Category «French Literature»

The Perfume of the Lady in Black

The suspenseful sequel to the genre-defining The secret of the Yellow Room

Set in a medieval fortress at the Côte d’Azur, this vintage locked room secret reunites journalist-turned-detective Joseph Rouletabille; Mathilde Stangerson, daughter of a famed French-American scientist; and grasp of cover Frédéric Larsan.
Stangerson and her sweetheart Robert Darzac have simply married and brought up place of dwelling within the sq. Tower of the citadel of Hercules while Larsan moves back. The assault leaves Stangerson nervous and stressed, not just simply because she proposal her nemesis lifeless, but in addition simply because she can't work out how he entered and escaped her room suddenly. just one guy is in a position to matching wits with Larsan, but if Rouletabille arrives within the South of France to enquire, he reveals himself drawn deeper into his personal prior and his thoughts of a mysterious lady in black.
most sensible referred to as the writer of The Phantom of the Opera, writer Gaston Leroux takes the locked room secret to terrifying new heights in The body spray of the girl in Black.
This booklet incorporates a new advent by way of Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to make sure accuracy and clarity on all devices.

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"Albert Camus"nun ( 1913-1960) en taninmis, en cok yabanci dile cevrilmis, en cok incelenmis ve hala en cok devil kitaplar arasinda yer alan "Yabanci", ayni zamanda yazarin en gizemli yapiti. Olumun egemen oldugu bir "varlik"in en anlamsiz olgularini sacma bir duzensizlik icinde yasayan bu romanin baskisisi "Meursault", bir simge kahraman degildir, "adi" olmayan bir "Yabanci"dir; bu eksik kimlik, gerceklikten algiladigi seyi yapilandiramayan, yeniden orgutleyemeyen, ama gercekligin yankilarini yakalamaya calisan bir bos bilincin imgesidir. Onun kayitsizligi ve edilgenligi, iste bu bos bilincin urunudur. Yabanci, buyuleyici gucunu, icinde barindirdigi trajedi duygusuna borclu: Bir turlu ele gecirilemeyen anlamin surekli aranmasi, bilinc ile toplumsal dunya arasindaki catisma... Camus'yle bulusanlarin hicbiri, onunla karsilasinca hayal kirikligina ugramamistir. "Mutluluk, bir yerde ve her yerde hicbir sey beklemeden dunyayi, insanlari sevmektir," der Camus. Giderek daha cok sevilen bir yazar olmasi, onun bu sevgisinin yansimasindan baska bir sey degildir.

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Madame Bovary (Bantam Classics)

By Gustave Flaubert

This beautiful novel tells the tale of 1 of the main compelling heroines in glossy literature--Emma Bovary. Unhappily married to a loyal, clumsy provincial physician, Emma revolts opposed to the ordinariness of her lifestyles by means of pursuing voluptuous goals of ecstasy and love. yet her sensuous and mawkish wants lead her in simple terms to pain corruption and downfall. a super mental portrait, Madame Bovary searingly depicts the human brain looking for transcendence. who's Madame Bovary? Flaubert's resolution to this query was once significant: "Madame Bovary, c'est moi." Acclaimed as a masterpiece upon its ebook in 1857, the paintings catapulted Flaubert to the ranks of the world's maximum novelists. This quantity, with its superb translation via Lowell Bair, a perceptive advent via Leo Bersani, and a whole complement of essays and significant reviews, is the imperative Madame Bovary.

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A Barbarian in Asia

A wild trip to the East narrated by means of a author who's “without equivalent within the literature of our time” (Jorge Luis Borges)

Henri Michaux (1899–1984), the nice French poet and painter, set out as a tender guy to determine the some distance East. touring from India to the Himalayas, and directly to China and Japan, Michaux voices his shiny impressions, slicing critiques, and curious insights: he has no hassle talking his brain. half fanciful travelogue and half exploration of tradition, A Barbarian in Asia is gifted the following in its unique translation through Sylvia seashore, the well-known American-born bookseller in Paris.

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By Anne Garréta, Daniel Levin Becker

Nominated for the 2016 PEN Translation Prize
One of Flavorwire's best 50 autonomous Books of 2015
One of Entropy Magazine's top Fiction Books of 2015

Sphinx is the notable debut novel, initially released in 1986, by means of the highly gifted and creative French writer Anne Garréta, one of many few girl participants of Oulipo, the influential and unique French experimental literary workforce whose venture is to create literature in accordance with mathematical and linguistic restraints, and whose ranks comprise Georges Perec and Italo Calvino, between others.

A attractive and complicated love tale among characters, the narrator, "I," and their lover, A***, written with no utilizing any gender markers to consult the most characters, Sphinx is a extraordinary linguistic feat and paragon of experimental literature that hasn't ever been comprehensive earlier than or seeing that within the strictly-gendered French language.

Sphinx is a landmark textual content within the feminist, LGBT, and experimental literary canons showing in English for the 1st time.

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Adolphe (Penguin Classics)

By Benjamin Constant

Adolphe is a privileged and sophisticated younger guy, bored through the stupidity he perceives on the planet round him. After a couple of meaningless conquests, he eventually encounters Ellenore, a stunning and passionate older lady. Adolphe is enraptured and progressively wears down her resistance to his declarations of affection. yet as they embark on an excessive and tortured affair, Ellenore provides solution to a flood of emotion that basically serves to repel her more youthful lover - but he can't deliver himself to go away her and his procrastination can in basic terms deliver tragedy. in part encouraged by means of Constant's personal stormy affair with Madame de Staël, Adolphe (1816) is a penetrating mental depiction of affection that plumbs the depths of the passions, explanations and inconsistencies of the human character.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior by means of introductions and notes by means of unique students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Selected Poems (Fyfield Books)

By Victor Hugo

This beneficiant, various collection of poems via one among France's best-loved and such a lot reviled poets is gifted with dealing with originals, unique notes, and a full of life advent to the author's existence and paintings.

Steven Monte offers greater than 80 poems in translation and within the unique French, taken from the earliest poetic courses of the 1820's, via collections released in the course of exile, to works released within the years following Hugo's dying in 1883. The creation offers invaluable historical past information regarding Hugo's existence and paintings, the choice, and what's desirous about translating a poet whose easy rhymes are principal to the poetry's strength. designated notes in the back of the amount supply information regarding the poems and their publishing and ancient contexts. this is often an excellent advent to a poet whose paintings, for all its renown, continues to be for Anglophone readers undiscovered

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Sentimental Education: The Story of a Young Man (Classic Reprint)

By Gustave Flaubert

Is dissatisfied .... eighty XVI 3 fascinating girls .... a hundred XVII FREDERICKS BETROTHAL 126 XVIII below THE HAMMER 173 XIX AFTER a long time 195 XX while A MANS 40 ..
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Le Tartuffe (French Edition)

Le Tartuffe ou l’Imposteur est une comédie en cinq actes (comportant respectivement five, four, 7, eight et 7 scènes) et en vers (1 962 alexandrins) de Molière représentée pour l. a. première fois le five février 1669 sur los angeles scène du Palais-Royal. Une première model en trois actes avait été créée, sous le titre de «Tartuffe ou l'Hypocrite», au château de Versailles le 12 mai 1664 dans le cadre des quatre jours de prolongation des fêtes intitulées Les Plaisirs de l'Île enchantée. Une deuxième model, en cinq actes et intitulée «Panulphe ou l'Imposteur», avait été créée le five août 1667 au Palais-Royal et aussitôt interdite. On a longtemps cru que Molière l'avait écrite en réaction aux agissements de los angeles Compagnie du Saint-Sacrement, mais on sait aujourd'hui que cette effect a été considérablement exagérée par les historiens anticléricaux de los angeles fin du XIXe et du début du XXe siècle. En fait, dans los angeles mesure où les dévots qui étaient présents à los angeles Cour critiquaient le libertinage des mœurs (et les amours adultères du roi), le luxe, les fêtes, l. a. politique de status et même los angeles politique extérieure du royaume[réf. nécessaire], Molière a été tenté, après avoir fait l. a. satire de los angeles belief traditionnelle (et donc catholique) du mariage dans L'École des femmes, de lancer une satire de los angeles dévotion. En proposant un spectacle dans lequel les dévots sont présentés soit comme des ridicules (Orgon) soit comme des hypocrites (Tartuffe), il savait qu'il obtiendrait l'approbation du roi, les applaudissements de l. a. plus grande partie de los angeles Cour et les rires de l'aristocratie mondaine, qui était los angeles partie influente de son public dans son théâtre du Palais-Royal... Une famille est déchirée ; sous le masque d'une faith austère, un intrus s'est installé, a conquis Orgon, le maître de maison, et sème le désordre : il courtise en mystery los angeles femme de son hôte, convoite sa fille et ses biens. Et Orgon n'y voit que du feu... sacré ! En 1664, Molière montre, dans le Tartuffe, les hazards de l'imposture et de l'aveuglement. Deux fois interdite à l'époque, sa pièce est plus que jamais d'actualité. Et si le rire restait le meilleur moyen de combattre le fanatisme ? Personnages: Madame Pernelle : mère d'Orgon et favorable à Tartuffe qui est, d'après elle, un personnage pieux et good. Dès l. a. scène d'exposition, elle est immédiatement disqualifiée par Molière : elle incarne l'aveuglement d'une génération dépassée. D'ailleurs, elle sera los angeles dernière personne à comprendre son erreur. Orgon : mari d'Elmire et fils de Madame Pernelle. C'est une personne naïve et entêtée. Elmire : femme d'Orgon. Contrairement à Orgon, elle est présentée comme un personnage entièrement positif. Elle est caractérisée par deux termes: l. a. discrétion et l'efficacité. En effet, sans les interventions intempestives de Damis, los angeles pièce aurait pu se terminer bien plus tôt. Elle est le dernier recours pour démêler des events familiales complexes (mariage entre Tartuffe et Mariane). Damis : fils d'Orgon et frère de Mariane, il a reçu le caractère de son père (colérique) mais ses activities demeurent inefficaces. Mariane : fille d'Orgon, sœur de Damis et amante de Valère. Elle est très timide et plutôt passive. Valère : amant de Mariane. Cléante : beau-frère d'Orgon. Personnage calme, réfléchi et clever. C'est pourquoi il essaye de raisonner Tartuffe à l'acte IV. Tartuffe : pretend dévot. Hypocrite et pique-assiette. Il n'arrive pas avant l. a. scène 2 de l'acte III et sera absent pendant presque tout l'acte V. Dorine : suivante de Mariane. Personnage plein de bon sens et de franc parler. Monsieur unswerving : sergent royal5 Un exempt : officier royal chargé des arrestations. Flipote : servante de Madame Pernelle.

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