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  • The Count of Monte Cristo Novelby Alexander Dumas; Stephen Feinstein

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    Timeless Classics--designed for the struggling reader and adapted to retain the integrity of the original classic. These classics will grab a student's attention from the first page. Included are eight pages of end-of-book activities to enhance the reading experience.On the night before his wedding, an innocent young man is arrested and imprisoned.... more...

  • The Appreciation of Modern French Poetry (1850–1950)by Peter Broome; Graham Chesters

    Cambridge University Press 1976; US$ 37.00

    Biographies of poets are often rich in human interest; manuals of literary history can be full of broad insight and suggestive parallels. But it is all too easy to let the study of French poetry drift towards lives, loves and -isms and away from the appreciation of its supremely creative use of language. Born of the belief that the proper study of... more...

  • Cyrano de Bergeracby Edmond Rostand; Nicholas Cronk; Christopher Fry

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 7.99

    Rostand's hero has become a figure of theatrical legend: Cyrano, with the nose of a clown and the soul of a poet, is by turns comic and sad, as reckless in love as in war, and never at a loss for words. Audiences immediately took him to their hearts, and since the triumphant opening night in December 1897 - at the height of the Dreyfus Affair - the... more...

  • “Li premerains vers”.by Logan E. Whalen

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 120.00

    This volume celebrates the career of Keith Busby, one of the most prominent researchers of medieval French literature of our time, or as one of the contributors states, “one of the true knights errant among us—a scholar defined by the nobility of his intellect who upholds and defends medieval studies.” The chapters presented here bring together leading... more...

  • The Original 1939 Notebook of a Return to the Native Landby Aimé Césaire; James Arnold; Clayton Eshleman

    Wesleyan University Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    The first bilingual edition of this radically original work more...

  • Don Juanby Molière; Richard Wilbur

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001; US$ 12.33

    Don Juan, the "Seducer of Seville," originated as a hero-villain of Spanish folk legend, is a famous lover and scoundrel who has made more than a thousand sexual conquests. One of Molière's best-known plays, Don Juan was written while Tartuffe was still banned on the stages of Paris, and shared much with the outlawed play. Modern directors transform... more...

  • The School for Wives and The Learned Ladies, by Molièreby Richard Wilbur

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1991; US$ 14.69

    The School for Wives concerns an insecure man who contrives to show the world how to rig an infallible alliance by marrying the perfect bride; The Learned Ladies centers on the domestic calamities wrought by a domineering woman upon her husband, children, and household. “Wilbur...makes Molière into as great an English verse playwright as he was a... more...

  • The Theatre of Illusionby Richard Wilbur; Pierre Corneille

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 11.75

    Pierre Corneille, in his original dedication for The Theatre of Illusion, described the play as a "strange monster." He first called these five acts a comedy; later, a "caprice" and an "extravagant trifle." Written in 1635 and staged in 1636, the play vanished from the stage for the next three hundred years—to be revived in 1937 by Louis Jouvet... more...

  • Phaedra, by Racineby Richard Wilbur

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1987; US$ 11.75

    Phaedra is consumed with passion for Hippolytus, her stepson. Believing her husband dead, she confesses her love to him and is rebuffed. When her husband returns alive, Phaedra convinces him that it was Hippolytus who attempted to seduce her. In his interpretation, Racine replaced the stylized tragedy with human-scale characters and actions. Introduction... more...

  • Le Cid and The Liarby Pierre Corneille; Richard Wilbur

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 13.51

    Richard Wilbur’s translations of the great French dramas have been a boon to acting troupes, students of French literature and history, and theater lovers. He continues this wonderful work with two plays from Pierre Corneille: Le Cid is Corneille’s most famous play, a tragedy set in Seville that illuminates the dangers of being bound by honor and... more...