marc de Biasi; Anne Herschberg Pierrot; Barbara Vinken

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    Modern-day research on Flaubert has placed particular emphasis on the bibliothèques de savoir (?libraries of knowledge?) integrated into his literary work. Their status and function, however, have not yet been fully understood. In this volume, members of the Franco-German research group ?Fractal? present their analyses of Flaubert?s... more...