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  • Isabelle Eberhardt and North Africaby Lynda Chouiten

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    Born in Switzerland, writer Isabelle Eberhardt spent most of her adult life in North Africa, where she gained the reputation of being an anti-colonial figure on account of her friendship with the natives. This book shows that she was less interested in defending the colonized than in fulfilling her personal quests for heroism and literary success.... more...

  • 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...

  • Analytical Studiesby Honore de Balzac

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    This section of The Human Comdedy, the multi-volume series of stories, tales, and essays that comprised most Honore de Balzac's life's work, focuses on love and marriage as they existed in early nineteenth-century Europe. An eclectic collection of essays, satirical observations, short tales, and character sketches, this unique excerpt is an... 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...

  • Flaubert's Straight and Suspect Saintsby Aimee Israel-Pelletier

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 158.00

    Israel Pelletier argues that Trois contes demands a different kind of reading which distinguishes it from Madame Bovary and other Flaubert texts. By the time he wrote this late work, Flaubert's attitude toward his characters and the role of fiction had changed to accommodate different social, political, and literary pressures. He constructed two... more...

  • Gustave Flaubert, critiqueby Claire-Lise Tondeur

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1984; US$ 98.00

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  • Nanaby Émile Zola; Douglas Parmée

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 8.99

    Nana opens in 1867, the year of the World Fair, when Paris, thronged by a cosmopolitan élite, was la Ville Lumière, a perfect victim for Zola's scathing denunciation of hypocrisy and fin-de-siècle moral corruption. The fate of Nana, the Helen of Troy of the Second Empire, and daughter of the laundress in L'Assommoir, reduced... more...

  • Friedrich der Große und Jean-Jacques Rosseau - Eine verfehlte Beziehung und die Folgenby Jörn Sack

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2012; US$ 26.53

    Hauptbeschreibung Im Jahre 2012 jähren sich die Geburtstage von Friedrich dem Großen und Jean-Jacques Rousseau zum 300. Male. Die wenigsten wissen, dass es zwischen dem König, der ein Philosoph sein wollte, und dem Bürger von Genf und Apologeten der Volkssouveränität, der mit 50 Jahren Friedrichs Untertan wurde, kurzzeitig eine enge Beziehung gegeben... more...

  • Persian Lettersby Montesquieu; Raymond N. MacKenzie

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 13.50

    A classic work of the European Enlightenment--and one of the most popular, if scandalous, in its day--the Persian Letters captures, in an engaging epistolary format, the transformational spirit of the era. Amid an ongoing tale rife with sex, violence, and wit, the work addresses a diverse range of topics from human nature and the origins of society,... more...