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  • Letters on Englandby Voltaire

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95

    Letters on England gathers together Voltaire's essays about his time in England between 1726 and 1728. Comparable to Alexis De Tocqueville's Democracy in America , Voltaire looks at English culture as an outsider, giving its culture, society and governing institutions a favorable comparison to their French counterparts. more...

  • 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...

  • Gender, Writing, and Performanceby Helen J. Swift

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 144.99

    Helen Swift examines late-medieval and early-modern French imaginative literature written by men in defence of women of great popularity in its own time - including catalogues of virtuous women, allegorical narratives, and debate poems. more...

  • Debate and Dialogueby Emma Cayley

    Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 139.99

    Alain Chartier was one of medieval France's most influential writers, but has been overlooked by modern criticism. This is the first full-length study of his work in its cultural context. It reconsiders the French verse debates in particular, based on their material context of transmission and on similarities with his French and Latin prose works. more...

  • Tristan Corbière and the Poetics of Ironyby Katherine Lunn-Rockliffe

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 139.99

    This is a study of the 19th-century French poet, Tristan Corbière. Using close textual readings from Les Amours jaunes, the only collection published in Corbière's lifetime, it examines his self-contradictory style. Corbière's use of irony is shown to be a means of exploring the doubts of modern man and the spiritual void of commodity culture. more...

  • Rousseau and Freedomby Christie McDonald; Stanley Hoffmann

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 36.00

    A 2010 volume of essays by experts in the field, exploring freedom in Rousseau's thought from a variety of standpoints. more...

  • Michel de Montaigne - The Complete Essaysby Michel de Montaigne

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Essays -- The book is a collection of a large number of short subjective treatments of various topics published in 1580. Montaigne's stated goal is to describe man, and especially himself, with utter frankness. He finds the great variety and volatility of human nature to be its most basic features. He describes his own poor memory, his ability... more...

  • The Miserby Moliere

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    L'Avare is a 1668 five-act satirical comedy by French playwright Molière. Its title is usually translated as The Miser when the play is performed in English.— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. more...

  • Prophètes, sorciers, rumeursby Helene Celdran Johannessen

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 84.00

    Prophètes, sorciers, rumeurs: La violence dans trois romans de Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly (1808 – 1889) étudie la représentation de la violence dans trois romans de Barbey d’Aurevilly. On a souvent dit de l’univers de Barbey qu’il est saturé de violence. Jusqu’ici, cependant, on n’avait jamais mis... more...

  • Rousseau and l’Infâmeby Ourida Mostefai; John T. Scott

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 86.80

    Ecrasez l’infâme ! Voltaire’s rallying cry against fanaticism resonates with new force today. Nothing suggests the complex legacy of the Enlightenment more than the struggle of superstition, prejudice, and intolerance advocated by most of the Enlightenment philosophers, regardless of their ideological differences. The aim of this book... more...