Haroun et La Mer Des Histoires

By Salman Rushdie

Ainsi débute los angeles fantasy : un jeune garçon nommé Haroun, désolé de
constater que son père, conteur de son état, a perdu son concept,
entreprend un lengthy voyage à travers une contrée merveilleuse. Son
ambition est de retrouver l. a. resource vive où naissent les histoires, afin
de los angeles sauvegarder. En chemin, il rencontre des créatures fabuleuses et
inquiétantes - dont certaines, ennemies de l'imagination, entendent
étouffer à jamais le pouvoir des créateurs d'histoires... Dans ce conte
vibrant de fantaisie, d'inventivité et d'humour, Rushdie mêle avec paintings
la rigueur du nonsense anglais à los angeles richesse flamboyante du conte
oriental. L'auteur l'a écrit pour son fils peu après los angeles fatwa : c'est
aussi un plaidoyer pour l. a. liberté de l'imagination créative.

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The Misanthrope and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

By David Coward, Molière

Translated by way of David Coward.

Molière (1622-73) mixed all of the conventional components of comedy—wit, slapstick, spectacle and satire—with a deep knowing of personality to create richly subtle dramas that have consistently extremely joyful audiences. such a lot are outfitted round dangerously deluded and obsessive heroes reminiscent of The Would-Be Gentleman and The Misanthrope who threaten to blight the lives of these round them. Such silly Affected women and people realized girls (both newly translated for this variation) divulge the extravagant, stylish fads and snobbery of the Parisian shrewdpermanent set, whereas the tale of the falsely religious Tartuffe and his dedicated disciple Orgon attracted large controversy for its assault on spiritual hypocrisy. ultimately, The healthcare professional regardless of Himself kinds a hilarious bankruptcy in Molière's long-standing vendetta opposed to the scientific profession.

Like Shakespeare, Molière used to be a real guy of the theatre whose comedies combination sharp perception into human nature with an unerring feel of what could paintings on level and make humans snort. All his maximum achievements are incorporated the following and within the accompanying Penguin Classics quantity, The Miser and different Plays.

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By Jean Genet

Regarded by means of many critics as Jean Genet’s optimum fulfillment within the novel –– one in all the landmarks of postwar French literature. the tale of a perilous guy seduced via peril, Querelle offers in a startling means with the Dostoyevskian topic of homicide as an act of overall liberation.

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Les Ecureuils De Central Park Sont Tristes (Litterature & Documents) (French Edition)

Souvent los angeles vie s'amuse. Elle nous offre un diamant, caché sous un price ticket de métro ou le tombé d'un rideau. Embusqué dans un mot, un regard, un sourire un peu nigaud. Il faut faire realization aux détails. Ils sèment notre vie de petits cailloux et nous guident. Les gens brutaux, les gens pressés, ceux qui portent des gants de boxe ou font gicler le gravier, ignorent les détails. Ils veulent du lourd, de l'imposant, du clinquant, ils ne veulent pas perdre une minute à se baisser pour un sou, une paille, l. a. major d'un homme tremblant. Mais si on se penche, si on arrête le temps, on découvre des diamants dans une major tendue...

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Cousin Bette (Poor Relations, Book 1)

By Honoré de Balzac, Marion Crawford, Olivia McCannon

Terrible, undeniable spinster Bette is forced to outlive at the condescending patronage of her socially enhanced family in Paris: her appealing, saintly cousin Adeline, the philandering Baron Hulot and their daughter Hortense. Already deeply envious in their wealth, whilst Bette learns that the guy she is in love with plans to marry Hortense, she turns into ate up by means of the need to certain her revenge and dedicates herself to the destruction of the Hulot relatives, plotting their destroy with sufferer, silent malice. Cousin Bette is a gripping story of violent jealousy, sexual ardour and treachery, and an excellent portrayal of the greedy, bourgeois society of 1840s Paris. The end result of the Comédie humaine, Balzac's epic chronicle of his occasions, it really is one among his maximum triumphs as a novelist.

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Fables De La Fontaine (French Edition)

This anthology is an intensive creation to vintage literature should you haven't but skilled those literary masterworks. should you have recognized and enjoyed those works some time past, this can be a call for participation to reunite with previous neighbors in a clean new structure. From Shakespeare’s finesse to Oscar Wilde’s wit, this distinct assortment brings jointly works as diversified and influential because the Pilgrim’s development and Othello. As an anthology that invitations readers to immerse themselves within the masterpieces of the literary giants, it truly is must-have addition to any library.

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Notre-Dame of Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) (Penguin Classics)

By Victor Hugo

More often than not often called "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame", Victor Hugo's Romantic novel of darkish passions and unrequited love, "Notre-Dame de Paris", is translated with an creation through John Sturrock in "Penguin Classics". within the vaulted Gothic towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral lives Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bellringer. Mocked and avoided for his visual appeal, he's pitied basically by way of Esmerelda, a gorgeous gypsy dancer to whom he turns into thoroughly dedicated. Esmerelda, in spite of the fact that, has additionally attracted the eye of the sinister archdeacon Claude Frollo, and while she rejects his lecherous ways, Frollo hatches a plot to break her, that in basic terms Quasimodo can hinder. Victor Hugo's sensational, evocative novel brings existence to the medieval Paris he enjoyed, and mourns its passing in a single of the best historic romances of the 19th century. John Sturrock's transparent, modern translation is observed through an advent discussing it as a passionate novel of principles, written in defence of Gothic structure and of a burgeoning democracy, and demonstrating that an unsightly external can cover ethical good looks. This revised version additionally contains extra studying and a chronology of Hugo's lifestyles. Victor Hugo (1802-85) used to be a forceful and prolific author. He wrote volumes of feedback, Romantic gown dramas, lyrical and satirical verse and political journalism yet is healthier remembered for his novels, specially "Notre-Dame de Paris" (1831) and "Les Miserables" (1862) which was once tailored into essentially the most winning musicals of all time. although exiled to the Channel Islands by way of Napoleon III, Hugo lower back to Paris in 1870 and remained a good public determine till his dying: his physique lay in country below the Arc de Triomphe, and he used to be later buried within the Pantheon. in case you loved "Notre-Dame de Paris", chances are you'll like Gaston Leroux's "The Phantom of the Opera". "A nice author - artistic, witty, sly, innovatory". (A. S. Byatt, writer of Possession).

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Les nourritures terrestres, suivi de Les nouvelles nourritures

By André Gide

"Nathanaël, je t'enseignerai l. a. ferveur.
Une life pathétique, Nathanaël, plutôt que los angeles tranquillité. Je ne souhaite pas d'autre repos que celui du sommeil de los angeles mort. J'ai peur que tout désir, toute énergie que je n'aurais pas satisfaits durant ma vie, pour leur survie ne me tourmentent. J'espère, après avoir exprimé sur cette terre tout ce qui attendait en moi, satisfait, mourir complètement désespéré."

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