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  • Selected Short Stories (Dual-Language)by Honoré de Balzac

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 12.95

    This convenient volume includes 6 of the great French writer's most highly regarded short stories, including: "An Episode During the Terror," "A Passion in the Desert," "The Revolutionary Conscript," "The Forsaken Woman," "The Unknown Masterpiece," 2 more. Excellent new English translations on facing pages. Introduction. Footnotes. more...

  • First French Readerby Stanley Appelbaum

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    This excellent anthology offers the beginning French-language student a first taste of some of the world's most significant prose. Chosen for both their eloquence and ease of reading, excerpts from such masterpieces as Les Misérables, The Red and the Black, Madame Bovary, Carmen, and The Three Musketeers will open new worlds for linguists. Readers... more...

  • Selected Fablesby Jean de La Fontaine

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.95

    First published between 1668 and 1693, the Fables of La Fontaine rank among the masterpieces of French literature. This volume contains 75 of the best, in the original French with new English line-for-line literal translations. "The Cicada and the Ant," "The City Rat and the Country Rat," "The Fox and the Grapes," many more. more...

  • Candideby Voltaire

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Voltaire's brilliant satire, in the original French, with a new and exacting English translation on the opposing page. Through the adventures of Candide, we experience life's most crushing misfortunes, see the redeeming wisdom those misfortunes can bring ? all the while enjoying Voltaire's witty burlesque of human excess. more...

  • Nineteenth-Century French Short Stories (Dual-Language)by Stanley Appelbaum

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.99

    Carefully chosen collection provides both the French original and new line-by-line English translations ? on facing pages ? of 6 great 19th-century French short stories. Merimée's Mateo Falcone , Sylvie by Nerval, Daudet's La mule du Pape, Flaubert's Hérodias , L?attaque du moulin by Zola, and de Maupassant's Mademoiselle Perle. Introduction... more...

  • Great French Tales of Fantasy/Contes fantastiques célèbresby Stanley Appelbaum; Stanley Appelbaum

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.99

    These six riveting fantasy classics from the golden age of the French short story will keep you glued to your chair. Drawn from the genre's outstanding nineteenth-century writers, they range from the Romantic era to the rise of the Symbolists and Decadents. Presented chronologically by date of publication, they include Charles Nodier's "Trilby; or,... more...

  • Flowers of Evil and Other Worksby Charles Baudelaire

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 15.95

    Controversial book of verse, first published in 1857, presented in a handsome dual-language edition, together with superb selection of great French poet's other works: prose poems from "Spleen of Paris," critical essays on art, music, and literature, as well as personal letters. Line-by-line English translation, with original French text on facing... more...

  • Two Stories/Deux nouvellesby Stendhal; Stanley Appelbaum

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 12.95

    In writing these two ardently romantic and turbulent tales, Stendhal delved deep into old Italian narratives and into his own impassioned heart. ?Vanina Vanini? and ?L?abbesse de Castro? abound in the qualities for which the French author remains enduringly popular: his strong-willed, impulsive characters; his dry wit and keen irony; and the sweeping... more...

  • Tartuffe and the Bourgeois Gentlemanby Molière

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Two timeless comedies by one of France's greatest playwrights: Tartuffe , a 1664 verse comedy concerning a scoundrel who impersonates a holy man, and the 1670 prose farce The Bourgeois Gentleman, a lampoon about the superficial characteristics of Parisian nobility. Original French texts with excellent English interpretations on facing pages. more...

  • Demianby Hermann Hesse; Stanley Appelbaum

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    First major novel by Nobel Prize?winning author explores the fundamental duality of existence through the tale of a troubled young man's confusion about life's conflicting values. Recounted in engaging prose, this brilliant psychological portrait offers a poignant statement of the terrors and torments of adolescence. more...