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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Estoire des Engleisby Geffrei Gaimar; Ian Short

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 149.99

    Geffrei Gaimar's Estoire des Engleis is the oldest surviving example of historiography in the French vernacular. It was written in Lincolnshire c.1136-37 and is, in large part, an Anglo-Norman verse adaptation of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Its narrative covers the period from the sixth century until the death of the Conqueror's son William... more...

  • Polyeucteby Pierre Corneille; Thomas Constable

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    This seventeenth-century drama in five acts was inspired by the tale of Saint Polyeuctus (rendered as 'Polyeucte' in French), a Roman convert to the faith who was martyred in 259 A.D. However, although an imaginatively retold version of the story of St. Polyeuctus comprises some of the plot of the play, Polyeucte also relates metaphorically... more...

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    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

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  • The School for Husbandsby Molière

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 4.95

    The School for Husbands (L'École des maris) is a work by Molière (the stage name of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin), a French playwright who is often considered to be one of Western literature's great masters of comedy. In a theatre in the Louvre and in the Palais-Royal, Molière found success among the Parisians with The School... more...

  • The Libertine's Natureby Lars-Henrik Schmidt

    Aarhus University Press 2005; US$ 49.95

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  • Les Liaisons dangereusesby Pierre Choderlos de Laclos; Douglas Parmée; David Coward

    Oxford University Press, UK 1995; US$ 8.99

    The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782) one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. The subject of major film and stage adaptations, the novel's prime movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a... more...

  • Räume der rêverieby Inga Baumann

    Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 104.00

    Hauptbeschreibung Ausgehend von einer kritischen Auseinandersetzung mit dem in der deutschsprachigen Romanistik vorherrschenden Bild der modernen Lyrik unternimmt die Studie den Versuch, die Geschichte der französischen Lyrik von der Romantik bis zum Surrealismus neu zu begreifen. Als zentrales Analyse-Paradigma dient dabei die Untersuchung der Rolle... more...

  • Das Liebesbestiariumby Richard de Fournival; Ralph Dutli; Ralph Dutli

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 16.83

    Nach dem großen Erfolg des Bandes »Fatrasien. Absurde Poesie des Mittelalters« setzt Ralph Dutli seine poetische Erkundung eines unbekannten, fremden und dennoch erstaunlich modern wirkenden Mittelalters fort. In 750 Jahren wurde dieses Juwel der mittelalterlichen Literatur noch nie ins Deutsche übersetzt. »Das Liebesbestiarium« bedeutete seinerzeit... more...