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  • Vendettaby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 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

    MobileReference.com 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...

  • 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...

  • Diderot, Sénèque et Jean-Jacquesby Eric Gatefin

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 112.00

    Dans l’ Essai sur les règnes de Claude et de Néron , dernier texte publié de son vivant, Diderot dresse un portrait élogieux du philosophe Sénèque, dont l’action et les préceptes devraient être, selon son apologiste, l’objet d’une égale admiration. Exploitant l’opinion des uns, contestant... more...

  • Le Chevalier de Mouhy.by Jan Herman; Kris Peeters; Paul Pelckmans

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 65.00

    « Démêlé, bagarre et bigarrure, voilà ce qui agite Mouhy sous les dehors de la mondanité ». C?est ainsi que, dans un agréable essai, Patrick Wald-Lasowski définit la carrière de l?énigmatique, imprévisible, prolifique et toujours étonnant chevalier de Mouhy. Ce paria de la République des Lettres bénéficie depuis quelques années d?un regain d?intérêt,... more...

  • Sans masqueby Truda Rosenberg; Christine Klein-Lataud

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2011; US$ 11.99

    L?histoire de la lutte d?une jeune femme pour retrouver son identité. 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...

  • Honore de Balzacby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2002; US$ 54.00

    -- Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights. -- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world -- from the English medievalists to contemporary writers. La Comedie Humaine, Balzac's extraordinary 20-volume fictionalized history of France, has... more...

  • Principes de politique applicables à tous les gouvernements représentatifsby Kurt Kloocke; Lisa Azorin; Paul Delbouille; Etienne Hofmann; Giovanni Paoletti; Laura Wilfinger

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 335.00

    This volume makes accessible Benjamin Constant?s major political treatise, which was the basis for his political actions and the development of his political writings. His Principes de politique became one of the decisive starting points of European liberalism. The book contains 1906 tenets of Constant?s political philosophy, which evolved... more...