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  • 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...

  • Essential French Grammarby Seymour Resnick

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 5.95

    This is the first French grammar designed specifically for adults with limited learning time who wish to acquire a knowledge of simple, everyday spoken French, and who have no need of all the archaic, highly literary, and seldom used forms that must be covered in a conventional grammar. It is not a simplified study, but a selective grammar that points... 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...

  • Selected "Pensees" and Provincial Letters/Pensees et Provinciales choisiesby Blaise Pascal; Stanley Appelbaum; Stanley Appelbaum

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 12.95

    Intended to convert religiously indifferent readers to Christianity, Pensées were published posthumously, to wide and ongoing acclaim. This selection of highlights focuses on their secular aspects. Written in support of the Jansenist movement, Provincial Letters captivated a large audience with their satirical wit, righteous indignation, and effervescent... more...

  • Cheri (Dual-Language)by Colette; Stanley Appelbaum

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    Widely considered the author's best work, this story of a love affair between Lea, a still-beautiful 49-year-old, and Cheri, selfish young man 30 years her junior, is a superb study of age and sexuality. While the theme of a young man who deserts his older mistress is a familiar one, Colette makes it her own. more...

  • French Stories/Contes Francaisby Wallace Fowlie

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.95

    10 unusual stories by French literary masters from Voltaire to Camus: "Micromégas" by Voltaire; "The Atheist's Mass" by Balzac; "The Legend of St. Julian the Hospitaler" by Flaubert; "Spleen of Paris" by Baudelaire; "Minuet" by de Maupassant; "The Guest" by Camus; and more. Accurate English translations appear on facing pages. 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...