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  • The Magic Skinby MobileReference 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to every story. ******************. Towards the end of the month of October 1829 a young man entered the Palais-Royal just as the gaming-houses opened, agreeably to the law which protects a passion by its very nature easily excisable.... more...

  • Vendettaby MobileReference 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ******************. In the year 1800, toward the close of October, a foreigner, accompanied by a woman and a little girl, was standing for a long time in front of the palace of the Tuileries, near the ruins of a house recently pulled down, at the point where in our... more...

  • The Confessionsby MobileReference 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to every book. ******************. more...

  • Uren met Henk Broekhuisby Karel van het Reve

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 20.65

    In de bundel Uren met Henk Broekhuis bundelde Karel van het Reve een veertigtal scherpzinnige columns over evenzovele onuitroeibare gemeenplaatsen van onze tijd. Stellingen als 'Vergelijkingen dienen ter verduidelijking', 'Zwemmen bij eb is gevaarlijker dan bij vloed' en 'Seks en geweld zijn in boeken, films en op de tv alleen geoorloofd... more...

  • Gide's Bentby Michael Lucey

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    This study investigates the place of sexuality in the writings of Andre Gide. Focusing on his work in the 1920s and 1930s, the years in which Gide wrote most openly about his homosexuality, the text shows how Gide's sexuality reflected his political interests. more...

  • Le Flaubert réelby Barbara Vinken; Peter Fröhlicher

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 104.37

    Le Flaubert réel establishes a new concept of realism in Flaubert research. This re-definition is the result on the one hand of an occupation with disciplines such as medicine and psychiatry. On the other, following Hegel?s definition of Romantic art and Auerbach?s studies on the gospel and realism, modern literature has its primal scene... more...

  • Essaysby Michel de Montaigne; Charles Cotton; William Carew Hazlitt

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    Considered the inventor of the essay itself, Michel de Montaigne published Essays (Essais, literally "Attempts") in 1850. Known for his skill at merging serious intellectual debate with personal anecdotes, his vast work collects together some of the most influential essays the world has ever seen, shaping the thoughts Blaise Pascal, René... more...

  • Le Cidby Pierre Corneille; Roscoe Mongan

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Pierre Corneille's tragicomedy Le Cid is based on the legend of the same name. It tells the story of Rodrigue and Chimene, whose fathers' feud violently interrupts their love. Though they never disavow their love for one another, revenge is deemed more important to each. Corneille's play sparked much dispute about dramatic method. more...

  • The Imaginary Invalidby Moliere; Charles Heron Wall

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    The Imaginary Invalid is a three-part comedy about a miser who imagines illnesses for himself, and whose doctor milks his hypochondria for everything he can get. Their mutual greed and dishonesty lead to their downfall. It was the last play Moliere ever wrote, and he collapsed whilst playing the hypochondriac, shortly before he died. The play originally... more...

  • Path to Peaceby Gabriel Marcel; KR Hanley

    Marquette University Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    This volume offers five plays by Gabriel Marcel, a multi-talented playwright, dramatic and literary critic, and writer. The selection of plays provides examples of Marcel's concrete, direct dramatic approach to questions of interpersonal relations, love, family, commitment, and creative fidelity. Editor Hanley, a Marcel researcher and translator,... more...