French Literature

Download E-books La Chute (Folio) (French Edition) PDF

By Albert Camus

Jean-Baptiste Clamence is a soul in turmoil. Over numerous drunken nights he regales an opportunity acquaintance together with his tale. From this winning former legal professional and doubtless version citizen a compelling, self-loathing catalogue of guilt, hypocrisy and alienation pours forth. "The Fall" (1956) is an excellent portrayal of a guy who has glimpsed the hollowness of his lifestyles. yet past depicting one man's disillusionment, Camus's novel exposes the common human situation and its absurdities - and our innocence that, as soon as misplaced, can by no means be recaptured.

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Download E-books L'amour médecin, Le sicilien ou l'amour peintre PDF

By Marie-Anne de Béru

"Il n'y some degree de pires sourds que ceux qui ne veulent element entendre !" Sganarelle, dans L'Amour médecin, nie l'évidence : si sa fille Lucinde est malade, c'est parce qu'elle désire se marier et qu'il s'y oppose obstinément. Aucun médecin au monde ne pourrait guérir los angeles jeune femme. Sauf un. Heureusement que Lisette, l'habile servante, a plus d'un travel dans son sac pour aider sa maîtresse ! Dans Le Sicilien ou l'Amour peintre, Adraste peut lui aussi compter sur son valet. Il aime los angeles belle Isidore et doit redoubler d'efforts pour l. a. soustraire à celui qui veut l'épouser. Jaloux trompé, valet fripon et médecin pédant : ces deux comédies-ballets mettent en scène les plus grands rôles du théâtre de Molière.

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Download E-books The Miser and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) PDF

By David Coward, Molière

Translated through David Coward

Moliere mixed all of the conventional components of comedy - wit, slapstick, spectacle and satire - to create richly subtle and enduringly well known dramas. The Miser is the tale of Harpagon, a mean-spirited outdated guy who turns into passionate about making a living out of the wedding of his young children, whereas The Hypochondriac, one other research in obsession, is a superb satire at the scientific occupation. the varsity for better halves, during which an aging household tyrant is foiled in his plans to marry his younger ward, provoked such an outcry that Moliere it with the college for other halves Criticized - a witty retort to people who disapproved of the play's intended immorality. And whereas Don Juan is the darkest and so much tragic of the entire performs during this assortment, it nonetheless mocks the soullessness of the skinflint with scathing irony.

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Download E-books Two Novels: Jealousy and In the Labyrinth PDF

By Alain Robbe-Grillet

Right here, in a single quantity, are extraordinary novels via the executive spokesman of the so-called “new novel" which has brought on such dialogue and aroused such controversy. “Jealousy," stated the recent York instances booklet assessment “is a technical masterpiece, impeccably contrived." “It is a thrilling challenge," stated the San Francisco Chronicle. the days Literary complement of London referred to as Robbe-Grillet an “incomparable artist" and the mother or father termed Jealousy “an impressive book." In his local France, major critic Maurice Nadeau wrote in France-Observateur that “In the Labyrinth is best than an exceptional novel: it's a nice paintings of literature," and fellow novelist and critic Claude Roy judged a similar paintings Robbe-Grillet's “best book," whereas right here in the USA the “Parade of Books" column referred to as within the Labyrinth “a hugely emotional event for the reader" and went directly to are expecting: “Robbe-Grillet will take his position in international literature as a successor of Balzac and Proust."
This quantity, which bargains incisive essays on Robbe-Grillet through Professor Bruce Morrissette of the collage of Chicago and by way of French critics Roland Barthes and Anne Minor, additionally encompasses a worthy bibliography of writings by means of and in regards to the writer.

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Download E-books The Gods Will Have Blood (the Gods Are Athirst) PDF

Anatole France's paintings "Les dieux ont soif" interprets to "The Gods could have Blood" or "The Gods are Athirst." either translations of the name properly depict the character of this novel set in the course of the French Revolution. younger artist Évariste Gamelin is the right-hand guy of Jacobin, Marat, and Robespierre and at last turns into appointed as a juror at the progressive Tribunal throughout the heinous Reign of Terror. even though Gamelin absolutely believes within the principles of revolution and liberty, he makes use of his place of energy to terrorize his family and friends who don't believe his zealous beliefs. but his bloodthirsty nature is positioned to an finish while he, together with his mentor Robespierre, is beheaded through the aftermath of the Thermidorian response. "The Gods can have Blood" was once released in 1912, and writer Anatole France got the Nobel Prize for Literature in honor of his literary achievements. The textual content exhibits the risks a fervently indignant state and the phobia which may come up whilst the general public is permitted to dole out its personal model of justice with random dying sentences. It indicates the results while humanity is ate up via an idea, even a good suggestion, that's allowed to develop into extra very important than the folks who carry it.

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Download E-books Vathek and Other Stories: A William Beckford Reader (Penguin Classics) PDF

By William Beckford

An spell binding paintings of Gothic fiction, modelled at the Arabian Nights

This number of writings positive factors the total textual content of William Beckford's best-known book, Vathek. Beckford's expertise for satire emerges in choices from Biographical Memoirs, a suite of essays on imaginary artists, and the radical Azemia, a scathing assault on British politics.

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

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Download E-books French Decadent Tales (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

"He had develop into the dandy of the unpredictable."

A quest for brand spanking new sensations--and an avowed wish to shock--possessed the Decadent writers of fin-de-siècle Paris. certainly, the years 1880-1900 observed a rare, hothouse flowering of expertise, that produced one of the most unique, stylized, and cerebral literature within the French language. loss of life and Eros hang-out those pages, and a polymorphous perversity via turns hilarious and scary. Their tales teem with addicts, maniacs, and murderers as they attempt to outdo one another.

This wonderful choice through Stephen Romer-whose translations brilliantly trap the fashionable wit and black humor of the originals--brings jointly 36 of the simplest decadent stories from the French fin-de-siècle, together with paintings by way of recognized writers equivalent to Maupassant, Lorrain, Mirbeau, and Villiers in addition to lesser recognized figures similar to Léon Bloy, Jean Richepin, and the Belgian Georges Rodenbach. Romer's attractive advent presents a whole context for the tales, underscoring the primary literary, philosophical, medical, and political developments of the time, which fed into their authors' loathing of the trendy global, and the invention of the subconscious.

The booklet additionally contains biographical notes at the authors and explanatory notes to explain cultural references, plus a chronology of the main courses and major occasions of the period.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from around the world. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of alternative useful positive aspects, together with professional introductions through prime gurus, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra learn, and masses more.

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